Men's health month encourages early screenings

Published: May. 31, 2018 at 8:46 PM MDT
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The purpose of men's health month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment among men and boys.

The month of June is recognized as men's health month and a program coordinator at St. Luke's Magic Valley says the concept is simple.

Stop smoking, eat a good diet and get thirty minutes of exercise most days of the week.

You also need to get an annual checkup so a doctor can monitor your health and point out any areas of concern or improvement.

“As men especially we do a really good job of kind of bottling in all of our emotions or frankly things we're feeling in our body,” said Isaac Bush, program coordinator. “So when you go to the doctor you get a blood test, they check your blood pressure. They’re making sure all of your musculoskeletal systems are working well and everything at that point like you said they will be able to pinpoint problems that you may not necessarily be able to detect yourself.”

Things like cardiovascular disease are found in both men and women but will each be treated and dealt with differently and the best advice is to take an active role in your health.

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