Men typically live shorter lives than women, partly because men don't get physical check-ups and screenings on a regular basis. Dr. Seigfreid Yu, assistant professor at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, explains why men sometimes put off seeing a doctor.
Dr. Yu says men should know their readings for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. He stresses the importance for men to stop smoking, manage their weight, limit alcohol use and see their primary care physicians for regular check-ups and screenings. This will help them manage any risk factors they may have.