Health check ups for men

Health check ups for men

I am often asked about what tests or procedures men should have even if they are enjoying good health.  I am providing you with a suggested health checkups for men beginning at age 20-70. 

 Age 20

Blood pressure every 2 years or annually if elevated

Cholesterol every 5 years

Dental exam annually

Vision examination every 2 years

Immunization (tetanus-diphtheria at age 19)

Sexually transmitted diseases

Skin cancer (look for marks or changes on your skin)

Testicular cancer-testicle self-examination

 

Age 30

Blood pressure every 2 years or annually if elevated

Cholesterol every 5 years

Dental health annually

Eye examination every 2 years

Immunizations (tetanus-diphtheria every 10 years)

Sexually transmitted diseases

Skin cancer (look for marks or changes on your skin)

Testicular cancer-testicle self examination

 

Age 40

Blood pressure every 2 years or annually if elevated

Cholesterol annually

Dental health annually

Diabetes (blood sugar test at age 45, or earlier if overweight or other risk factors are present)

Heart health (EKG every 4 years to screen for abnormalities)

Immunizations (tetanus-diphtheria every 10 years)

Prostate cancer (baseline PSA test if African American or there is a family history, age 50 otherwise)

Skin cancer (look for marks or changes on your skin)

 

Age 50

Blood pressure every 2 years or annually if elevated

Cholesterol annually

Colorectal cancer or annually

Dental health annually

Eye health every 2 years if you have vision problems

Heart health (EKG every 3 years to screen for abnormalities)

Immunizations (tetanus-diphtheria every 10 years, annual flu vaccine)

Osteoporosis (if risks factors are present)

Prostate cancer annually

Skin cancer (look for marks or changes on your skin)

 

Age 60

Abdominal ultrasound (if you have smoked over 100 cigarettes in your lifetime)

Blood pressure annually

Colorectal cancer annually

Dental health annually

Diabetes (every 3 years or as doctor recommends)

Eye health every 2 years if you have vision problems

Hearing annually

Heart health (EKG every 3 years to screen for abnormalities)

Immunizations (tetanus-diphtheria every 10 years, annual flu vaccine, shingles/herpes zoster vaccine once after age 60)

Osteoporosis if risks factors are present

Prostate cancer annually

Skin cancer (look for marks or changes on your skin)

 

Age 70+

Abdominal ultrasound (if you have smoked over 100 cigarettes in your lifetime)

Blood pressure annually

Cholesterol annually colorectal cancer annually dental health annually diabetes (every 3 years)

Immunizations (tetanus-diphtheria every 10 years, annual flu vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine after age 65)

Osteoporosis if risks factors are present

Prostate cancer annually

Skin cancer (look for marks or changes on your skin)

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