Steps to take to being healthy: men ages 18-39
You should visit your doctor often, even if you feel healthy. The purpose of these visits is to: screen for health care issues, rate your risk for future health problems, support a healthy life and make sure you have all your shots. Help you get to know your doctor.
Cholesterol testing: High cholesterol can put you at risk for heart disease, stroke, and blood flow issues. Men should start having a cholesterol testing each 5 years if they are 35 or older.
- Tobacco, weigh more than they should, have high blood sugar,
- have high blood pressure, have a past of heart disease,
- or have a family past of heart disease, should start cholesterol screenings at age 20.
Cancer Screenings: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that more than 300,000 men in the U.S. die from cancer each year. During the course of a lifetime half of all men will get cancer at least once. The sad part is that most cancers can be stopped. Learn more about Cancer Screenings and Good Health.
- Do you weigh more than is healthy?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Do you have a family past of high blood sugar?
Posted on May 24th, 2017 and last modified on March 14th, 2018.