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What to Get Checked
Screening Tests Every Man Needs: Learn when it's time to see your doctor
and when to check it!
By the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
No one enjoys unnecessary trips to the doctor. But how do you know when to have a potential health problem checked out and when it just isn't necessary?
Thanks to Health and Human Services and the U.s. Preventive Services Task force for these helpful male health guidelines. Preventative medicine is where our future lies, I'm convinced. If you can stop
a problem, particularly one as serious as colorectal cancer and prostate cancer, before it becomes life-threatening, then treatment obviously has a much better success rate.
The tips below tell a man when he should go for important tests including colorectal cancer tests, prostate cancer screening, and routine blood work. Check the list to see if it's time for you to
pay a visit to your doctor.
Routine Blood Screening:
For cholesterol, blood sugar, liver enzymes, kidney function, and thyroid
function at least every 5 years, starting at age 35. If you smoke, have
diabetes, or if heart disease runs in your family, start having your
cholesterol checked at age 20.
Blood Pressure: Every
chance you get (at the grocery store or pharmacy, anytime you visit a doctor,
etc.) or at least once a year.
Colorectal Cancer Tests:
Begin regular screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50. Your doctor
can help you decide which test is right for you. How often you need to be
tested will depend on which test you have.
Diabetes Tests: Have a
test to screen for diabetes if you have high blood pressure or high
Depression: If you've
felt "down," sad, or hopeless, or felt little interest or pleasure in doing
things for 2 weeks straight, talk to your doctor abut whether he or she can
screen you for depression.
Diseases: Talk to your doctor to see whether you should be screened for
sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV.
Screening: Talk to your doctor about the possible benefits and harms of
prostate cancer screening if you are considering having a prostate-specific
antigen (PSA) test or digital rectal examination (DRE). Get screened every
year after the age of 40.
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