BLOKES THOUGHT OF THE MONTH #5

Men’s Health Checks

All men should have regular health check-ups with their GP, some checks, however, are more relevant to particular age groups. Keep an eye out for any of these issues.

From 18 to 39 years ask your doctor about:

  • ·        Early stage heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke
  • ·        Testicular cancer
  • ·        Injuries
  • ·        Relationship difficulties

 

See your GP every 2 years for a good check-up.

 

From 40-49 years of age ask your doctor about:

  • ·        Heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke
  • ·        Respiratory illness and lung cancer
  • ·        Erectile difficulties

 

See your GP every year from now on.

 

From 50-64 years of age ask your doctor about:

  • ·        Heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke
  • ·        Respiratory illness and lung cancer
  • ·        Bowel, prostate and skin cancers
  • ·        Erectile difficulties

 

From 65 years of age and over ask your doctor about:

  • ·        Heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke
  • ·        Respiratory illness and lung disease
  • ·        Bowel, prostate and skin cancer
  • ·        Erectile difficulties

Any Age: Diabetes, skin cancer, weight issues, drug and alcohol issues,mental health and wellbeing.

Posted on September 16, 2014 .