Doctors encourage men around the nation to keep an eye on their health, especially during this Men’s Health Month.
Celebrated across the United States every June, Men’s Health Month works to heighten awareness of preventable health issues, and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys.
Dr. Eric Alford, a family physician at Baylor Scott and White – Brenham Clinic, says most men really need to pay more attention to their health.
In addition to low testosterone, Dr. Alford says some of the things men need to keep an eye out for are cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. He says they also need to watch their alcohol consumption.
Dr Alford says many men can immediately begin improving their health simply by seeing a doctor for regular checkups. He notes that they should try to regularly see their doctors, even if they’re feeling healthy.
Dr. Alford encourages anyone with health questions to talk to their doctor or primary care physician. He also invites the community out Saturday at 9 a.m. to the Kruse Center at the Blinn College-Brenham Campus for “Walk with a Doc”, where this month’s topic will be men’s health with urologist Dr. Ryan Frieben.