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What checkups are recommended for men when they turn 40?

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Omada Idachaba answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

For men in their 40s, it's good to have a blood pressure check at least every 2 years and more often if blood pressure is over 135/85. Do a diabetes screen if you have blood pressure over 135/85. Check cholesterol regularly and at a younger age if you are at increased risk of heart disease. Always talk to your doctor about weight, alcohol, smoking and depression. Hiv and syphillis if at risk.

Answered Nov 24, 2016


Dr. Michael Yu answered

Specializes in Urology

Annual checkups are recommended, and the american urological association guidelines recommend a baseline psa screening and digital rectal exam beginning at age 40 to screen for prostate cancer.

Answered Jan 26, 2012


Dr. Paul Hartlaub answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

In addition to the blood pressure and cholesterol checks, checks for alcohol or weight problems, and depression already mentioned, several vaccines are needed, including tetanus with pertussis (tdap), flu, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and chicken pox vaccines. For detailed and reliable lists of what is needed for all adults, check out the iphone / ipad app prevention checklist 2013.

Answered Nov 28, 2017



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