Your Sexual Health can be Greatly Impacted by Your General Health
Living out a healthy lifestyle can have a broad scope of benefits for an individual and men’s sexual health happens to be one of them. While The Chattanooga Men’s Clinic specializes in treatments such as performance and testosterone boosters, we cannot express enough the importance of taking care of your general health. If having a healthy sex life matters to you then your general health must matter to you as well. At Chattanooga’s Men’s Clinic, you will not only find the joy in your sex life again, but also in the little things in your every-day life by taking control of your general health.
There a several actions you can take to get a jump start on bettering your general health:
- Physical Activity: Schedules can get hectic quick, but just 30 minutes of some sort of physical activity a day can make such a huge difference in how you feel. The best part is that you get to do whatever sort of exercise suits you best. It is important to note that for some men, 60 minutes of exercise for four days a week may be a better fit. Be sure to discuss with your physician the appropriate physical activity demands for you.
- Weight: There are many remedies out there for how to maintain a healthy weight, but if possible, work on balancing your intake of calories with the amount of calories you are burning off. Come visit our clinic to find out your BMI (body mass index) to help you follow your progress.
- Diet: Some key foods to preserving a healthy diet include meat proteins, eggs, vegetables, fruits, beans, tofu, lentils, and grains. Try to avoid saturated fats and focus more on your calorie intake. With as many options as these, maintaining a healthy diet can be simple.
- Stress: We know stress can have a serious negative impact on your overall health, but did you know that some cases of ED are based solely on the stress level of some men? Find ways in your daily routine to reduce your stress level and if you deal with severe stress, it can be beneficial to seek out a mental health professional to discuss how to alleviate it.
- Smoking: It is simple, stop smoking. Okay…maybe it is not that simple, but the first step is to speak with your physician. There are a broad number of remedies existing today to help support you in quitting smoking. This can help possibly eliminate the development of ED.
- Lower Your Alcohol Intake: Help avoid a negative impact on your general health by limiting yourself to no more than two alcoholic beverages a day. A drink referred to here would be: a 5-oz glass of wine, 1-oz of liquor, a 12-ounce brew, etc.
- Sleep: Your sleep is extremely valuable to your overall health. Aim to get about 6-8 hours of sleep a night.
To help track your progress while you are working to maintain good overall health, be sure to periodically speak with your physician to discuss how you are doing and receive any professional advice they may have to offer. Listed above are ways that you are able to take control of your health, but a doctor’s guidance is always favorable. Everybody is different and a doctor will be able to help personalize the list to best fit you.
Let us help you find the answers you need as you look to begin discussing your health guidelines with a medical professional.
|Exams & Screenings||When||Ages|
|Physical Exam: Review past and current health conditions, complete a thorough physical exam, and review health-related topics.||Yearly||x||x||x|
|Blood Pressure: High blood pressure has no symptoms, but can cause permanent health concerns (heart attack, stroke, organ damage).||Yearly||x||x||x|
|Blood Tests & Urinalysis: Screens for various diseases (such as cholesterol, diabetes, Kidney or Thyroid dysfunction) before symptoms occur.||Yearly||x||x||x|
|EKG: Electrocardiogram screens for heart abnormalities. Echocardiogram and/or stress test as follow-up when directed.||Baseline Yearly||Age 30||Age 40||x|
|Prostate Exam: Screening for prostate cancer should include rectal exam and PSA blood test. Prostate cancer is the number one cancer in men.||Yearly||x|
|Colonscopy: A flexible scope examines the colon for cancer, polyps, and other diseases at their earlier and treatable stages. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in men.||Every 3-7 Years||x|
|Self-Exams: Testicle: To find masses in their earliest stages. Skin: To look for signs of changes and early skin cancer. Oral: To look for signs of lesions in the mouth. Breast: To find abnormal masses in their earliest stages.||Monthly||x||x||x|
|Testosterone Screening: Low testosterone symptoms include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue and depression. Initial screening for symptoms with a questionnaire followed by a simple blood test.||Yearly||x||x||x|
|Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): Sexually active adults who consider themselves at risk for STDs should be screened for Syphillis, Chlamydia, and other STDs.||At Risk||x||x||x|
|Immunization Review: Childhood vaccinations, TB skin test, tetanus booster, Hep A/B, and Flu/Pneumonia.||Yearly||x||x||x|
|BMI: Body mass index. Obesity is a direct cause of major health issues. Maintaining a normal BMI, eating a balanced diet, and a good exercise program are all major components to overall health.||Yearly||x||x||x|
|Smoking Cessation: Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the number one cause of cancer-related death in men.||At Risk||x||x||x|
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