Men’s Health Month: Tips to Help You or the Man in Your Life Stay Healthy for Life
It’s natural to want your loved ones to be happy and healthy, and sometimes they may need some guidance. If you are or have a husband, father, brother, or son who is not as vigilant about his health as he needs to be, now is the time to help get on track. Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center recommends the following preventative measures for optimal health:
Regular Blood Pressure Checks
Though high blood pressure presents no discernable symptoms, it can severely impact a man’s cardiovascular health. That is why healthcare providers urge all adult men to undergo regular blood pressure screenings , which may take place during a routine examination. By diagnosing high blood pressure before it produces irrevocable damage to the circulatory system, a physician can administer appropriate treatment that prevents the possibility of serious complications such as heart attack or stroke.
If you or your loved one is overweight or obese, there is a heightened risk for several potentially life-threatening diseases. Studies have found that excessive weight can contribute to cancer, stroke, heart attack, and type 2 diabetes. Recognizing a weight problem is as easy as calculating one’s body mass index, or BMI. If you or the man in your life has a BMI that indicates obesity, discuss how to bring it down with diet, exercise, and even surgical weight loss.
Undergo a Colonoscopy
With early detection, colon cancer is highly treatable. To identify this disease at an early stage, it’s necessary to undergo a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy can identify the presence of potentially pre-cancerous polyps. If you or your loved one are 50 years old or older, encourage a colonoscopy as soon as possible.
Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center provides exceptional preventative services for the wellbeing of our male patients. To schedule an appointment at our Las Vegas facility for a blood pressure screening or colonoscopy, call (702) 880-2100.