Getting the screenings and checkups you need as a man, can help you live a longer and healthier life.  It’s your responsibility to find a primary care physician with whom you feel comfortable. We recommend seeing us at the Men’s Vitality Center for all your men’s primary healthcare needs. Your friends and family will love you for taking the needed steps to better your health and lifestyle.

It’s imperative as a man that you receive regular health screenings from your men’s doctor. Remember, you know your body better than anyone else, so when you notice changes it’s important to speak with your men’s health professional.

High Blood Cholesterol. If you are 35 years or older, it’s crucial that you have your cholesterol checked on a regular basis with a blood test. High cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and poor circulation. However, you should start having your cholesterol checked as early as age 20 if you smoke cigarettes, if you’re overweight or obese, if you have diabetes or high blood pressure, if you have a history of heart disease or blocked arteries, or if your family has a history of heart attacks.

Diabetes. You should get your blood sugar checked and be screened for diabetes if you have a diet high in salt and low in fruits and vegetables, if you are overweight, if you have a family history of diabetes, or if you’re a regular smoker or have a sedentary lifestyle.

Depression.  As hard as it is to speak about, depression is real.  It does not make you less of a man if you feel sad, down, or hopeless.  If you’ve felt that way, or have lost interest in things that once gave you pleasure, it’s time to talk with a health professional  at Men’s Vitality Center. Your family and friends will see you as a stronger man for seeking help.

High Blood Pressure. Much like the oil pressure in your car, your blood pressure needs to be regulated. You know the damage that can be caused to your engine if your oil pressure gets too high, but do you know the damage that can be done to your body if your blood pressure gets too high? Strokes, heart attacks, kidney and eye problems, and heart failure are just a few of the complications that can arise.

 There are many other common men’s health problems that should be checked for as you get older. Please call and schedule your appointment or simply drop in to see us at the Men’s Vitality Center. We’re here to help you age with masculinity and virility. Your friends and family will love the fact that you’re doing good things for your health