GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – As the month of June draws to a close, there is still time for men, and for everyone, to take their health more seriously.
June is National Men’s Health Month.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reports that comorbidities are very common in the state.
For men, health can be a daunting topic if it is not something high on their priority list. Postponing a visit to that doctor is a common reality.
In some cases, men will not seek professional health care until the problem becomes a serious problem.
You don’t want to wait for the fire to start before you want to do something, ”said primary care physician Dr. Paul Wong. “You want to do something earlier.”
Dr. Wong says cardiovascular health is the leading cause of death in the United States. Doing a blood test, talking to your doctor about prevention can save you money and time.
“Many of these chronic diseases can not only be prevented but also reversed,” he said.
High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease; all chronic diseases that can lead to death if not treated properly. Reducing processed foods and exercising will lead to a stronger heart.
Health is a collaborative approach between you and your doctor, which can lead to positive outcomes and a better version of yourself.
Prisma has an initiative that aims to help you become healthier step by step. Walk With a Doc gathers every third Wednesday of the month for some heart pumping activity.
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