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June is Men’s Health Month

Connie's Corner

“According to the men’s health department at NYU, 63 percent of men do not go to the doctor unless they are bleeding or are in serious pain. Heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, kidney, and liver disease are all among the top causes of death for Americans; which men are more likely to die faster from than women. Today, on average, women outlive men by five years. Also, “the biggest problem that men have is not so much a specific disease…but the diseases are the result of lack of health care monitoring earlier in life,” WebMD says.

Most of these targeted issues are preventable and can be taken care of with a simple health screening.

Men usually go to get care because their partners nag them into it or they are bleeding to death, or doubled over in pain.  Why wait for that!

So guys out there, surprise your partner or yourself and make an appointment to get a physical and some fasting lab.  Some basic lab to check your cholesterol, liver and kidney function tests, fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C to rule out pre-diabetic changes or diabetes.  Checking testosterone levels and thyroid if you are having depression, fatigue, low sex drive, hypertension, obesity, will go a long way to keeping you healthy if you can work on those things before they become a big problem.  You will be glad you came.

If I am talking about your partner who is not going to read this or take action on it himself make an appointment for him, hog tie him and bring him on down for a check up.

— Connie



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