Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Doctor Davina's Guide to Keeping Healthy through the Years; IT'S MEN'S HEALTH WEEK

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Doctor Davina's Guide to Keeping Healthy through the Years; IT'S MEN'S HEALTH WEEK

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DR DAVINA Deniszczyc, professional head of physicians with NUFFIELD Health - which runs a private hospital in Norton - offers her no-nonsense guide to men's health: IN YOUR 20S... ALCOHOL-RELATED hospital admissions topped one million last year. Heavy drinking can also lead to physical injury, depression and later risks of liver disease.

Some sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise and many have no symptoms for men. So annual testing - or at the start of a new relationship - is the best way to ensure you're in the clear.

Testicles are the most common site for cancer for men in their 20s, early diagnosis is key.

Monthly checks in the shower are all that's needed, if you find a lump or change see your GP.

IN YOUR 30S...

SEE above!

Expanding waistlines and the western lifestyle are having a negative effect on the nation's sperm - so eat healthily, exercise more and ditch the tight trousers.

Cholesterol levels start to be an important factor at predicting cardiovascular risk from the age of 35, being active isn't enough, you also need to boost your intake of good fats found in oily fish, unsalted nuts and seeds. …

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