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Men’s Health Month: A Time to Encourage Men to Know Their Numbers and Take Control of Their Health

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June is National Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness of the importance of men’s health and encourage men to take control of their wellbeing. One essential step that men can take is to monitor their key health metrics. By tracking these health indicators, men can take proactive steps to prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Thomas Tuyen, DO, at Mount Nittany Health Family Medicine on Old Gatesburg Road in State College, emphasizes the importance of the following key health metrics as crucial health indicators for men including:

  • Cholesterol Levels
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Sugar

Regular monitoring of these key metrics and clear communication with your primary care provider can greatly improve health outcomes. Tuyen also highlights the importance of accounting for mental health factors and taking a rounded approach toward overall wellbeing. He encourages men to speak with their primary care providers about their mood and stress levels, as well as their level of satisfaction with the quality of their relationships, work performance, and down time. Tuyen is an advocate for proactive patient involvement in health management. “I find that working together with patients to determine treatment options and plans that are realistic overall improves health,” says Tuyen.

Primary care providers play a vital role in helping men understand and monitor their key health metrics. Men should schedule regular check-ups and screenings with their primary care providers to stay ahead of potential health concerns and maintain good health. By consulting with their primary care provider, men can identify and address any underlying health concerns that may affect their health.

Currently, Tuyen is welcoming new patients and provides his expertise to help men in our community achieve and maintain optimal health. To schedule an appointment with Tuyen, contact 814.237.3122.