For All Men at All Ages
No matter where you are in life, there are things you should be doing to ensure that you’re at your healthiest and catching problems at their earliest. Click on the links for information that fits your age. And make sure you visit our Age Screening Chart.
Checkups and Screenings
|Checkups & Screenings||Frequency|
|Ages 20-39||Ages 40-49||Ages 50+|
|Source: Men's Health Network|
Review overall health status, perform a thorough physical exam and discuss health-related topics
|Every 3 years||
Every 2 years
|BLOOD PRESSURE||Every year||Every year||Every year|
TB SKIN TEST:
Should be done on occasion of exposure or suggestive symptoms at direction of physician. Some occupations may require more frequent testing for public health indications.
|Every 5 years||Every 5 years||Every 5 years|
BLOOD TESTS & URINALYSIS:
Screens for various illnesses and diseases (such as cholesterol, diabetes, kidney or thyroid dysfunction) before symptoms occur
|Every 3 years||Every 2 years||Every year|
Electrocardiogram screens for heart abnormalities
|Baseline - age 30||Every 4 years||Every 3 years|
|TETANUS BOOSTER||Every 10 years||Every 10 years||Every 10 years|
Screens for hemorrhoids, lower rectal problems, colon and prostate cancer.
|Every year||Every year||Every year|
PSA BLOOD TEST:
|Not needed||Every year if African-American or have a family history of prostate cancer||Every year|
Screens stool for microscopic amounts of blood that can be a first indication of polyps or colon cancer
|Not needed||Every year||Every year|
Should be considered in smokers over the age of 45
|Discuss with physician||Discuss with physician||Discuss with physician|
Bone mineral density test. Testing is done under the supervision of your physician.
|Not needed||Not needed||Discuss with physician at age 60|
Low testosterone symptoms include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue and depression. Initial screening for symptoms with a questionnaire followed by a simple blood test.
|Not needed||Discuss with physician||Discuss with physician|
|SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES||Under physician supervision||Discuss with physician||Discuss with physician|