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Preventative Health Care for Men: 6 Steps You Should Take

Anthea Healthy Living

Preventive care, including regular doctor visits, is important for everyone. But, there are certain tests and screenings that are that are specific to men and their health needs.

6 Preventative Health Care Steps for Men

Consider incorporating the following screenings, tests and exams into your life to promote good health and prevent the onset of certain conditions:

1. Blood pressure

Men should have their blood pressure taken at least every two years to detect early signs of hypertension (high blood pressure).

2. Prostate cancer screening

Men over the age of 50 should have a yearly rectal exam and prostate screening test. Here are some more prostate cancer screening details you should know:

3. Cholesterol screening

Men should have a cholesterol test every five years after the age of 20. High levels of cholesterol raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.

4. Fasting blood sugar

Men should have a blood sugar test every three years after the age of 45 to measure their risk for diabetes.

5. Colorectal cancer screening

Men should have a colorectal screening to detect cancerous cells and growths in the inside wall of the colon after the age of 50.

6. Testicular cancer

All teenage males and adult men should have a testicular exam every time they visit the doctor for a physical exam.