Men in Their 30s – What To Get Checked For
Men in Their 30s – What To Get Checked For
One of the most obvious statements regarding the health of men is that with age, their health will begin to break down. It is an obvious statement, yet most men are determined to not fight back against whatever odds have been put in front of them. For most men, being in their 20s means a chance to let go, be free and enjoy life. As you get into your 30s, you are likely starting a family, have a career and pay a little less attention to your needs and more about those around you. That is a great way to live, but you need to work harder than ever before to get in shape and stay there.
The more you let yourself go physically, the likelier it is that you will experience health problems in your next decade on earth. That being said, as soon as your birthday begins with a three, there are numerous health checks you need to have done to ensure you have the best chance to live longer in life. These checks, combined with a reduced ingestion of alcohol and dropping that nasty cigarette habit should help you prepare your body for a lasting life.
One in five American adults suffers from hypertension, or elevated blood pressure and most don’t know it because they never get checked. It can be as easy as going to your local shopping center or pharmacy and using one of their automated machines. If you notice elevated numbers, you should seek the medical opinion of your doctor. They can check your levels more accurately than those machines, and if they see an issue, they will likely schedule another appointment to check your levels. This will allow them to ensure that your levels are higher and not just a fluke.
For a man in their 30s, the last thing you want to do is have high blood pressure, as this will put more pressure on your heart and could begin the process for developing heart problems such as a heart attack or a stroke.
This isn’t necessarily a condition, but it is still something you need to monitor closely. The tricky thing for some is that there is good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). To have your best chance at remaining healthy, you will need to get your HDL high and your LDL low. The more you know about your cholesterol, the more your doctors will be able to tell if you are likely to develop a heart condition.
Your BMI, or body mass index, is something that most men in their 30s struggle to maintain. For those men that were always smaller and skinnier in their earlier years, the idea of struggling with their BMI is laughable, but it is something that is possible and likely. As you struggle to get to the gym as much as you used to and your metabolism naturally slows down, you will put on weight and your BMI will rise. Getting your BMI checked is a great asset for you as it will allow you to find out what areas of your body need to be worked on the most. One area where your body may gain the most additional fat is your belly and belly fat has been known to play a large role in heart diseases.
Every few years, men should go to a dermatologist to get their skin checked. This is especially the case for men who spent a lot of their 30 years out in the sun, letting the UV rays play with their skin. It might seem like something that only women should get checked, but the reality is that men are just as likely as women to get basal cell carcinoma.
Testicular Cancer Screening
Over the years, men have witnessed actors, athletes and other entertainers get diagnosed with testicular cancer. Comedian Tom Green had a testicle removed years ago, letting those in my generation know the dangers of testicular cancer. Ever since, Lance Armstrong and National Basketball Association player Nene, have also been diagnosed with the cancer and have bounced back in their careers. The age of these men is something that needs to be realized. These men were all in their 20s and 30s when they were diagnosed and when you look at the facts, testicular cancer is most commonly found in men in their 30s.
When it comes to checking your testicles for tumors, you can check at home or get checked by your doctor. What usually happens is you check at home and if you notice something isn’t right, you will seek out a doctor. Regardless of what method you use, it is important that you get this checked. In the case of Armstrong, his testicular cancer spread to his brain, abdomen and lungs, which for many people, could have been a deaths sentence.
The idea of a self-exam is one that has been hotly contested over the years, but for many experts, they feel a self exam is a great way to detect a tumor early.Tagged