That’s especially true as we get older and medical issues become more common. For men, an enlarged prostate is as much a part of getting older as graying hair. Osteoporosis is also more likely in older men, and so is arthritis. While these and many other men’s health problems are common, that doesn’t mean they’re trivial. For example, men who have low testosterone may also have weak bones or sleep apnea. Erectile dysfunction can result from cardiovascular disease, and blood in the urine can be a symptom of both bladder stones and bladder cancer.
Ignoring symptoms can seem like the easiest path — in fact, it’s a common strategy among men with busy lives. Between your job, your family and other responsibilities, it’s hard to find time to see a doctor. However, staying active depends on you staying healthy. El Camino Hospitals’ unique men’s health manual can help you do just that with advice from experts in seven specialty areas important to men’s health. You’ll find information for specific risks, recommendations for screening tests, guidance for when to see a doctor and what to expect if you are diagnosed with a specific problem. Think of it as your personal guide to living the healthiest life possible. Men in the U.S. live longer today than ever before with an average lifespan of just over 76 years. The manual, created by the specialists at El Camino Hospital’s Men’s Health Program, can help you make those years as happy and healthy as possible.
This article first appeared in the July/August 2018 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.