The earlier you get help, the easier to overcome your problems and see better long-term outcomes.

For all men:

  • Tend to your mental health. Go see a therapist, particularly if you’ve been feeling particularly down, anxious, or stressed.
  • Test for diabetes, which is rapidly becoming a huge epidemic, and make the necessary dietary changes to lower your risk.
  • Test and monitor for high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Taking care of your blood vessels decreases your risk for heart disease and stroke, and improved circulation is a huge positive for overall health.
  • Monitor your body. If it feels “off”, consult with a physician. Pay attention to everything from changes in your skin through testicular self-examination.
  • Watch your weight and stay active.
  • Monitor your sleep.¬†Sleep affects your physical, mental, and emotional health. Take inventory of your sleep situation and sleep hygiene. Invest in a CPAP machine if advised by a physician.
  • Get your flu shot every year.

For men aged 50 and older:

  • Get a colonoscopy to prevent colorectal cancer.
  • Get a digital rectal exam (DRE) to screen for prostate cancer.

For men aged 65 and older:

  • Get screened for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which is a potential bulge/vulnerability in the largest artery of your body and is fatal. ¬†Additionally, if you’ve ever been a smoker (smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your lifetime), you should get screened for this, regardless of your age.