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Health, Safety & Welfare

Janet Lynn,  jlynn@hotmail.com

June, 2016

I hope everyone is having a relaxing and rewarding spring. We are getting ready for the summer activities. This is the time to re-harge and get ready for the great fall and winter season that lies ahead. To our northern friends - we miss you, but not so much that we aren't staying involved with all that PGICA and the clubs have to offer.

We have a sandwich seminar on the third Tuesday of each month. Join us this month on June 20. See the insert from Bay Front as to what the subject will be and who will be speaking. There will be time for questions after the speaker is finished. Please call the PGICA office at 941-637-1655 to register for this free event, so you can hear some important information and enjoy lunch with your friends.

June is Men's Health Awareness Month - What You Need to Know

What are the biggest health issues men face?
There is a crisis in America right now in men's health, and it affects every community. That crisis revolves around managing chronic medical diseases like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease and high cholesterol. These common problems are causing men to die prematurely in the prime of their lives.
What is low testosterone?
Testosterone is the main male hormone, and is responsible for a number of things, including reproductive development as a male. It's made in the testes, and impacts a number of functions. The most common symptoms of low testosterone are a decreased sex drive, erectile difficulty, tiredness, mood changes and occasional memory problems. If you have low testosterone, you're at increased risk of developing diabetes, hypertension or a number of other chronic conditions.
After age 40, what happens to a man's prostate?
Once we get over the age of 40, our prostates grow -- it's known as "benign prostate enlargement." The common symptoms include slow urinary stream or a sudden urge to go to the bathroom. An enlarged prostate has been linked to a number of metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.