Some men are proactive about their health but the majority are not. What should men be looking out for with their health.
Bowel Cancer. The NHS offer a screening program for everyone between 60 and 74, although it will soon be extended to younger age groups. If you fall into this age category you will automatically be sent a stool sample kit. It is so simple to do and early detection and diagnose will improve your outcome.
Heart Disease. When was the last time you checked in on your heart, monitored your blood pressure or cholesterol? The NHS does offer health checks for everyone over 40, check with your GP to see if this is something your surgery is able to offer at this time.
Prostate Cancer. There is no NHS national screening program for prostate cancer, however if you have any concerns such as increase frequency in passing urine, blood in the urine, leaking urine or feeling like the bladder is not emptying, contact you GP to discuss if a PSA blood test is required.
Mental Health. How are you (or the men in your life) feeling. It has been a difficult few years for all of us and has had an impact on our physical and mental health. With uncertainty ahead, with cost of living increases what impact is this having? Do you (or the men in your life) talk about how you feel?
Drinking 2 litres of water per day
Consuming less than 14 units of alcohol per week
Eating at least 5 portions or fruit and vegetables per day, although this should be 10 per day.
Taking 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week
Talk about feelings and consider stress levels
Access NHS screening where available.
Seeking medical help and advise if concerned.
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