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International Men's Health Week Special!! Must Get These 9 Tests Done to Stay Healthy Forever

International Men's Health Week

Today’s life is full stress, pressure, unhealthy habits, health crisis and therefore, body faces long periods of depreciation. On the occasion of International Men's Health Week, we will inform you about some important tests for men.  

These tests will tell you how fit you are, what you need to work on, and what old age problems you should be aware of. We must not forget that prevention is certainly better than cure.  

So, if you are above 40 you must get these 9 tests done: 

1. Digital rectal test: 

This test detects early signs of prostate cancer and other problems with the prostate gland. Lumps or enlargement could be early signs of this disease. The prostate-specific antigen test can also be conducted to back the findings of the digital rectal exam. 

2. Testosterone test:

Testosterone levels in a man can be monitored by a simple blood or saliva test. A low testosterone level can cause serious cases of erectile dysfunction, fatigue, weight gain, muscle loss, hair fall, insomnia, focus loss, thinning of bones and mood swings. 

3. Bone density:

Osteoporosis is very common with people above the age of 50. It causes the body to extract calcium from the bones to put to use in other places, leading to a thinning of the bones. A bone density exam can measure the strength of your bones. 

4. Blood sugar:

Diabetes is a very common and dangerous disease. Being overweight, having high blood pressure, are all crucial factors to be considered when checking for diabetes.  

5. Blood pressure:

Blood pressure is a hidden problem. It causes problems with your vital organs if unchecked. To ensure that you have a normal BP i.e. 110/70, make sure to get yourself checked. 

6. Cholesterol screening: 

High level of cholesterol is very common these days, due to the intake of fast food, and other high cholesterol varieties. As a result, the risk of heart disease only increases.  

7. Colorectal screening:

Colon cancer can be prevented by tests like colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy or a faecal occult blood test. You should consider a screening if you have a history of inflammatory bowel etc. The need for a colorectal exam also increases if there is a family history of colon cancer. 

8. Dental test: 

You must get your teeth cleaned more often, calcium is now a prized commodity in your body. Make sure you don't lose your teeth in the process. 

9. Eye exam: 

Hypermetropia or long sightedness is very common with old age, myopia is just as likely. Get your eye tests at regular intervals, especially if you are already diagnosed with diabetes. 

Readers must note that Krishi Jagran does not claim responsibility for this information. Always consult a specialist or your family doctor for more information.  



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