Health Screenings by Age for Men

Most men are not experts when it comes to knowing which tests and screenings you should undergo in order to check for health problems based on their age. But, there are certain procedures that many recommend you receive depending on your age bracket. Learn more below and request an appointment with Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology today.

Ages 18-39

Despite being relatively young, it is still important to undergo regular physical screenings to check for problems and prevent them in the future. Between the ages of 18 and 39, the typical health check-ups that we recommend for men are related to weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Testicular exams and historical illness analyses should also be considered.

Ages 40-64

Once you reach the age of 40, the regular tests that you should undergo increase and become slightly more intrusive. However, these are crucial to maintaining your physical health as you age. Men 40 and older should have screenings for osteoporosis and lung cancer. They should also have a colonoscopy and prostate exam. 

Ages 65+

As you get into your later years, consistent screenings and procedures should be performed to preserve your health. Prostate, osteoporosis, and colorectal cancer screenings should be scheduled semi-regularly. CT scans, x-rays, and MRIs can be helpful in detecting abnormalities.  Additionally, it is crucial that a close eye is kept on your weight and preventative measures in your life to prevent falls.

Screenings at Any Age

Based on the statistics, these recommendations are just general guidelines based on where men start to develop health problems. The reality is, if you have cause for concern regarding certain parts of your body at any age, you should seek out a physician for a check-up and consultation. These tests and screenings can be performed on anyone. 

If you are reaching a new age bracket or are concerned about the state of your physical health, be sure to consult a medical professional. They will be able to recommend the proper next steps. If you are in need of healthcare services, request an appointment at Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology today.