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Men’s health: the importance of getting a checkup

15 January 2022

Key points:

  • “Social taboos prevent men from paying attention to their health and giving it the necessary importance”.

  • A medical check-up is synonymous with prevention and responsibility after being of age.

Promoting an optimal lifestyle for each stage in a man’s life, including a series of specific cares to help his body stay in an adequate state, is key to preventing the development of severe diseases in the future, including hereditary ones.

It is known that from the diet and periodic monitoring of our health we can detect any type of illness and control it before the diagnosis can become complicated or even fatal, and it is no exception in the case of men since there is precise care that must be considered to enjoy a healthier old age.

Therefore, we present 3 parameters that must be considered regardless of your age.

Reproductive health

This period covers from the beginning of the development of male sexual characteristics in adolescence to old age. Therefore, it is important that, at an early age, men have information about the reproductive organs’ functions as well as the most effective contraceptive methods.

In this way, in addition to preventing sexually transmitted diseases and/or unwanted pregnancies, we can make them increasingly aware of their health care by performing the corresponding tests according to their age, an example are the studies to prevent prostate cancer from the age of 40.


Eat fruits and vegetables as natural antioxidants from an early age, especially if there are cases related to diabetes or obesity in the family. It is important to teach them the right amounts to avoid a predisposition to chronic diseases that are difficult to control in the future.

Male menopause

Many people believe that only women experience hormonal changes, however, men also experience them as a result of decreased testosterone, a situation that leads them to lose interest in some physical activities, and even in sex, which is why it is common that many men lose self-confidence.

Keeping an adequate well-being depends on yourself, but also on the willingness you have to adopt certain habits such as getting a medical check-up to prevent endless ailments.

Types of tests to consider in a check-up according to your age

At any age From the age of 20 From the age of 30 From the age of 40 +50 years
  • Complete blood count
  • Blood chemistry
  • General Urine Test
  • STD
  • Testicular self-examination
  • Consult a sports doctor before starting any type of physical activity.
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Stool ova and parasite examination
  • Lipid profile
  • Cholesterol
  • Glucose
  • Stress electrocardiogram
  • Prostatic antigen (detects cancer)
  • Gastroesophageal endoscopy
  • Colon tests
  • Bone densitometry
  • Chest x-ray
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • MRI

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