The life expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, but men still need to pay more attention to their bodies than most do. Men tend to drink and smoke more than women. They also don’t seek medical care as often as women do. And…men typically define themselves by their work, which can add to stress.
Many of the major health risks that men face, such as colon cancer and heart disease, can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early when they are easier to treat. That’s why it’s so important for men to have regular checkups and screenings.
Ongoing tests you may want to speak to your QLMC doctor about include:
Colorectal cancers screening
Prostate exam and PSA test
Bone mass measurement
Cholesterol and blood screens
Body Mass Index analysis
The most important things men can do to stay healthy are: get recommended screening tests, be tobacco free, be physically active, eat a healthy diet, stay at a healthy weight and take preventive medicines if needed.
Call QLMC today to schedule an appointment, 520.733.2250