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Tracking Your Health

Men’s Health Checklist

Men typically visit the doctor less than women do. Whether that’s because men are afraid of what they might be told at an annual check-up, they dread the probes that can be part of an exam, they’re locked into a mindset of toughing it out, or another excuse, there’s really no good reason NOT to see a healthcare provider regularly. Just like women, men may also be affected by common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, depression. They may also have conditions that are specific only to men. What’s more, keeping up with preventative medical visits is not something you should do just for yourself. It’s also something that your family and loved ones can benefit from.

Check out the Men’s Health Checklist below to see what screenings or examinations you might need as a healthy adult. It can serve as a starting point to understanding your general health-related needs.

Keep in mind that this checklist is not comprehensive, so it’s important to speak with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs. For example, ask about what tests he or she recommends, and how often you should get screened or have follow-up appointments. And be sure to share your medical and family history, personal preferences, and lifestyle with your provider to help him or her develop a preventative health plan that is tailored for you.

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References

  • 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey, 2016. Accessed May 24, 2018.
  • 2. Harvard Health Publishing. Men’s Health. Accessed May 24, 2018.
  • 3. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Healthy Men. Accessed March 6, 2018.
  • 4. Cleveland Clinic. Health Maintenance Guidelines for Adults. Accessed March 27, 2018.
  • 5. MedlinePlus. Health Screenings for Men Ages 18 to 39. Accessed March 1, 2018.
  • 6. American Association of Retired Persons ((AARP). Getting a Physical Examination. Accessed March 27, 2018.
  • 7. American Heart Association. Heart-Health Screenings. Accessed March 27, 2018.
  • 8. Healthcare.gov. Chronic Disease Management. Accessed March 27, 2018.
  • 9. NOF.org. Bone Density Exam/Testing. Accessed March 6, 2018.
  • 10. NOF.org. Are You at Risk? Accessed June 4, 2018.
  • 11. MedlinePlus. Health Screenings for Men Ages 40 to 64. Accessed June 12, 2018.
  • 12. American Diabetes Association. Screening for Diabetes. Accessed March 28, 2018.
  • 13. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Frequency of Ocular Examinations—2015. Accessed March 28, 2018.
  • 14. American Academy of Ophthalmology. What is an Ophthalmologist? Accessed March 7, 2018.
  • 15. U.S. Preventive Service Task Force. Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Screening. Accessed March 28, 2018.
  • 16. Radvany MG, Cho KJ. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Imaging. Acessed November 2, 2017.
  • 17. Healthfinder.gov. Get Shots to Protect Your Health (Adults Age 50 or Over). Accessed March 28, 2018.
  • 18. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPV Vaccines: Vaccinating Your Preteen or Teen. Accessed March 28, 2018.
  • 19. Healthfinder.gov. You said you want personalized information for a man age 45. Here are important ways to stay healthy. Accessed March 6, 2018.
  • 20. MedlinePlus. Health Screenings for Men Ages 40 to 64. Accessed March 1, 2018.
  • 21. Healthfinder.gov. Get Tested for HIV. Accessed March 6, 2018.
  • 22. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. STD & HIV Screening Recommendations. Accessed March 29, 2018.
  • 23. MedlinePlus. Sexual Problems in Men. Accessed March 6, 2018.
  • 24. MedlinePlus. Male Infertility. Accessed March 6, 2018.
  • 25. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What Screening Tests Are There? Accessed March 29, 2018.
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