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Top 10 MUST Have Medical Exams for Men Over 40

Medical exams for men over 40 are extremely important to live a much healthier and longer life. As a man over 40, you may have heard, real men don’t cry, nor do they go to the doctor. Unfortunately, these are things that I grew up hearing as a young man. Now that I am an older and wiser man, I know that real men do both and on occasions, they do both at the same time depending on the type of medical visit.

Men, it is important that you take care of yourself and teach the next generation of men how to do the same. This starts by scheduling the necessary medical exams after the age of 40.

It is vital that you know what exams are needed, when, and at what age. Just because you don’t feel sick does not mean you should not schedule certain exams with a medical professional.  Preventive care will go a long way in helping you and your doctor get ahead of any medical situations before they arise or worsen and can prevent you from getting ill later down the road.

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Here are the Top 10 MUST Have Exams for Men Over 40

NOTE: This information is not intended to replace the advice given to you by your healthcare provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you may have with your healthcare provider. 

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Top 10 MUST Have Medical Exams for Men Over 40

AgeExamOccurrence Note
Once a year
40+Blood Pressure
(Annual Exam)
Once a year
or as required
You should check your blood pressure at home if you suffer from high blood pressure.
40+CholesterolEvery 5 years
or as required
Typically you will have it tested with your annual physical/labs.
40+Diabetes ScreeningEvery 3 yearsYou may have it tested more regularly if you are overweight or have high blood pressure.
40+Dental ExamTwice a year
40 to 54Eye ExamEvery 2 to 4 years
55+Eye ExamEvery 1 to 3 years
50Colorectal Cancer 10 yearsIf no signs of cancer, retesting is not required for another 10 years.
55+Lung Cancer ScreeningOnce a yearIf you have a 30 pack a year smoking history, currently smoke, or have stopped smoking within the last 15 years, get tested.
55+Prostate ExamOnly if necessary Talk to your doctor.
Get Tested

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