- Daniel Johnson, DPT
“The average man pays [far] less attention to his health than the average woman. Compared to women, men are more likely to drink alcohol and use tobacco, make risky choices, and not see a doctor for regular checkup.” (Harvard University)
What can you do to focus on your health and potentially prevent disease?
Heart disease is the deadliest disease that faces men today, and with men being more likely to eat red meat, smoke, and less likely to eat leafy greens and do cardiovascular exercise this is no surprise. If you have a family history of heart disease, you may be especially at risk. Preventing heart disease in men can be done by ensuring you maintain a healthy weight, exercising, lowering your stress level, quitting smoking, and keeping a well balanced diet.
For more information about how to prevent disease with diet and lifestyle, please give us a call and ask to speak with our nutrition counselor.
Men are faced with diseases like those mentioned above that can affect anyone, as well as diseases specific to them like prostate cancer or benign enlarged prostate. Unfortunately, they will likely suffer from fecal incontinence, constipation, bladder incontinence, or sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. This can be a source of pain and embarrassment and can get in the way of work, play, and even put strain on relationships. These conditions may be common but people suffering from them can usually find relief with the help of healthcare professionals who specialize in these conditions. Our Men’s Health Therapists specialize in treating conditions related to men’s pelvic floor dysfunction. They obtain a detailed history from the patient, use equipment like ultrasound imaging and biofeedback, and employ specialized manual skills to help patients discover the cause of their problem and identify specific patient needs. Once the problem is identified Men’s Health Therapists may use tools like exercise, coordination training, and hands on therapy to restore normal function to the body.
If you are experiencing difficulties due to pain, bladder, bowel, or sexual function the Men’s Health and Women’s Health Therapists here at Wasatch Physical Therapy will help you find the right solution to your problem and help you get back to life.