Men’s Health Week! June 12 – 18, 2017
In recognition of Men’s Health Week, here are some preventative health care tips:
- Body Measurement – Men over the age of age 20 should have their body measurement taken every two years. The measurements can reveal if someone is obese or overweight.
- Blood Pressure – Men should have their blood pressure taken at least every two years to detect early signs of hypertension (high blood pressure).
- 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.
- Fasting Blood Sugar – Men should have a blood sugar test every three years after the age of 45 to measure a risk for diabetes.
- 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.
- Prostate Cancer Screening – Men over the age of 50 should have a yearly digital rectal exam and prostate screening test.
- Testicular Cancer – All teenage males and adult men should have a testicular exam every time they visit the doctor for a physical exam.