Men’s Health Month

Jun 10, 2024 | Articles

Med Pak Interviews DR T Nodada

for Men’s Health awareness month

Q: What is the most common illness that you deal with men in your area?

A: The most common illnesses that affect men can vary by region, but generally, common health issues include STIs, HIV, Prostate problems, Diabetes, Mellitus and Hypertension  Lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise, and smoking, can also play significant roles in the prevalence of these conditions.

Q: Does family history play a role in chronic diseases?

A: Yes, family history plays a significant role in the risk of developing chronic diseases. Many chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and hypertension, can be influenced by genetic factors. If a family member has a chronic illness, it can increase the likelihood that other family members might develop the same condition.

 

Q: What are some preventative strategies for men to be healthy?

A: Regular Exercise: Engaging in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week.

Healthy Diet: Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
Regular Check-Ups: Scheduling regular visits with healthcare providers for check-ups and screenings.
Avoiding Smoking and Limiting Alcohol: Quitting smoking and limiting alcohol intake to moderate levels.
Managing Stress: Practicing stress management techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, or yoga.
Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Keeping weight within a healthy range to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

 

Q: What type of screening tests do you do for men?

A: I do the following screening tests: STI screening, Vital signs check with every visit, Blood screening for prostate cancer, Cholesterol and other Cancer screening.

Preventive health measures and screenings are essential for early detection and management of potential health issues.