General Health Care

Although the life-expectancy gap between men and women has narrowed, it's no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Several things work against men: (1) they tend to smoke and drink more than women, (2) men don't typically seek medical help as often as women, and (3) many men define themselves by their work, which can add to stress. There are also specific health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone.

Many of the major health risks men (and women) face (e.g., colon cancer or heart disease) can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Early screening can find diseases early when they’re easier to treat, so consider having regular checkups and screenings.

For the ‘sports addicts’ among you, please make sure to talk to Dr. Shalita, about the proper way to enhance your sports activity and overall sports health. Also discuss ways to keep your joints in optimal condition.

Remember to:

  • Stay hydrated: Studies show many men work out in a dehydrated state which reduces aerobic endurance and can result in increased body temperature, increased heart rate, disorientation, and 
even physical collapse!
  • Eat a light meal before your workout: Eating a large meal prior to a workout may leave you feeling sluggish or with cramps because your muscles and digestive system are competing for energy sources. Not eating can result in hunger or low blood sugar levels leaving you feeling weak or faint.