Men’s Health Month: It’s Time to Take Control of Your Health

Jun 30, 2022

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Guys - did you know that in the United States, the average male will experience more serious health problems and live a shorter life than the average American woman? More men die of heart disease, cancer, injuries, stroke and suicide than women. 

When was the last time you visited your doctor for a routine exam and preventive health services? Studies show that women are more likely to seek out healthcare than men. Research also supports the fact that men are more likely to become overweight or obese than women.

A number of men’s health problems can be linked to weight for both men and women, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, gallstones, kidney stones, infertility and several different types of cancer. But on top of all that, men may be paying a higher price for excess weight in terms of sexuality and reproductive health. 

That’s right, guys. Even your testosterone levels can be linked to weight. Men who are obese are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction than men with healthy weights and obesity has also been linked to low sperm count. Due to how obesity changes the metabolism of sex hormones, some studies have even shown a link between being overweight and a man’s increased risk of developing prostate cancer.

The good news is that many of these common health problems could be prevented with routine medical care and weight management. 

June is Men’s Health Month, a month set aside to raise awareness about common health problems faced by men and how those can be prevented. Every year, Nicholson Clinic helps hundreds of men lose weight and take control of their health. Many times, our patients are able to reduce or completely eliminate their dependency on medications to control weight-related health conditions. Take time this month to schedule a routine health checkup with your physician and make annual visits a priority. 

Read Nathan’s story to see how Nicholson Clinic helped him transform his life following a blood pressure scare and near heart attack.

If you are overweight or obese, Nicholson Clinic can help. Weight loss surgery is about more than looks. Research shows that weight loss surgery can:

  • Provide remission for type 2 diabetes

  • Improve cardiovascular health

  • Normalize blood pressure and cholesterol

  • Improve emotional health

  • Reduce or eliminate sleep apnea

  • Provide relief from joint pain

  • Reduce risk of certain cancers

  • Improve testosterone levels

If you are overweight or obese, there’s no better time than the present to commit to making the lifestyle changes necessary to lose weight and preserve your health. Contact Nicholson Clinic for a consultation. We will go over your health history and determine if any existing medical issues you face might be relieved with weight loss surgery. We can help you lose the weight, keep it off, reclaim your health and start living life again. 

And bariatric surgery isn’t the only option. We also offer non-surgical and minimally-invasive weight loss procedures, such as the gastric balloon. Are you ready to take action to achieve a happier and healthier life? Give us a call today.

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