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 Cardiology, DuPage Medical Group Oncology
According to the National Center of Health Statistics, the average life expectancy of women in the United States is 81 years, which is five years longer than men whose average life expectancy is 76 years. Life expectancy can be influenced by genetics but everyone has the ability to choose preventive behaviors that support a longer and healthier life. Our specialty physicians offer tips on how men can lead healthier lives by incorporating preventive health measures into an annual routine.
By Winston Rajendram, MD
Whether you’re taking a dip in the neighborhood pool or catching waves at the beach, practicing healthy swimming habits can keep you and your whole family safe this summer.
By Lisa Wohl, MD
Your eyes play an important role in your overall health, but are often overlooked until a problem occurs. Just like other parts of your body, when not properly cared for, your eyes can develop a variety of conditions including arthritis, cellulitis or sunburn. Board-certified ophthalmologist, Lisa Wohl, MD, shares some of the surprising conditions that can impact your eyes and what you can do to keep your eyes healthy.
By Vikas Desai, MD
Men can develop a variety of urinary symptoms or changes with their prostate gland as they age, however most don't seek medical treatment for these issues, assuming frequent trips to the bathroom and other symptoms are just an inevitable part of the aging process. Conditions like an enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence, or lowered testosterone levels may worsen over time and if left untreated, can lead to other health problems and have a serious impact on your overall health. Urologist, Vikas Desai, MD, shares the facts on common men's health myths and the available treatment options to keep you healthy and active as you age.
Don’t crack your knuckles or you’ll get arthritis! No swimming for 30 minutes after you eat or you’ll get a stomach ache! Mom knows best, right? Primary care physician, Dr. Aabha Beri, shares which pieces of mom’s advice are fact and which are fiction.
By Andrey Leonov, MD
For most seasonal allergy sufferers, symptoms are usually temporary and mild, and can include watery eyes, a runny nose or nasal congestion, coughing and sneezing. You may also experience changes in your energy level and your ability to focus on tasks throughout the day, which may make you wonder, could your allergies be to blame? Allergist, Dr. Andrey Leonov shares what you can do to manage your allergy symptoms, including allergy-induced fatigue.
By Janette Klepek, DO
Plastic products and certain chemicals found in plastic are known to be harmful to the environment, but did you know that plastic products can also affect your health? Learn which plastic products and chemicals you should avoid and some healthy alternatives you can try.
By Alix Charles, MD, FAAD
The average person sheds between 50 -100 hairs per day. As you age, it is normal to experience gradual thinning and breakage of hair. In most cases, medical treatment is not necessary, but if you experience significant hair loss and have not been diagnosed with androgenic alopecia, it could be a sign of an underlying medical condition.
By Fares Hamad, DO
A study published by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), tracked cancer trends in the United States for common cancers types over a ten year period, from 1995 to 2014.1 The study found an increase in the number of cancer cases being diagnosed in young adults for several cancer types including colorectal, gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and uterine. The rising number of young adults being diagnosed with colorectal cancer shows the importance in knowing what symptoms to watch for, and talking with your primary care physician early on to establish a screening schedule that takes into consideration your personal and family health history. By taking a more proactive approach, you can lower your risk of developing colorectal and other cancers.