June is recognized as Men’s Health Month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Men’s Health Month heightens the awareness of preventable health problems, and encourages early detection and treatment for diseases and conditions affecting men and boys.
Do you know the top men’s health threats? The list includes heart disease, cancer and unintentional injury. Thankfully, most men’s health threats are largely preventable. Make healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a healthy diet and including physical activity in your daily routine.
It’s also important to manage risky behavior, such as drinking too much and engaging in casual sex. Of course, commonsense precautions — such as using safety ladders and wearing a seat belt — count, too.
As you get older, your men’s health concerns are likely to change. Could a beer gut lead to health problems? Is male menopause a myth or a true men’s health issue? Could testosterone therapy help you feel young again? Get answers to these and other men’s health questions.
To hear more about men’s health from Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Landon Trost, a urologist at Mayo Clinic, click here. Dr. Trost will discuss prostate cancer screening and what can be done about low testosterone. Then share your thoughts below about what supports the health of the men in your life on the way to making Arizona the Healthiest state in the Nation!