Are you having back pain with any of the following?
We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.
Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
Focusing on key health issues that men face, we give you the tools to figure out your risk factors, recognize early warning signs, and take the right steps to ensure a long, healthy life.
It may come as a surprise to learn that men in the U.S. are less healthy than women and have a shorter life expectancy. Some reasons may include the following:
Men die at a younger age of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. Women outlive men by more than 5 years.
The most common health concerns for men include:
The best ways to keep your cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the healthy range are with diet and exercise and by maintaining an ideal weight for your height.
You can prevent heart disease by keeping your blood pressure in good control, not smoking, getting regular exercise, eating fruits and vegetables, and limiting saturated fats in your diet.
Even when you have risk factors for diabetes, studies show you can delay or prevent prediabetes or type 2 diabetes by:
Regular screening and early diagnosis are the most important tools in fighting this disease. Healthy lifestyle choices include eating a healthy low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables and getting regular exercise.
Preventing hypertension involves making good lifestyle choices and taking the proper medication if you need to. Additional approaches include the following:
You can reduce your risk of lung cancer and other lung diseases like emphysema (also called COPD) by not smoking. Once you quit smoking, your risk goes down dramatically. Talk to us about how we can help you quit smoking. It's also important to avoid secondhand smoke. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables, drinking alcohol in moderation, and getting regular exercise on most days of the week will also lower your risk of lung disease.
Just as with physical health, a healthy lifestyle is important in the maintenance of your emotional health. It is important to:
Regular checkups and health screenings can detect health problems early and may prevent disease from occurring or delay the progression of some chronic conditions. It is important to get regular checkups and health screenings at appropriate intervals. If you have a family history or other risk factors, you may benefit from earlier screenings.
Prevention and early detection are keys to staying healthy. It's important to recognize symptoms that may indicate a health problem. Contact us if you notice these changes:
The good news is that more than half of premature deaths among men are preventable. You can take charge of your own health and wellness by following just a few simple guidelines:
If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. An emergency medical condition is any of the following: (1) a medical condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; (2) active labor when there isn't enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child's) health and safety, or (3) a mental disorder that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that either you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, or you are not immediately able to provide for, or use, food, shelter, or clothing, due to the mental disorder.
This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of specific medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care professional. If you have persistent health problems, or if you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor. If you have questions or need more information about your medication, please speak to your pharmacist. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the medications or products mentioned. Any trade names listed are for easy identification only.