Preventive health is important for men of all ages. Regular checkups / screenings are key to a healthy lifestyle. Here are some helpful tips for how you or the man in your life can stay healthy.

 

Important Health Screenings for Men

Visit your doctor or nurse regularly for a health checkup. They may do additional tests or screenings based on your age and health. Below is a table that illustrates the standard screenings and immunizations for men –

Ages:

18 - 34

35 - 44

45  -49

50 - 64

65+

Screenings for blood pressure, fasting glucose, cholesterol and weight ratio Body Mass Index (BMI)

X

X

X

X

X

Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Colonoscopy(every 10 years)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (every 5 years)
  • FOBT (stool test) (annually)
  • gFOBT (annually)
  • iFOBT (annually)

 

 

 

X

X

Dental Exam (annually)

X

X

X

X

X

Eye Exam (2 years)

X

X

X

X

X

Flu Vaccination (annually)

X

X

X

X

X

Office Visit with doctor or nurse

X

X

X

X

X

Pneumonia Vaccination (once)

 

 

 

 

X

 

Checkups will include –

  • BMI (body mass index) screening
  • Review of Immunizations
  • Blood pressure check

Other screenings to be done regularly –

  • STI (sexually transmitted infection)

 

Talk to your doctor or nurse

When you visit you doctor or nurse, be sure to review the following subjects –
  • Weight
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Diabetes: Blood glucose test
  • Depression
  • Thyroid (TSH) testing
  • Skin and mole exam

Also, check out the Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.


Review a full list of screenings that your doctor or nurse may request for you.

 

Top 10 Threats to Men's Health*

  1. Heart disease 
  2. Cancer
  3. Unintentional injuries
  4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  5. Stroke
  6. Diabetes
  7. Suicide
  8. Influenza and pneumonia
  9. Alzheimer's disease
  10. Chronic liver disease

*Source:  http://www.cdc.gov/men/lcod/2013/index.htm

Immunizations for Men

Talk with your doctor or nurse to make sure you’re up to date on these immunizations –

  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Zoster (Shingles)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
  • Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)
  • Other immunizations may be suggested depending on your health

Make sure to check the CDC's website for the latest information.

 

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