Monmouth County's Ask The Doctor September/October 2019


Men Need To Pay Attention To Their Health Regardless of your age or general health, it is import- ant to focus on your health. These two tips provide a foundation from which to begin. 1. Have regular checkups – even if you feel okay. One of the best ways that men can promote their own good health is to have a physical or wellness check each year. Besides a general once-over, the physical should include cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure evalu- ations. 2. Schedule an appointment with your doctor when something doesn’t seem right. It’s also important to see a doctor if you have no- ticed changes in your sleep, bathroom habits, have a cut or sore that doesn’t seem to heal, changes in moles or birthmarks, or if you’re experiencing unexplained weight fluctuations. Remember that many significant health issues begin as minor problems that could have been prevented or better managed if they had been detected early. Think of your doctor visit as an investment in your future good health by discussing your concerns with your doctor.



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Men and Supplements

These two supplements are important for bone health Calcium and Vitamin D are key nutrients for bone health. Men should not fall behind on getting these nutrients. Physicians recommend a supplement separate from a regular multivitamin, since multivitamins usually do not con- tain enough calcium to meet recommendations. It also helps keep your muscles, nerves and immune system healthy. • Men need 1,000 milligrams of

calcium a day. Men older than age 70 need 1,200 milligrams a day, and teens need 1,300 milli- grams a day. • Men also need 600 IU of vitamin D each day. After age 80, this in- creases to 800 IU of vitamin D. Understanding how much vitamin D you need can be confusing because there are different recommendations about how much vitamin D adults should get. Make sure talk to your healthcare pro- vider before you begin taking any di- etary substitute.




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