Don’t Forget to Do 7 Health Test To Stay Healthy

Source From : Ajeng Annastasia Kinanti

Most people would usually go to the doctor or a medical examination when it is ill or has certain symptoms appear. If you are one of them, get used to the routine inspection before it’s too yes.

Thus, the diagnosis of disease and treatment provided will be faster to find if there is. Opportunities to recover even be greater.

Especially for men, following 7 health checks should be done regularly and not forgotten, as summarized detikHealthpada Friday (12/26/2014):

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1. Diabetes

You may feel no need to be screened for diabetes during weight has remained normal and do not have risk factors for this disease (such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure).

Nevertheless, for most men over the age of 45 years are encouraged to perform regular blood sugar testing. This was conveyed by Kevin Polsley, doctor of internal medicine at Loyola University Health System, Chicago.

US Department of Health and Human Services also recommends adult men to examine diabetes. Moreover, if a man has a family history of diabetes.

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2. Test sexually transmitted diseases

One is a test for HIV. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that everyone aged 15-65 years should be screened for HIV at least once in a lifetime.

Added by Polsley that this examination is essential if man is included in the risk groups that often have intercourse without a condom or have ever used injection drugs.

“Screening for sexually transmitted diseases is something that should be done routinely, regardless of age or medical history factors a person,” said Polsley.

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3. Body mass index (BMI)

To check the body mass index (BMI), you do not need to go to the doctor and was very easy to calculate. BMI is a standard formula for determining the ratio between height and weight.

Calculate BMI by squaring the value of height (in meters). Then the weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of the height. BMI is considered normal if it is in the range of 19-25.

If the results show you the range is above normal, then you can start to change your diet and exercise routine. However, if you are under the range of normal, consult with a nutritionist about healthy food choices to gain weight.

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4. Cholesterol

The American Heart Association recommends men to measure their cholesterol levels at least 4 years after 20-year-old.

According to the study, men have a higher overall risk for cardiovascular disease than women. Well, cholesterol was touted an important factor in that respect.

Cholesterol levels were measured with a blood test and the doctor will usually ask you to not eat it for 9-12 hours earlier. Generally cholesterol test will measure the level of total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides.

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5. Blood pressure

Not vary much with cholesterol, high blood pressure often do not appear asymptomatic. Without needles, blood pressure measurement is quite easy to do because it only involves the cuff on the upper arm.

Starting from the age of 18 years, men are advised to conduct routine blood pressure measurement. If your blood pressure numbers are always in the normal range, which is about 120/80, check at least once a year.

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6. Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy or colonoscopy is a procedure that enables an examiner (who is usually a gastroenterolog) to examine the inside of the colon or large intestine. This check is performed to examine the intestine and find out if someone is having a problem in that section.

Men with a history of polyps or colon cancer, and a family history of colon that some types of problems may be associated with colon cancer are advised to undergo routine colonoscopy because of greater risk to experience it too.

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7. Test the prostate

To diagnose prostate cancer, there are some tests done. The first examination that can be done is with a physical examination to check the size of the prostate gland.

Then there is also a blood test that is better known as the PSA test (prostate-specific antigen or prostate specific antigen). More than just detect prostate cancer, PSA levels can also rise due to other conditions such as urinary tract infection or inflammation of the prostate.

Consult with your physician prior to this examination, because not all men have to do a prostate examination too often.

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