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Men’s Health tip No.9: What to do after age 40

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Men’s Health tip No.9: What to do after age 40

Older men should continue to evaluate their health and make lifestyle changes based on conversations with their doctors to ensure they are able to live life to the fullest.

  • Guidelines for Men over 40
  • Physical exam: blood pressure, height and weight, waist circumference and prostate exam.
  • Metabolic screening: fasting blood sugar, fasting lipid profile, thyroid function (in some cases).
  • Vaccines: influenza, covid-19, Hepatitis A/B, Tdap, Pneumovax/Prevnar and Shingles.
  • STI screening: based on risk.
  • Cardiovascular screening: abdominal ultrasound, coronary artery calcium score and stress testing based on risk and symptoms.
  • Cancer screening: prostate, colon and lung as well as skin exam.
  • Osteoporosis: screening should be considered in men over 70, men who lose height over time or have a low impact fracture. Fall risk assessment should be completed.
  • Eye exam.
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