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Real Men Get Preventive Medical Tests


Screening tests can find diseases early, when they’re easiest to treat. Talk to your doctor about which preventive medical tests you need to stay healthy.

Blue square bullet Body Mass Index.
Your body mass index, or BMI, is a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight. It is used to screen for obesity. You can find your BMI by clicking here. [link to

Blue square bullet Cholesterol
Once you turn 35, have your cholesterol checked regularly. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease.

Blue square bullet Blood Pressure
Have your blood pressure checked every 2 years. High blood pressure increases your chance of getting heart or kidney disease and for having a stroke. If you have high blood pressure, you may need medication to control it.

Blue square bullet Colorectal Cancer
Once you turn 50, start having tests for colorectal cancer. You and your doctor can decide which test is best. How often you'll have the test depends on which test you choose. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, you may need to be tested before you turn 50.

Blue square bullet Other Cancers
Ask your doctor if you should be tested for prostate, lung, oral, skin, or other cancers.

Blue square bullet Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Talk to your doctor to see whether you should be tested for gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, or other sexually transmitted diseases.

Blue square bullet HIV
Your doctor may recommend screening for HIV if you:

Blue square bullet Depression
If you have felt "down" or hopeless during the past 2 weeks or you have had little interest in doing things you usually enjoy, talk to your doctor about depression. Depression is a treatable illness.

Blue square bullet Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
If you are between the ages of 65 and 75 and have smoked 100 or more cigarettes in your lifetime, ask your doctor to screen you for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. This is an abnormally large or swollen blood vessel in your stomach that can burst without warning.


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