June is here! For many, this means the start of summer and fun outdoor activities. Summer snacks and sports are included, too. While this season may look a bit different as we are slowly returning to normal activities, let’s not forget to use this month to raise awareness. June is Men’s Health Month. Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center has a few simple ways to celebrate this month with the special men in your lives.
Make an appointment
Is it time for a visit to the doctor? Talk with the men in your life about their health and if they are maintaining a regular schedule with annual appointments. Prevention is a powerful tool. Knowing risk factors or detecting problems early can save your life. If you’re free, tag along for the visit and provide encouragement — and accountability.
Talk about the past
Sometimes we forget to talk about our past health issues. They can have an impact on our future if we don’t make lifestyle changes. For the men in your life, learn more about health issues that may be commonly diagnosed in families. This can be high blood pressure or diabetes. Also, be careful not to skip over mental health. Be a good listener and provide resources for support.
Don’t forget about feet
It happens more than you think — people overlook their feet. When considering health, don’t forget about foot and ankle health. From discolored or brittle toenails to slow-healing wounds on your feet or ankles, there are clear signs of the health of your body. While encouraging men to make an appointment, don’t exclude a visit to the podiatrist.
We’re still practicing social distancing to protect our neighbors from COVID-19. If you are concerned about the health of your feet or ankles, call us at (469) 998-3668. We also encourage patients to use our telemedicine option. We are committed to answering your questions and providing great service during this time. We are located at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, Carrollton, TX.