Rami's Blog

Like the Yin-Yang, Eastern Martial Arts and Western medicine are two halves of a whole. My mission is to preserve the ancient mind-body tools, and pass them on to you.

 

June is Men's Health Month

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June is the nationally recognized month for educating people about men's health, and raising awareness of health issues specific to men such as increased risk of heart disease, prostate and testicular cancer, etc.

With the exception of a few sexual health exercises, all of the techniques I have talked about on this blog are for men and women alike. One exercise, the testicle massage, is not only an important tool for improving men's sexual health, but also a perfect time to check for possible testicular cancer with a self exam

If you are a man, 14 years old or older, you should be doing a self exam once a month. Testicular cancer has an extremely high rate of cure when detected early. Don't let something that can be found so easily in a few minutes go unnoticed.

For men 35 and above, regular prostate exams are a must. Although the survival rate for prostate cancer is also very high, it is about 30 times more prevalent than testicular cancer, and if metastasized, prostate cancer's survival rate sharply decreases. The exam for detecting an enlarged prostate requires even less of your time than the testicular self exam, and can be done by your doctor during your annual physical.

There is plenty more to talk about regarding men's health and prevention, but I'll let you explore other resources for those things. Make sure one of those other resources is your primary care physician!

Happy stretching!