Paris, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) June is Men’s Health Month. A reminder for men to make an appointment with their doctor and get a yearly check-up.
According to Dr. Jitendrakumar Sodvadiya with Horizon Health, it’s easier to prevent a chronic disease than to try and cure it.
Dr. Sodvadiya says, “Our goal is to catch the healthcare problem in the beginning stage before you have any complication.”
Screening for things likes diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can be common for all men, but
A visit a to the doctor might also include different things for different ages.
For example, a doctor might ask 20-somethings about their sexual activity and then screen of STD’s.
Dr. Jitendrakumar Sodvadiya, “We do screen them for Hepatitis B,C, Clamydia, gonorrhea, HIV.”
Meanwhile, a 65-year-old man might be screened for dementia or sent to have a colonoscopy.
The doctor says the most important things men can do to improve their health are exercise at least 150 minutes a week, eat a balanced diet and get at least 7 hours of sleep a night.