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.”
“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.”
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.”
— Robert Preidt
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SOURCE: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, June 2019 news release