Every year, you want to go to the doctors for a checkup. Think of it as your medical service, just like you’d get a service annually (or even twice a year) for your car. The aim is to look out for signs of health conditions to get treatments at the early stages or even take steps to prevent the conditions becoming irreparable.
What the health checks up for men is different to women, since our bodies are made up differently. While women need pap smears and will likely have breast exams, men will need other parts of their bodies checked to look for early warning signs of cancer and other health conditions.
Here’s a full look at the men’s health checkup, so you’re ready for this annual trip to the doctors. Even if you feel healthy, you should book an appointment. This isn’t about treating conditions but preventing them. It’s more affordable and less taxing on your body to do it this way. The checkup you receive exactly will depend on your age, medical and family history, and your doctor’s choices. However, this is a standard breakdown based on your age.
Men in Ages 18-39
Before your 40th birthday, you’ll want to get the checkup annually more to make sure you’re keeping your body healthy for the future. After 40 you can start to see a decline, but doctors like to minimize that as much as possible.
Once you reach 18, it’s important to have your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels checked. You’ll also want to make sure your immunizations are up to date. Your doctor will go through these tests.