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No matter your age, annual physical exams and preventative screenings are important to identify and treat health issues early. During June, in honor of Father’s Day, we invite you to raise your awareness of Men’s Health Month. If you haven’t seen your healthcare provider in the last year, give yourself the gift of better health!
Heart disease is the leading cause of death of men in the US, equating to 1 out of every 4 deaths. Having high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose can increase your risk of a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke. About half of the US population is dealing with at least one of these risk factors. When you have annual exams, providers are able to check your blood pressure, run lab tests and discuss healthy habits to keep your cardiac risks in check.
Unfortunately, men have higher rates of getting and dying from cancer than women according to the CDC. Most cancers develop slowly over time, so making sure you visit your healthcare provider at least annually and making healthy choices can help lower some of your risk factors. In addition to checking your general health, your provider can confirm that you are receiving your age-appropriate screenings.
While most recognize the link between smoking and cancer, you may be surprised at other factors that may lead to cancer.
In addition to adopting a healthy diet, refraining from alcohol and smoking, getting more exercise and reducing stress, make sure you schedule an appointment with your primary healthcare provider. They are there to discuss any questions or concerns you make have about your health or plan to get healthier. Don’t have a primary care provider? We invite you to visit one at Floyd Valley Clinics! The best way to keep on top of your health is to have routine visits with your provider for continuity of care.
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