5 Things Men Should Know About Their Health.


Blood Pressure

Get your blood pressure checked regularly. A silent, fatal health condition that affects your brain, kidneys and heart, might be lurking within you, and you won’t even realize it. Most people who have high blood pressure don’t exhibit any symptoms, so they don’t realize how serious it is. The risk of having a stroke is four times higher in patients with high blood pressure, as well as three times higher in patients with coronary artery disease.



You should have your cholesterol levels checked because they indicate if you are at risk for atherosclerosis, which is the build-up of plaques on the artery walls. Since high cholesterol is often symptom-less, testing is essential. People who have high cholesterol may need medications to reduce their levels, but lifestyle changes, such as eating low-fat and exercising regularly, can help.


These tactics can help lower your cholesterol:

  • Give up smoking.
  • Diabetes patients should keep an eye on their blood sugar levels.
  • Regular exercise is essential.
  • Take steps to reduce your stress.
  • Keep an eye on your weight.
  • Reduce saturated fats and trans-fats in your diet.
  • Fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains should be the main ingredients in your meals.
  • Milk and other dairy products should be low- or non-fat.
  • Limit red meat intake.
  • Make fish a part of your diet.
  • Reducing sodium intake is essential.
  • Sugary beverages should be avoided.


Blood sugar

A family history of diabetes or a family member with diabetes increases your chances of developing it. The level of blood glucose is controlled by insulin, which diabetics have resistance to. Your body regulates blood glucose better the more sensitive it is to insulin. Insulin sensitivity is reduced when you are obese. Your risk levels can be reduced if you exercise regularly.

Testosterone Levels

A decrease in testosterone can lead to a number of symptoms and complications that may need medical attention.

Hypogonadism, or low testosterone, causes the following symptoms:

  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Anxiety and Depression


The patient should visit his doctor if he exhibits any of these symptoms. Testing your testosterone levels is easy with a blood test.

Prostate Cancer Screening

PSA blood tests are the most common way men check for prostate cancer. PSA stands for prostate-specific antigen, which is tested with a blood test. Antigen is a medical term for protein. It is a protein that is detected in the blood can be used to screen for prostate cancer by urologists and physicians.

A PSA test is typically administered to most men after they turn 50 during their annual physical. It is recommended that testing begins at age 40. The cure rate increases if prostate cancer is detected early enough.

Improving your overall health is important. There are no quick fixes. Don’t wait till it is too late, It is best practice to detect any issues early so that you can have the best chances. Book an appointment at The T- Clinic today!


Dr Mark Opperman


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