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June – Men’s Health Month

  •   by Medihelp
  •   13 June 2017
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June is Men’s Health Month and it’s the perfect time to remind all men that when it comes to their health, prevention really is better than cure. By having a simple health test done you can detect a potentially serious health risk before it becomes a major problem, and change your lifestyle to prevent illness.

Medihelp’s Dimension Prime 3 benefit option offers excellent preventive care benefits to assist you in living a healthy lifestyle. What’s more, if you opt for the network alternative you can save up to 20% on your monthly contribution.

In addition to your core benefits, Dimension Prime 3 also offers the following benefits:

  • An annual combo test to measure your blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure;
  • An annual prostate test (PSA level) for men older than 40 years;
  • An annual flu vaccination;
  • A non-pathology HIV test and voluntary counselling for all beneficiaries; and
  • A Document-Based Care back treatment programme per beneficiary per year at a DBC facility (subject to protocols and pre-authorisation).

Did you know?

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in South African men.
  • If detected early, you have a 98% chance of surviving beyond five years.
  • All men who are older than 50 should have an annual PSA test done. If you have a family history of prostate cancer, you should have the PSA screening from 45 onwards.

What is a PSA test?

It’s a simple blood test that determines the concentration of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. It is currently the prime testing method for prostate cancer.

Tips for excellent health

  • Go for your annual health tests.
  • Follow a healthy diet and moderate exercise programme.
  • Stop smoking and limit your alcohol intake.
  • Deal with stress in healthy ways.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Create awareness. Share this information with all the men you know.

Medihelp wants to assist you on your journey to good health and well-being. Click here to find out more about our range of benefit options.
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