Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing

Men's Health Services in Carthage, TNDid you know that men are 24% less likely than women to have seen a doctor in the past year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality? With heart disease, cancer and accidents being the top causes of death for men in the United States, they face unique health challenges daily. Men in charge of their own wellbeing are what Men’s Health Month is about—raising awareness of the health problems that men battle and the steps they can take to prevent those problems.

Many of the major health issues that men face, including heart disease and colon cancer, can be treated, or prevented, with early diagnosis. Screenings are often able to discover these diseases early, while they’re easier to treat or prevent. Issues that men should be screened for regularly include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Blood glucose levels
  • Body mass index
  • Depression
  • Colon cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer

A man taking care of his health—for himself and those who love him—is an important aspect of being the best man he can be. With small attitude adjustments, men can take charge of their health and make it a priority. Early detection of disease through screenings is aided considerably when a man lives a healthy lifestyle, including:

  • Consistent physical activity
  • Healthy food choices
  • Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting good amounts of sleep
  • Becoming or remaining tobacco free
  • Moderation in alcohol use
  • Stress management

Men’s health screenings and services are available at Riverview Regional Medical Center—your local medical center for quality healthcare. When you or your loved ones need general, specialized or emergency care, the professionals at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, TN are here to provide competent and compassionate care close to home. Once you take charge of your own health care, you’ll find support and strength at Riverview Regional Medical Center.

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