Women live longer than men on average, but improved men’s health care has now helped narrow that gap to 5 years. At Pavilion Family Medicine, the men’s health care provider, including John Ribadeneyra, MD, offers personalized medical care for men of all ages. To schedule your checkup or get help with a new health concern, call the Montrose, Colorado, office or schedule an appointment online.

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What is men’s health care?

Men’s health care is medical care that treats your health and wellness needs from head to toe.

It covers health concerns that can affect both sexes, such as heart disease, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment.

Men’s health care also provides diagnosis and treatment of male-specific problems like erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate gland).

How often do I need men’s health care?

Pavilion Family Medicine recommends routine men’s health physicals once a year. You may develop new health issues, for example:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Clinical depression

These conditions usually require chronic condition management in between your yearly physicals.

You may need occasional appointments for temporary conditions like common colds or minor injuries, as well. If you’re in an accident, you can also count on Pavilion Family Medicine for workers’ comp and personal injury support.

Why is men’s health care so important?

Men’s health care focuses on the preventive care treatment strategy. Many chronic diseases develop due to risk behaviors such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol use, and smoking.

You can control these factors and greatly lower the chances of getting many diseases through men’s health care.

Also, men’s health care includes testing that detects many diseases early, allowing you to  get the help you need to prevent major long-term health issues.

Men’s health care also includes vaccinations that prevent diseases and illnesses like the flu and COVID-19.

Your men’s health care is always tailored to your risk factors, age, and unique health concerns.

What are the best men’s health practices to prevent chronic disease?

Along with your annual men’s health exams and other necessary medical care in the office, Pavilion Family Medicine recommends making the most of your health by implementing preventive care strategies in your daily life. Some tips for this are:

  • Eat a nutritious diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Stop smoking
  • Limit alcoholic beverages
  • Reduce stress

Being your own health advocate is also important. If you notice a health change that you’re concerned about, don’t hesitate to speak up. The sooner you do so, the better you can safeguard your health.

Call Pavilion Family Medicine or click the online scheduler to set up your men’s health appointment today.