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SUNDAY, June 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many men need to do a better job of looking after their health, and it only takes a few simple steps, experts say.
“It’s common for men to avoid going to the doctor until there’s a serious health concern,” said Dr. James Heckman, a primary care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. “Staying healthy may just be a matter of changing habits.”
Those habits start with regular doctor visits.
“Seeing your doctor regularly means that you have a baseline for important screenings,” Heckman said in a medical center news release. “This includes everything from cholesterol to cancer screenings and osteoporosis.”
“For good prostate health, eat your fruits and veggies,” Dr. Aria Olumi, chief of urologic surgery at Beth Israel, said in the news release.
Get enough sleep. That means at least seven hours a night.
“Mental health symptoms often appear to be physical issues — like a racing heart, tightening chest, ongoing headaches or digestive issues,” Heckman said. “Talking to a professional or a loved one about stress or other challenges can be very helpful.”
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SOURCE: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, June 2019 news release