National Self-Check Month

Self-checks are means to increase the chances of avoiding diseases and other preventable health conditions. Here’s how to perform them.

Embracing self-love involves a binding commitment to proactive self-care, which is essential in preventing diseases and other health conditions. While regular visits to healthcare providers are strongly encouraged, basic self-checks can be performed at home to monitor one’s health.

Every February marks National Self-Check Month, when individuals, organizations, and authorities unite to promote taking control of personal health. This annual celebration seeks to empower people to prioritize their well-being and overcome common excuses for avoiding medical checkups.

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History of National Self-Check Month

In 2018, National Self-Check Month was established by Self Chec, an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about preventing heart disease, cancer, and other treatable conditions through early symptom identification.

How to perform a basic self-check?

It involves asking questions about daily habits and conducting simple physical examinations to ensure overall health. Regular checkups create a baseline and aid in recognizing anomalies.

Early detection of health issues such as heart conditions, diabetes, and certain cancers significantly improves long-term outcomes. Unfortunately, the reluctance to engage in self-checks stems from a desire to remain unaware of potential health issues. However, acknowledging and promptly addressing health concerns can lead to more effective treatment.

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How to observe National Self-Check Month

It can be accomplished by dedicating a few minutes daily to self-screening. Some key actions include measuring regular body temperature, monitoring pulse rate changes, observing skin and moles, checking for breast lumps or abnormalities, conducting testicle self-checks, and tracking sleeping patterns.

  • Self-care empowers individuals to participate actively in their healthcare, placing them at the forefront of their well-being while alleviating pressures on healthcare systems.

  • Self-care gives people options to access healthcare wherever and whenever they want to.

  • Self-care interventions do not replace healthcare systems; they are part of a holistic approach that enhances them.

As we celebrate National Self-Check Month, let us embrace the love for ourselves and those around us. At Signature Health Services, we are proud to be part of a dedicated team committed to your healthcare needs, supporting your journey toward self-awareness and overall well-being during this month of self-care.

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