Men's health month is in June. I'll be fifty this year and I don't have time to wait unitl June to address my health. I'll be posting a series of men's health articles with information to keep us healthy.

I've done a horrible job, thinking I'm invincible. It's time I take control of my health, I want to live to be 100. There are simple things you can do to maintain your health. For instance, if you notice something out of the ordinary about your body, maybe a lump somewhere there shouldn't be one, fatigue or other symptoms, seek professional medical advice immediately.

I'm not a doctor, mana medical associates provided some helpful information about men's health. Men, take care or yourself. We are not Superman. Our health effects us. I am getting a full physical asap. Here are some facts and tips about men's health I hope you find  useful.

Prostate Cancer Only Affects Men

Some health issues are specific to men. Prostate cancer only affects men, and it’s one of the most common types of cancer in men. A solid diet can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Maintaining a healthy weight through regular exercise and eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can decrease a man’s risk for prostate cancer. Good to know.

Colorectal Cancer is Highly Preventable

Men and women both can develop colon or rectal cancers. It’s the third most common cancer — excluding skin cancers — diagnosed in the U.S. Good news tho, colorectal cancer is almost entirely preventable.

Men and Heart Attacks

Men are more likely to have a heart attack. The more risk factors you have, the higher your risk of heart attack. Risk factors include being older, being male, a family history of heart disease, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, American Indians, and Asian-Americans are at a higher risk, smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, being overweight or obese, diabetes, stress, drinking too much alcohol. Perhaps some lifestyle changes are in store.

I will continue this series about men's health, in the meantime, listen to your body.

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