Men who are in their prime age group are usually fit, fine and healthy. They lead hectic lives doing their jobs, meeting friends, enjoying life and taking up responsibilities at the same time. They usually feel good physically as well as mentally and hence never feel the urge of getting a health check up done. Going to a doctor and getting a regular health checkup done is something that does not cross their mind at all.
But health experts today opine that it is important to get regular health assessments in London done at frequent intervals. The reasons for getting the assessments done are many. Some of the important ones are as follows:
- Helps in assessing risks of future health and medical problems
- Helps in screening of various diseases that don’t have prominent symptoms
- Helps in development of healthy lifestyle
- Helps in getting updates on required vaccinations
Now, that you have understood the importance of regular health checkups for men, here are some things that you must get done:
- General examination of the whole body for establishing a baseline
Do not think that this screening will be something very grave. It is nothing invasive. With these examinations, the doctor gets an idea and information regarding your body. Your doctor might ask you questions about your lifestyle or your health and provide some suggestions so that you can have even better health and prevent onset of ailments. During the check up the doctor will note your height, weight and BMI. He might also ask questions regarding the kinds of physical works and exercises that you do, whether you consume alcohol or take tobacco in any form, maintain healthy lifestyle or not etc.
- Screening for cholesterol
Cholesterol can become quite dangerous if it is not diagnosed at the right time. High levels of cholesterol can prove to be really bad for heart health. Men above the age of 35 years must get their cholesterol levels checked at regular intervals. In many families, there is risk of heart ailments. Men from such families should get their cholesterol levels checked from their 20s. Even if you don’t have high cholesterol levels, the doctor can suggest ways of keeping the same in control.
- Blood pressure checkup for hypertension
Hypertension is no longer a disease that affects only the older and elderly people. Hypertension can be caused to a teenager too. It is recommended to get blood pressure checkup done at regular intervals. If the levels indicate towards high pressure, it is recommended to seek immediate medical attention. You might be administered a low dose of medicine if you have high pressure. Life changes and diet changes are also recommended for people whose blood pressure seems on the higher range. Monitoring at an early age can help in creating greater problems later.
- Prostate screening
Though prostate screening might not be included for young men’s health screening in London, but it should be done after an interval of 2—3 years. However, after the age of 50 years, this screening should be done at least once annually. With screening at regular intervals, it is possible to combat chances of prostate cancer by quite a means.
Another problem from which all humans suffer nowadays is high stress levels. And it is sad but true that stress can prove to be detrimental for overall health of an individual. It can give birth to various kinds of physical, emotional and psychological problems. Try various means and keep stress levels under control as much as possible. This is a mantra for healthy living in today’s world.