Men’s Health Month reminds men to prioritize their health and raises awareness of preventable health conditions. Men’s Health Week is June 13–19.
In the United States, men are more likely to die from chronic diseases, while also visiting their physicians at lower rates than women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“With age, the risk increases for common conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, all of which can be prevented or managed with appropriate care and early detection,” said Lesley Jimenez, Department of State Health Services statewide wellness coordinator.
Health experts encourage annual checkups with a physician to help men better understand their family health histories and medical conditions they are dealing with or might encounter.
“Group benefits data also shows that men are less likely to receive annual preventive visits,” Jimenez said. “I encourage you, or the men in your lives, to get regular checkups, be aware of preventable risks and take steps to improve your health.”
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