Dear Men: Here are nine things you need to get checked!
Men's health is one thing that's not much discussed or given importance to it. Having regular checkups can help your doctor spot any potential problems early on. They will inquire about your eating habits, weight, level of
Men’s health is one thing that’s not much discussed or given importance to it.
Having regular checkups can help your doctor spot any potential problems early on.
They will inquire about your eating habits, weight, level of physical activity, and substance use such as cigarettes, alcohol, etc.
For instance, cardiovascular disease may first show symptoms of hypertension.
Moving on, let’s see the Nine essential things, Men should get checked;
General Wellness Checkup
Let’s start with the most important things.
A checkup with your doctor annually is a great way to learn how to care for yourself and stay on top.
Most of these visits are about preventive care, like making sure your vaccinations are up to date, doing basic touch checks for diseases or warning signs, and advising you to make better decisions about your overall health.
Your weight, length, and body mass index (BMI) may also be measured.
Get those alluring Eyes checked
The ability to see declines with age!
Men over 60 are recommended to get an annual eye exam due to the increased prevalence of age-related eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
If you have any of the following risk factors, you may need to be tested more frequently:
Hereditary retinal ailments
history of vision problems or injury.
Take certain medications for certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
Excessive tobacco use.
It is recommended that people under 60 who are on corrective lenses have an eye exam annually.
You only need to check your eyes every two years if you don’t have prescription glasses!
The mantra of having a “clean” and “clear” skin
Incorporate wellness and health checks into your
It will help you stay healthy and spot problems before they get worse. You can do the following things at home:
Look at your skin for new spots, freckles, or moles and any changes in color, size, or shape of spots you already have.
If you notice anything strange, you should see a doctor!
If you are at high risk like if you work outside, have your doctor or a dermatologist check your skin once a year.
Get your wonderful “tooth” checked.
You can lower your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss by brushing your teeth regularly and eating a low-sugar diet.
Try to go to the dentist for a dental checkup at least once a year.
Preserve those “Golden Hearts”
If you have certain heart disease risk factors, your physician may advise you to undergo heart health checks.
Have your blood pressure checked:
Analyze every two years if your blood pressure is normal, you are under 40, and your family members have no history of high blood pressure.
Annually, if you are over 40, have high blood pressure, or have a personal or family history of hypertension, stroke, or heart attack.
Consult your doctor for the same.
It is possible to detect cardiac (heart) abnormalities with
an electrocardiogram (ECG), a painless and
non-invasive medical assessment that measures the electrical
activity generated by the heart as it contracts.
If you are over the age of 50, your doctor may suggest
having an ECG performed every two to four years,
on your health and medical history.
Noticing or experiencing an abnormal heartbeat outside of physical activity is cause for concern and should be reported to your doctor.
Tracking the overdose of “sweetness” – Diabetes Check
A fasting blood sugar test measures the percentage of glucose in your blood after you have fasted (you haven’t eaten for some time).
Depending on your level of health risk, you may be required to undergo testing annually or every three years.
Your physician may recommend testing for type 2 diabetes if you have any of the following conditions:
a family history of diabetes
poor dietary choices, such as a diet that is consistently high in fat, sugar, salt, or protein but low in fiber
sedentary Lifestyle- lack of regular physical activity
The high amount of tobacco use
Bone density assessments for men
Osteoporosis translates to “bones with holes.”
It occurs when your bones lose calcium and other minerals faster than your body can replace them.
It causes them to become less dense, weaker, and more easily broken.
A bone density test can aid in determining the state of your bones. Bone density testing is most commonly administered to individuals with:
Low calcium intake
Low vitamin D levels
History of any fracture etc.
The health of the prostate and testes
One of the most recurrent types of cancer in men is prostate cancer, especially if it runs in the family.
It grows most of the time slowly, but some types can be more aggressive.
If you are over 40, you should talk to your doctor about your options and find out if you can be checked with a simple prostate exam or a blood test.
Testicular cancer is much less common and usually affects men between the ages of 20 and 54.
It can be treated if found earlier, just like prostate cancer, and it is much easier to check yourself at home.
So make sure you check your privates often for lumps, bumps, or changes in size or shape.
Even though men are less likely to experience depression than women, men can still become depressed.
If you’ve been feeling hopeless or uninterested in the things that used to bring you joy for longer than two weeks, you may suffer from depression.
A medical professional is in the best position to perform a depression screening and advise you on the best course of treatment.
Both psychotherapy and medication, or a combination of the two, can be effective.
Between all these frequent doctor’s visits, Men can remain healthy by maintaining a sustainable lifestyle such as exercising, getting good sleep, and maintaining a balanced diet.