Detecting symptoms of health conditions early and when they are more easily treatable, is a major factor in helping men stay healthy. That’s why there are some health tests you just shouldn’t ignore.
1. Prostate Cancer Screening
It has been recommended that regular prostate exams should start at the age of 55. The survival rate for prostate cancer when identified in its earliest stages is more than 90 percent. Unfortunately, since symptoms are often nonexistent, many men never find out they have the disease until it’s too late. That’s why regular prostate cancer screenings are so important.
2. Blood Pressure
Men need to have their blood pressure checked regularly and those with other cardiovascular risk factors should check their blood pressure more frequently.
Men 35 or older should get their cholesterol levels checked on a regular basis. Those who use tobacco, are overweight, have a family history of heart attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, or a history of heart disease should start as early as 20 years of age checking their cholesterol.
Men who have high blood pressure or take medication to control their high blood pressure should get screened for diabetes to check for high blood sugar. Some symptoms are a persistent severe thirst, frequent urination, unexpected weight loss, increase in hunger or a tingling in the hands or feet.
Men born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for Hepatitis C. Other factors would be if he was born to a mother with the virus; needs dialysis for kidney failure; received a blood transfusion before 1992; received blood clotting factors before 1987; or ever injected drugs. Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver cancer in the United States.
After the age of 30, men can begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone.
Don’t wait any longer. Drop by your local ARCpoint Labs today or schedule an appointment for your wellness test.