June 12 kicks off National Men’s Health Week, a reminder to take action and encourage friends and loved ones to be aware of men’s health issues. From heart health to infertility awareness, here are some resources and insights from Baylor College of Medicine experts to help raise men’s health awareness.
Prevention is key to heart health
Dr. Christie Ballantyne, professor of medicine and chief of the section of cardiology at Baylor, says preventative care is key to the prevention and detection of heart disease. He explains heart disease risk factors in men, symptoms, and tips to keep the heart healthy.
Checklist for a healthy lifestyle
You are probably well aware that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critical to preventing the development of certain chronic illnesses – but what are some ways to do so? Dr. Jeffrey Steinbauer, chief medical information officer and professor of family and community medicine at Baylor, offers tips to improve sleeping habits, nutrition and more.
What you need to know about prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. Dr. Jennifer Taylor, assistant professor of urology at Baylor, shares prostate cancer risk factors, symptoms and prevention guidelines.
Understanding the basics of colon cancer
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. However, Dr. Waquar Qureshi, professor of medicine-gastroenterology at Baylor, says many of these deaths are preventable. He explains how colon polyps develop, how often you should get screened, and what to expect during a screening.
While discussing infertility can often be painful, it is an issue that many people face. Drs. Amy Schutt and Alexander Pastuszak say up to 50 percent of couples who are dealing with infertility have a male component of infertility. They discuss both male and female contributing factors, how age plays a role and various treatment options.
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–By Nicole Blanton