Keeping You in Check

By Adam Lansdell   A Quick Guide for Remembering When Men’s Health Check-Ups Are Due With age comes the importance of self-care. Here are just a few things you should have on your radar to assist men in aging with grace.   All Ages:
  • Schedule a physical annually to assess your physical condition or changes to your health.
  • Receive your annual flu shot.
  • Update any necessary vaccinations.
  • Receive a preventative testicular exam and perform regular self-examinations.
  • Have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked at least every one to two years.
  • Receive an annual eye exam for updates to vision and to screen for diabetes.
  • Go to the dentist once or twice each year for an exam and cleaning.
  20-30s
  • If you’re sexually active and/or have had sex, get screened for sexually transmitted diseases at least once per year.
  • Receive a preventative testicular exam: Testicular cancer is most common among men ages 15 – 35.
  • Ask your doctor about receiving a tetanus booster – these can be necessary every 10 years.
  40-50s
  • Receive your shingles (Shingrix) vaccine at age 50.
  • At age 45 discuss colon screenings with your doctor. Most men can start screenings anywhere between ages 45 and 50.
  • Receive regular prostate exams. Risk for prostate cancer is increased beginning at age 45.
  • Ask your doctor about receiving a tetanus booster. These can be necessary every 10 years.
  60+
  • Ask your doctor about receiving a tetanus booster. These can be necessary every 10 years.
  • Receive two pneumonia vaccines, starting at 65. The CDC recommends a dose of what’s known as PCV13 (Prevnar) first. At least one year later, get a dose of PPSV23 (Pneumovax).
  Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medlineplus.gov

By Adam Lansdell

 

A Quick Guide for Remembering When Men’s Health Check-Ups Are Due

With age comes the importance of self-care. Here are just a few things you should have on your radar to assist men in aging with grace.

 

All Ages:

  • Schedule a physical annually to assess your physical condition or changes to your health.
  • Receive your annual flu shot.
  • Update any necessary vaccinations.
  • Receive a preventative testicular exam and perform regular self-examinations.
  • Have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked at least every one to two years.
  • Receive an annual eye exam for updates to vision and to screen for diabetes.
  • Go to the dentist once or twice each year for an exam and cleaning.

 

20-30s

  • If you’re sexually active and/or have had sex, get screened for sexually transmitted diseases at least once per year.
  • Receive a preventative testicular exam: Testicular cancer is most common among men ages 15 – 35.
  • Ask your doctor about receiving a tetanus booster – these can be necessary every 10 years.

 

40-50s

  • Receive your shingles (Shingrix) vaccine at age 50.
  • At age 45 discuss colon screenings with your doctor. Most men can start screenings anywhere between ages 45 and 50.
  • Receive regular prostate exams. Risk for prostate cancer is increased beginning at age 45.
  • Ask your doctor about receiving a tetanus booster. These can be necessary every 10 years.

 

60+

  • Ask your doctor about receiving a tetanus booster. These can be necessary every 10 years.
  • Receive two pneumonia vaccines, starting at 65. The CDC recommends a dose of what’s known as PCV13 (Prevnar) first. At least one year later, get a dose of PPSV23 (Pneumovax).

 

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medlineplus.gov

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