Prioritize Men’s Health in June with Annual Checkup

Men’s Health Month in June, including Men’s Health Week from June 10–16, reminds men to prioritize their health and raises awareness of preventable health conditions and the importance of routine medical checkups.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men in the U.S. are less likely to visit their physicians than women and more likely to develop chronic diseases. CDC studies show that 1 in 4 men die from heart disease, while suicide rates among men are four times higher than those of women.

“Men’s Health Month is not only about physical health but also mental health and emotional well-being,” said Lesley Jimenez, Texas Department of State Health Services statewide wellness coordinator. “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. 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.”

Health experts encourage annual checkups with a physician to help men better understand their family health histories and any medical conditions they have or might encounter.

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