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Health care tips for men for optimum health, discuss these with your doctor

Aug 20th 2010 at 3:48 PM

These charts are guidelines only. Your doctor or nurse will personalize the timing of each test and immunization to meet your health care needs.

Screening Tests Ages 18 - 39 Ages 40 - 49 Ages 50 - 64 Ages 65 and Older General Health:
Full checkup, including weight and height Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. HIV test Get this test at least once to find out your HIV status. Ask your doctor if and when you need the test again. Get this test at least once to find out your HIV status. Ask your doctor if and when you need the test again. Get this test at least once to find out your HIV status. Ask your doctor if and when you need the test again. Discuss with your doctor. Heart Health:
Blood pressure test At least every 2 years At least every 2 years At least every 2 years At least every 2 years Cholesterol test Start at age 20, discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Diabetes:
Blood glucose or A1c test Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Start at age 45, then every 3 years Every 3 years Every 3 years Prostate Health:
Digital rectal exam (DRE)   Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test   Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Reproductive Health:
Testicular exam Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse. Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse. Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse. Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse. Colorectal Health (use 1 of these 3 methods):
Fecal occult blood test     Yearly Yearly. Older than age 75, discuss with your doctor. Flexible sigmoidoscopy (with fecal occult blood test)     Every 5 years Every 5 years. Older than age 75, discuss with your doctor. Colonoscopy     Every 10 years Every 10 years. Older than age 75, discuss with your doctor.
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Oct 23rd 2010 at 7:23 AM by drkelp
Good advice.
   
Aug 28th 2010 at 7:30 AM by soonerdad3
Excellent article with very specific guidelines. Jon
   

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