I remember during my clinical training being told that men generally don’t prioritize doctor visits unless:
a) Something feels terribly wrong
b) Prostate-related complaints spring up
c) Sexual dysfunction ensues or;
d) Their partner drags them in!
Fair enough, I certainly get it. I was never fond of doctor visits myself. But, what if uncomfortable symptoms could be addressed sooner? Even avoided altogether before it begins affecting ones quality of life? In other words, what if we can invest in our health NOW so we can avoid having to invest in sick care LATER? There are different treatment options when already symptomatic, be it pharmaceuticals, nutrient therapy, dietary changes, etc. But what if we can get ahead of the game?
Addressing symptoms earlier requires much less work than having to address longstanding symptoms, which are more nuanced. I have seen a lot more prostate related complaints in my practice. Most patients put off these symptoms as nothing more than early signs of aging! Frequent urges to urinate, dribbling urine, and even painful ejaculation. Such symptoms should not be taken lightly as these, too, are early signs of prostate cancer.
Say “No” to surprises when it comes to your health. Find a health care provider who is willing to understand the whole picture and like Dr. Myles Spar says “change your annual check-up to a ‘check-in’ and live longer.”