Nowadays, there are many health conditions which bring no symptoms until they reach a fatal stage or become worse because they leave you unsuspected till then. So, detecting any condition at an early stage will help to get an early treatment to rule out the condition ASAP. Well, that’s not the mere point but as a part of healthy lifestyle and to assess the risk for future conditions, you must not avoid getting these recommended tests, no matter how busy you are!
Just flip through this article for better understanding. We have gathered some health screenings which a man should not turn a blind eye to.
- Blood Pressure Check:
Every man needs to get a blood pressure check once every year. If your blood pressure is above 120/80 mm hg, or you are older, or you have any cardiovascular risk then, you need to check it often.
High blood pressure has a significant risk and can lead to various health complications such as heart stroke, heart attack, metabolic disorder, kidney problems and many more. We advise you to update yourself with your blood pressure to know whether it is low or high, so it can be easily treatable at an early stage.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Check(AAA):
An AAA can be life snatching when the aorta (largest blood vessel in the body) gets ruptured and starts internal bleeding. This is quite an important test for men who are older in age and also for smokers.
The worst thing is, it does not come up with any symptoms as it grows slowly and steadily. You may come to know as it grows large or quickly. It is better to get imaging tests such as ultrasound, CT scan or MRI. If it is detected at an initial stage then it can be treated easily.
- Blood Cholesterol Check:
Blood cholesterol must be check regularly if you are above 35, smoker, had heart attack, have any heart risk, obese, and have diabetes or high blood pressure. Even if you are 20 and have any history related to heart then you need this test.
- Prostate Cancer Screening:
Prostate is the male reproductive part which is located below the bladder. Prostate produces a substance called PSA (Prostate specific antigen) which generally remains high in those who have prostate cancer. Men who are above 30 are recommended to get this test done. Blood test measures the level of PSA in the blood or DRE (Digital Rectal Examination) is also recommended for prostate cancer screening.
- Hepatitis C Virus Test:
If you are in the category of baby-boomer that means born between 1945-1965, then you should have this test. If your mother had a virus during your birth, you had any kidney problem, received a blood transfusion prior to 1992, or you have received any drugs through injection, go for this test.
If HCV is left unattended or untreated then it can lead to various liver conditions such as cancer, chronic liver disease or may need liver transplant. It can cause death even. Hepatitis C Virus can be diagnosed through blood tests.
- Depression Check:
The most dangerous mental illness is depression as it can eat up the entire body of the person if not treated at the right time. If you feel like losing interest in everything, unable to concentrate, not feeling happy any more, sleeplessness, feeling inactive or fatigue, getting thoughts of suicide, then get treadmill or stress test and seek medical attention ASAP.
Colon is also known as rectum which is located at the lower end of the digestive tract. Colon cancers grow with time slowly but with no symptoms at the beginning. At initial level, they grow as non-cancerous polyps so colonoscopy can detect these at an early age so it can be treated easily. If anyone in your family has had colorectal cancer, then don’t wait to get you a colonoscopy.
There are other basic tests which a man should get such as diabetes test, obesity, hearing test, eyesight, teeth checkup etc. Talk to the doctor to know which tests are most important for you in accordance with your current body situation. Stay Tuned!
If you want to know more about what are the tests included in Full Body Checkup in Ahmedabad area then get in toch with Concept Diagnostics.