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Men’s Health tip No.9: What you can do starting at age 40

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Men’s Health tip No.9: What you can do starting at age 40

​These screenings start to look at health concerns that most often appear in middle age. A visit once a year with a doctor can help keep you on track and possibly avoid major health issues in the future.

  • Physical exam: check blood pressure, screen for obesity, measure body composition and consider prostate exam (in some cases).
  • Metabolic screening: fasting blood sugar and fasting lipid profile and estimation of cardiovascular risk.
  • Vaccines: influenza, covid-19, Hepatitis A/B, HPV (through age 45), Tdap and MMR. Shingles vaccine is recommended for adults over 50.
  • STI screening: HIV, Hepatitis B/C, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia screening should be considered, and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PreP) should be discussed.
  • Cardiovascular screening: based on risk and symptoms (may include stress testing or coronary artery calcium score).
  • Cancer screening: based on family history and personal risks. May include prostate, colon and lung cancer screening as well as skin exam.
  • Eye Exam
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