Men’s Health

Men’s Health

Healthy Man

At Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine, we are committed to educating men about health issues like heart disease, cancer, stroke and much more. Men of all ages should have routine physical examinations; however, many men wait to seek routine care until they are in their 40s. While there may be many individual reasons for this, men are generally reluctant to see their physician routinely.

Many of the top 10 causes of death and disability can be prevented or delayed with early diagnosis and treatment. Likewise, many of the physical changes that occur as men age can also be addressed with early diagnosis and treatment. By establishing a relationship with a provider at Alpharetta and Cumming internal Medicine now, the signs and symptoms of various conditions can be managed as they occur.

The top 10 causes of death for mature adult males include:

  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Unintentional injuries
  • Stroke
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Diabetes
  • Influenza and pneumonia
  • Suicide
  • Kidney disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Recommended Annual Screenings

All adult men should visit their health care provider for an annual physical, even if they feel healthy. The purpose of this visit is to screen for medical issues, assess risk, encourage a healthy lifestyle, and update vaccinations. In addition, an annual physical can to avoid problems in the future. Depending on a patient’s age, some or all of the screenings below might be recommended:

  • Prostate evaluation
  • Testicular examination
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Immunizations
  • Osteoporosis

Tips for Healthy Living as a Man

Healthy lifestyle habits can not only improve the way you look and feel, but can prevent or eliminate serious health problems as you age. The providers at Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine can help you make lifestyle changes including:

  • Eat healthy
  • Stay at a healthy weight
  • Regular exercise
  • Be smoke-free
  • Get routine exams and screenings
  • Take any medications you need
  • Avoid heavy drinking
  • Manage stress
  • Get enough sleep
  • Know your risks
  • Stay safe

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