Many of the diseases and health conditions that men face can be prevented - or at least treated if they are found early. You can start taking better care of your health by learning about your risk factors. Risk factors are things in your life that increase your chances of getting a certain disease. Some risk factors you cannot change, such as your age or family history. But many are within your control!
First, find out what you can do to lower your risk factors and improve your overall health. Then, find out how often you should see a health care provider for routine checkups and to find out what screenings, tests, and vaccines you might need. By taking these steps, you will know you are doing all you can to take charge of your health.