Living Healthy for Men: Weight Loss, Fitness Training, & Food
Overview A lot can happen between visits to the doctor—especially since more than half of men skip out on their annual physical examinations, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. “You can feel great, but still have killer numbers,” says Bruce B. Campbell, MD, a men's health specialist at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts. From head to toe, small changes can be red flags of serious medical conditions—ones to take to your doctor ASAP. If you see: Your hair falling out in spots. It could mean: While a receding hairline is just nature doing its thing (sorry!) Follow up: Understand that “stress” is not a thing all by itself. If you see: One growing. It could mean: Sure, you call them pecs. Follow up: See your physician for an examination. If you have: Trouble urinating. It could mean: Stop blaming bladder shyness. Follow up: It’s time for a prostate exam. If you see: A new sore or bump that doesn’t go away. If you see: A circumference of more than 37 inches.
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