Dr. Lisa Owen gives advice on what steps you should take to keep a healthy body through your life
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Reform president making news if they help the former president George W. Bush -- the fittest guys around. For her present expect to go home they just one day after emergency heart surgery. Doctor discovered a blockage and artery after a routine exam. -- was put in yesterday morning with no complications so far President Bush hoping to resume his normal schedule as early as tomorrow. So that's news of mr. Bulger surgery came as a bit of a surprise for -- -- everything is one of the fittest guys round. Joining us now doctor -- always is primary care doctor -- more in the hospital couple things you wanna talk about -- was number one -- goal and and get those routine physicals we need. Let's talk over the stick and off the bat because there's some doctors commencing why it is that he's in good shape because -- them medication. We'll studies are showing that medication is working just as well as these devices they're doing new innovations that are decrease their risks associated with these devices. But some things really are showing -- medication works just as well tomorrow and -- -- about that the president and his personal position because they had a conversation they worked it out. They made the choice and that's what. We should do more more of a lot times people kind of which don't get my routine physical you know five years down the road so we from you -- to work. If you're in your twenties what should you be looking forward to be sizing up for it in relation to the doctor. So I think it's great to be seeing your primary care physician your twenties that's really an important time to establish a healthy foundation. They wanna get a benchmark for your weight we wanted to know your family medical history. Because of failing medical which you can really give -- conclude that to what we should be specifically looking for and to be able to customize. A plan for each individual patient. We want to get a baseline for their blood pressure. And looking into the thirties and forties. We really wanna continue working on a healthy lifestyle making sure people are eating well making sure people are physically active the way that that former president was. And we really want to start getting a good handle on their blood pressure in their class drop on the things that women need to be for the start to think about we get torture forties and fifties. So when you start thinking about screening for breast cancer in the forties so that's an important thing and for men. And from and we well -- -- or hybrid if we would talk about the prostate. And where really and it really look at a cholesterol that's an important time to be looking at the cholesterol. And really modifying those risk factors for heart disease at an early early -- we popped up look for -- colon cancer screens of where does that stand right now because there's some some kind of strong urgent need to about for four years ago not a simple fact that these quite so aggressive. -- -- -- Source for colon cancer really in the fifties and an addition of -- any. Active medical issues we wanna make sure we're controlling those in the fifties as well for colon cancer screening is really happening in the fifties unless there's a family history or my family members in the sixties what what kind of things to be advocating that they be where. In the sixties were still screening for her. Breast cancer were still screening for colon cancer and wanna make sure people are getting up to date on certain vaccines in an extra people immunized for pneumonia. And we start offering people the shingles vaccine and the sixties as well and doc -- cylinders one final question. How strong which urged people to be involved as a whole family. Get involved with your your cousins your Brothers sisters grandma's grand. Great question I think it's important for people to talk about their health issues that for people have a good understanding of the family history. It's up to that people come in and say well we don't talk about these things that they really don't know other family history so I think it's important have those conversations. I'm always open and more to thank you thanks for having me.