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June is Men’s Health Month. How to be a real MVP.

Hospital news | Monday, June 26, 2017

Contact: Crossing Rivers Communications

Staying ahead of health problems early in life is key. Screening tests can help detect health problems and identify concerns before they become a large problem. But it takes much more than health screenings to stay on top of your game. Regular exercise, healthy diet, a regular sleep schedule and managing your stress are all crucial aspects to men’s health.

 

Dr. Steven Mindrup is a board-certified urologist at Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care. He and his colleagues on the urology team at Crossing Rivers Health specialize in disorders affecting the male and female urinary tract in both adults and children. In addition, the urology team treats conditions of the male genital and reproductive system, such as prostate cancer and vasectomies. The team also specializes in urology surgery, where we use minimally invasive surgery to reduce recovery time and get individuals back to their normal routine more quickly.

 

Dr. Mindrup urges men to seek regular medical advice. He says, “It’s important for men to stay knowledgeable of health screenings to schedule and measures to take, no matter how old you are. Make your health a priority during Men’s Health Month and each and every day.”

 

Here is a list of screenings and tests for the different ages in life that will help you be a real MVP.

 

In your 20's:

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years

In your 30's:

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years
  • Diabetes: ask your healthcare provider

In your 40's:

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years
  • Diabetes: ask your healthcare provider
  • Prostate cancer

In your 50's:

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years
  • Colorectal cancer: start at age 50, talk to your doctor about screening options
  • Diabetes: ask your healthcare provider
  • Prostate cancer

In your 60's:

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years
  • Colorectal cancer: start at age 50, talk to your doctor about screening options
  • Diabetes: ask your healthcare provider
  • Prostate cancer
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: once between ages 65 and 75 if you've ever been a smoker

70+

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years
  • Colorectal cancer: start at age 50, talk to your doctor about screening options
  • Diabetes: ask your healthcare provider
  • Osteoporosis: start with age 70; thereafter depends on your risk factors
  • Prostate cancer
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: once between ages 65 and 75 if you've ever been a smoker

Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care offers an array of specialty services: Allergy and Asthma, ENT, Cardiology, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Sleep Medicine and Urology. By increasing the region’s access to more specialists, patients and their families can save travel time and expense and have the convenience of high quality, specialized care in a state-of-the-art, patient-center environment. Schedule an appointment at the Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care in Prairie du Chien by calling 608-357-2525.

 

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