How can men stay on top of their health?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends four ways for men to stay on top of their game when it comes to their health:
  • See your doctor for checkups. Certain diseases and conditions may not have symptoms. Your doctor can help identify issues early or before they can become a problem.
  • Pay attention to signs and symptoms, including chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive thirst, and problems with urination. If you have these symptoms or any others, see your doctor.
  • Keep track of your numbers. Readings for blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), and other health measurements are very important. If your numbers are too high or too low, your doctor can explain what they mean and suggest how you can get them to a healthier range. Be sure to ask your doctor what tests you need and how often you need them.
  • Get vaccinated. Everyone needs immunizations to stay healthy, no matter their age. Even if you were vaccinated as a child, you may need updates. Immunity can fade with time. Vaccine recommendations are based on a range of factors, including age, overall health and your medical history.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.