Make health a priority during Men’s Health Month

June 7, 2024

In a Cleveland Clinic study, 72 percent of adult men surveyed said they would rather do household chores than see their doctor.

Observed annually in June, Men’s Health Month is a time dedicated to raising awareness about common health issues that affect men. The month aims to remove the stigma to seek help by encouraging men to take proactive measures to prioritize their well-being.

Many health conditions affecting men, including heart disease, prostate cancer and diabetes can be effectively managed or even prevented through early intervention. Regular health check-ups and screenings can increase the chance of living a longer, healthier life.

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men. However, with advances in technology, the majority of men who receive a prostate cancer diagnosis do not die from it.

Target age to get screened:

An enlarged prostate is another condition that men don’t have to live with thanks to a relatively new and effective 20-minute minimally invasive procedure. Aquablation combines the advantages of robotics with advanced imaging to give men back their prostate health. Utilizing the power of water, the heat-free waterjet technology removes prostate tissues in a precise and targeted fashion with low rates of complications.

“St. Joseph Hospital was one of the first hospitals in Southern California to offer Aquablation, and we not have extensive experience using this cutting-edge technology,” according to urologist Hari Sawkar, M.D. “Our patient outcomes show that this technology is highly effective, offering long lasting improvement in urinary symptoms with minimal risk to sexual function and continence.”

In order to stay proactive about your health and well-being, it is essential for men to prioritize regular check-ups that include blood tests for PSA levels and prostate exams. Early detection of prostate cancer through screenings can significantly increase the chances of successful treatment and survival. 

Be empowered and empower the men in your life to take proactive steps towards a healthier future. Schedule a screening or contact a Providence physician today.

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