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Men’s Health Week is June 14-20, 2021

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Men's health is a family issue. That's why this Men's health Week we are taking the opportunity to raise awareness of preventable health problems, encourage regular medical screening, and early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Invest in your health with these facts and tips.

Colon Health

Men are more likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer than women. Most people at average cancer risk should start regular screening at age 45. Screening is an important part of colon health and cancer prevention for those who meet the recommended screening guidelines, are experiencing gastrointestinal problems or have a family history of colorectal disease. A colonoscopy can help prevent colorectal cancer or find it early. Stay healthy with cancer prevention. 

Reproductive Health

For approximately 40% of couples who are having difficulty conceiving, the complication is found in the male partner. You should see a doctor if you have been unable to conceive a child after a year of regular, unprotected intercourse

VCU Health is here to help you with family planning, infertility and reproductive health. Our fellowship-trained urologists and specialists stay on top of the latest changes and improvements in the field to give you the best resources and treatment to achieve your goals. Learn more.

Physical Health

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health, but your body adapts quickly and gets used to repeated movements. When was the last time you broke out of your routine? Switch it up with a mix of aerobics, muscle training, and stretching. Get and stay active with at least 150 minutes a week, or 30 minutes a day, of mixed workouts and exercise.

Nutritional Health

Obesity can lead to an increased risk for many diseases and health conditions. It's easy to slip into an unhealthy eating routine. Check your eating habits and make sure you're getting the daily recommended amount of nutrients and balancing calories. Men's Health Week is the perfect time to adjust your eating habits and serves as a reminder that you should be incorporating a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups in to your diet.

Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States. Reduce your chances of getting heart disease by regularly checking your blood pressure and cholesterol, limiting alcohol intake, and lowering your stress levels.

Sometimes heart disease may be silent and not diagnosed until you experience signs or symptoms of a heart attack, heart failure, or an arrhythmia. Keep your heart healthy with these tips from VCU Health Pauley Heart Center. And remember — having diabetes and smoking also raises your risk of heart disease.