The month of June is dedicated to increasing awareness of and improving men’s health. There are many conditions that affect men that can be detected and treated before causing problems if they are caught early. This requires annual screenings and not waiting to see your doctor if new or abnormal symptoms develop.
Common conditions that can be screened for that carry serious risks are cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, low testosterone, auto- immune diseases, hypothyroidism, BPH (or an enlarged prostate) and prostate cancer.
Symptoms to be aware of that are often overlooked are low energy, weight gain, unexplained weight loss, changes in urinary habits or functioning, decreased libido, decreased sexual function, joint pain and night sweats. Just to name a few.
At Flow Natural Health Care we treat women and MEN and can provide annual screenings, blood work, testosterone testing and treatment and many other health care needs. Call us at 503-974-9283 if you are due for your check-up or are experiencing any new or above-mentioned symptoms.
The next “Month of Men” is November, also known as “Movember” where the growing of mustaches ensues raising awareness of many male health concerns. Keep your eye out for the Mo Bros and show your support by helping them get in for a check- up.
By Marsha Hamilton