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Health For men, preventative health screenings shouldn't be overlooked Sponsored content lune is Men's Health Month ooghe to you by Kaiser Pman Women beoose Eamiliar with anmuall doctors visits at a elatinvely yng age, but men aren't always as quick t EA or realine thhe necessity of health checkups as they age Did you know that more than 12 peneent of men over the ge of s in the United States ane considered in fair or poor balth? The Centers for Disease Control and Preventikn also reports that more than 3 percent of men in the L.S re obese and more than 2 pereent o men have hypeste The ea ito try and be proactive with your health sak e. Patricia Dietpen,Family Medicine Physscian at Kaisr Permanente's Frisco Medical Cflios "Hus e mention ather than wailing to addeess prollems that ma have PREVENTATIVE CARE Compaed to women, ore are more lky to put o ngular cheekus and cdical eare. Men alo have a we ife eopeetaney than wotsen throuphout the woll, accond ing to a report in the Woeld Journal of Men's Heah.I ogy of mwn's health bot also their bealthe-seeking behaniors Thoee health-secking behaions can be seen in another report, ly the CDC, that estimates men are 80 pereent s iely than woemen to use a regular sounce of health care resulting in trips to the doctor only when they fiel sick or on your age and med Men are less likely to visilt a doctor for regularly scheduled check-ups, but skipping these exams could have dangerous consequences down the road. Talk to a doctor today about medical screenings that might be right for you depending that all men in their 90maintain a bealthy weight, eat a t kast nce ng their 2aintain a healthy weight, eat a healthy dist,eie,limit including sadness,littlepeasedong things you ssed to poor seep, lack of interest andjor fatique She sad thut wookd he the time when a hysciun woudsal and manage stesanlss of whethea diseuss family and personal health history, lifestyle,checkor a woman. One of the Itakeaways Delagem bopes mets ca nizations,tain estel las as a baseliec, clhec raing a bealthy estyle also mcans uing attention undestad about their nerall health itht bokes are to determine riss folitestomental Icalth, for which men are alo less lytk nsilient, no matter whaa n high hkood pressure If these areall oormal, in gour S0% is whm wed rechkStress, nerwork, unhealthy lifestyle, and unnesoved risk factons, lifestyk, any changes in family history ans can all contribute to depression, poor slerp, anxiety nhat that oski mean fur preoventative bealth, she si.tgen ss mrtant fix yoor oserall bealth Onee you reach your s0s, we redeck prevention and foxcas dress the bebaviceal,or mestal healtli,component...Sc n sreening labs fir diabetes, recheck cholesterd. cgms of depeession s asie tt is possible to grt huck into shape, inu 8 Most importandly, wrk on becoening and staing hag shoukl take to heart. We shoukl kep ourselves as healty penonal or family historny, lood pressure,weight an WHEN TO GET CHECKED OUT Men should think about regulr, prevertative health care throughout their lives, but here are some guidelines for whst to think Tben, as men age (see factbond, there are other seglar that ecome into play such as colon cancer, pmisaut during specific stages of life becks and othes sereenings depending os personal or 20s Get a routine physical at least once to discuss personaland family health history, lifestyle, check immunizations obtain cholestenol labs as a baseline, check blood pressure and weight to determine risks for diabetes and high blood peessure review aloohol and recreationaldrug usage. 30sIfprevious physicals were nomal, recheck risk factors now.induding lifestyle and any changes in personal o family history 40s Recheck prevention and focus on seening labs for diabeses, recheck cholesperol changes in personaloefamily history, blood pressure weight and immunizations 50% Initiane colon cancer soeening unless a doctor has deemed this screening necessary a anearier age due to family istory Also screen for immunizations and for bacterial pneumonia, Prostate checks are no longes considered to be necessary at age 50.A discussion of personal and family hisnony tik factors and symptoms wll help guide the scneening process 60s All preventative immunizations ane recommended. "We tbypkally see men yearly.or every other year if you are healthy and maintain a healthy Hestyle, Dietagen said It's all about pervention, Dtg sad OVERALL HEALTH Some of the most common health Esues affeeting me chode fatigse, hon weight gain, arthritisand diabetes Many of thos are ple whetn risk fatoes are noled early and a healthy lifestyke is Sollowed, Dietgen kl."Kong your weight to an optimum v eing gularly, eating healthy foos,drinking no mone than tw Gencrally es balsh is not cth different than won- en's bealth when koing al risk factors, Its important o Frio Melical fce Thrive KAISER PERMANENTE DICALOFFICES NOW OPEN Court Solt 104 Frko,Co 8044 2261