JUNE is Men’s Health Month!


Men, you’ve been taught how to handle a flat tire, a leaky faucet or maybe even how to patch a hole in the wall, but do you know what it takes to stay healthy? Here are a few numbers to keep your health in check.


Men's Health Checklist.  Men, you’ve been taught how to handle a flat tire, a leaky faucet or maybe even how to patch a hole in the wall, but do you know what it takes to stay healthy? Here are a few numbers to keep your health in check.    Normal BMI is 18.5-24.9.    35% of adult men are obese.  If your BMI is between 30-39.9 you’re considered obese.    Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Too much of this fat may raise you risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Lower numbers are better.  Less than 150 mg/dL Healthy triglyceride level   150 minutes or 2½ hours Recommended amount of mild physical activity for adults per week. An example of a mild activity is brisk walking.   7-9 Recommended hours of sleep for adults. Poor sleep habits bring a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression, erectile dysfunction and obesity. It may also cause more severe  See your doctor – routine checkups can spot a number of conditions that can impact a man’s health, including prostate cancer, which affects 1 IN 7 MEN  TOP THREE CANCERS FOR MEN 1. Prostate 2. Lung 3. Colorectal  Physical Exam  for Preventative care for total health should be done Annually  Testicular Exam Screens for testicular cancer Annually, during physical exam or monthly if lumps are found during self-exams  Blood Pressure Screens for hypertension (high blood pressure) Every 2 years, or as directed by your doctor  Cholesterol If high, can lead to heart disease should be checked Every 5 years, or as directed by your doctor  Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test Screens for prostate cancer Starting at age 55, or as directed by your doctor. African American men and men with a family history are at a higher risk for developing prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor about whether prostate cancer screening is right for you.  A1C Test Screens for high blood sugar levels, which could mean a greater risk for diabetes.  If your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure, talk to your doctor about screening for diabetes  60 mg/dL or over: Healthy HDL (your good cholesterol) level. HDL under 40 is thought of as being at risk for heart disease Higher levels of HDL = lower risk of heart disease  Preferred cholesterol range: Less than 200 mg/dL  70-130 mg/dL Target range for lowdensity lipoprotein (LDL) or the “bad” cholesterol

Men’s Health Facts

  • Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is made in the testicles. Testosterone hormone levels are important to normal male sexual development and functions. Men need testosterone to make sperm.
  • Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the United States.
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is when it is hard to get or keep an erection that’s firm enough for sex. ED affects as many as 30 million men.
  • With timely diagnosis, testicular cancer is most likely treatable and most often curable. It is the most common cancer in men 15 to 34 years old.
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate. This condition is found in about half of all men between ages 51 and 60.


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