There are certain health issues that solely pertain to men, such as prostate cancer, low testosterone levels and colon cancer. Many of these issues are easily preventable with a healthy diet and regular visits to the doctor.
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By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
Most people take precautions to cover skin up to protect against frostbite in colder weather. Did you know the cold air can put your lungs and health at risk?
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in males, affecting approximately 1 in 7 men. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, more than 161,000 new cases will be diagnosed. Because it is such a common and potentially fatal disease, early detection and prompt treatment is critical. MRI exams are currently the best non-invasive tool for more accurate detection of prostate cancer and assist in the development of the appropriate treatment plan. DMG’s Radiologists explain why MRI’s are a preferred screening option for prostate cancer.
According to the American Diabetes Association, about 1.5 million Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes each year. On top of that, nearly 84 million adults in the United States have what’s considered pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is classified as elevated blood sugar that is not quite high enough to be considered diabetic. Once diagnosed, it is important to take action to control blood sugar to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other health issues.
By DuPage Medical Group
Every year, millions of people become sick from a flu-virus; many will need to be hospitalized for complications and thousands of people die each year from flu-related illness. Because of this, it is recommended that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every year, especially those who are considered a high-risk for developing complications from the flu.
By DuPage Medical Group Nephrology
When thinking about our overall health, kidneys are not most peoples first thought or focus. In fact, kidney health often does not come up until there is a problem. Kidneys actually play a very essential role in keeping our bodies operating at their best. When your kidneys aren’t functioning properly, it has a significant impact on your health and can cause several unpleasant side effects. Read on to learn some simple ways to improve your kidney health.
By DuPage Medical Group Urology
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer sometime in their lifetime. While the biggest risk factors of developing prostate cancer are your age and race - other factors can also increase an individual’s risk including personal/family history of prostate and other cancers. Be proactive about your health by taking the quiz below to help determine if you are considered high-risk for prostate cancer and could benefit from genetic testing and/or further evaluation by a physician.
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