June is Men’s Health Awareness Month
Did you know that June is Men’s Health Awareness Month? Now is the perfect time to give your health a check-up. Between balancing work and personal life, it’s easy for routine health screenings to get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. However, Men’s Health Awareness Month offers the perfect opportunity for men to schedule some time to take care of their health. Part of this is scheduling preventative health screenings.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most prominent cancer among men. Screening for prostate cancer typically begins at the age of 50, but your physician will screen you earlier if you have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
There are millions of people living with type 2 diabetes. Broken down by gender, there are more men with diabetes than women. Often thought of as a “silent disease” because there are barely any symptoms until the disease has progressed, this means that many people with diabetes are undiagnosed. All it takes it a simple blood test to screen for diabetes.
Heart disease continues to be one of the biggest killers in the nation, claiming the lives of all ages and genders. Although genetics plays a role in the development of heart disease, lifestyle plays a more significant role. Being screened routinely will help you to understand your risk. Once you understand your risk, then you can fight back with lifestyle changes.
Let us know how you’re honoring Men’s Health Awareness Month! For all of your personal and commercial insurance needs, don’t hesitate to contact the team at UniVista Insurance, serving Hialeah, Cutler Bay, and neighboring cities in Florida. We are here to find the right policy for your needs.