Statistics show that in the 40s, the risk for a wide range of health problems increases dramatically. Among others, this includes the risk for developing various types of cancer (melanoma skin, testis, lung or prostate or breast cancer), type II diabetes, and heart related conditions. Knowing that, it is wise to start regularly evaluating your health to detect potentially life-threatening conditions while they still can be treated relatively easily. By staying informed about the development of your health state and what conditions to monitor, you take an important step in proactively managing your well-being for the future.
The risk of suffering a stroke roughly doubles each decade after the age of 45. We therefore advise to get informed about the condition and factors that can reduce that risk for you. In combination with cardiologic check-ups and tests it can be even further reduced, allowing for optimal awareness and prevention of suffering a stroke. Experience shows that roughly 80% of strokes can be avoided by taking preventive measures and tests early on.
Type 2 diabetes is the result of your body producing insulin, the pancreatic hormone, but not utilizing it effectively. Being over 45 of age naturally increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, apart from your age, many other influencing factors are within your own control, can be monitored and managed to reduce the chance of developing the condition. These can already be straightforward measures such as keeping your weight and cholesterol level under control. Newest medical technology even allows evaluating your genetic risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It will enable you to know already early on how much of a threat this condition might be for you.
After the age of 45, especially for women, the risk of osteoporosis, a disease that weakens the bones, exponentially increases the likelihood of major fractures. One in two women and one in four men over 50 years of age will break a bone as a result of the condition.
People of all ages, ethnicities, and also genders are prone to developing breast cancer. However, this concern is especially pressing for women over 40. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Early-stage detection allows for early treatment, avoiding larger scale and more traumatizing cancer treatments. The same applies to prostate cancer for men, where statistically one in nine develops the cancer once in their lifetime.
“Age is just a number” is a saying used to express that growing older does not necessarily mean that your well-being automatically reduces as well. With the newest health technology can now evaluate your biological age, showing how old you are not by the calendar but based on your overall condition. By fully taking into account your lifestyle, you can take preventive measures to rejuvenate your biological age, and thus your well-being.