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Check-ups for Men.

It's a fact that men don't visit the doctor as often as women do. That's why Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. wants to remind men to make regular appointments to stay healthy. We’ve listed five important topics that often affect a man's health. By keeping an eye on these subjects, you can take better care of yourself and your health.

Blood Pressure.

Think of your arteries as the pipes that carry blood to different parts of your body. When the pressure inside these pipes is too high, it can put extra strain on your heart and blood vessels. This is called high blood pressure. This is a common health concern for men that can significantly increase the risk of heart disease or even a stroke. Several things can cause high blood pressure. Sometimes it's related to your genes. If your parents or other family members have high blood pressure, you might be more likely to get it too. Another important factor is your lifestyle. Eating too much salt, not eating enough healthy foods and being overweight can all increase your chances of getting high blood pressure. Being inactive and not getting enough exercise can also be a contributing factor. Regular blood pressure checks are critical for early detection. Talk to your doctor to find ways to manage and monitor your blood pressure.

Cholesterol Levels.

Cholesterol levels are like a measurement of fat in your body. Cholesterol is a chemical that your body needs to work properly. Too much of it can be harmful. There are two main types of cholesterol: "good" cholesterol and "bad" cholesterol. To keep you healthy, it's important to have more good cholesterol in your body. High cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease. This is a leading cause of death in men. Some foods, like hamburgers, french fries, and ice cream, contain a lot of cholesterol and unhealthy fats. This increases the bad cholesterol in our body. High cholesterol can also be part of your genetics. Some people have genes that make their bodies produce too much cholesterol or not remove it as effectively. Another possible way of getting high cholesterol is by being overweight. Regular screenings for cholesterol levels help check the levels of cholesterol in the blood. This helps men take proactive steps to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Prostate Health.

Prostate health is all about taking care of your prostate gland. It is located inside the body, just below the bladder. The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. Two common problems that can happen with the prostate gland are prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Prostate cancer is when some cells in the prostate gland start growing in an unhealthy way. BPH is when the prostate gland gets bigger, but it's not cancer. Your doctor can do tests to make sure your prostate gland is healthy. Two important tests are the prostate-specific antigen test and the digital rectal exam. These tests help your doctor find any problems early so they can be treated quickly if needed. It's really important to talk to your doctor about any worries or questions you have about your prostate health. They can give you the right information and help you decide what tests or treatments might be best for you. Taking care of your prostate gland and talking to your doctor about it will help you make smart choices for your health.

Blood Glucose Levels.

Our bodies naturally produce a type of sugar called glucose. Glucose gives us energy. To help glucose be used properly, we have a hormone called insulin. Sometimes, our bodies have trouble using insulin correctly. That's when diabetes can happen. Diabetes is a big health problem for both men and women. However, research shows that men have a higher chance of getting diabetes compared to women. There are different types of diabetes. The most common ones are Type 1 and Type 2. It's really important to keep an eye on your blood sugar levels to prevent health problems. By seeing your doctor they can discover if your blood sugar levels are too high. This allows you to take action early and prevent issues. Men who are overweight, have family members with it, or don't exercise much, need to be extra careful about checking their blood sugar levels and making healthy choices every day.

Testicular Health.

Taking care of testicular health is important for a man's overall well-being. There are a couple of reasons for this. As men get older, they have a higher chance of developing conditions that can affect their testicles. Testicular cancer is one of the most serious illnesses they can develop. Other issues can include discomfort or pain in one or both testicles. This can be a sign of a variety of testicular health issues. To keep your testicles healthy, it's a good idea to do a self-exam regularly. This means checking your testicles for any lumps, swelling, or changes in size or shape. Make sure to see your doctor if you notice anything unusual. If you feel any pain or discomfort schedule an appointment with your doctor right away. Your doctor can give you a full exam and help you with the next steps of taking care of your testicular health.

Don’t put your health in the backseat any longer. Getting to a clinic before problems start is always the best way to go. Talk to your doctor about preventative health screening specific to your needs.

Visit Clinicas

At Clinicas, we can help you and your family establish great health routines. We’re here to help you and your family. We offer Primary Care services at our health centers throughout Ventura County. You can read more about Clinicas Primary Care online. Help your family establish good health care today.