Most people, who are past 40, believe that they have exhausted the best of their times. What follows next, would be a procession of lifestyle diseases and other health problems. Men above 40 must take extra care of their health as the symptoms of many lifestyle diseases wouldn’t be visible in the beginning. Here are some important health check-ups that have to be done by men who are above 40 years.
High blood pressure could be diagnosed only through proper and regular check-ups. If diagnosed in the beginning, it is easier to control high blood pressure. You should check the blood pressure levels at least once in every 6 months to ensure that everything is normal.
A simple blood test could diagnose the blood sugar or diabetes in the preliminary stage itself. The blood tests should be done both before and after the breakfast. HbA1C which is the average of the blood sugar level in three months too should be checked.
The cholesterol levels could be checked through the fasting profile lipid test. High cholesterol levels could be diagnosed only by testing the amount of fat in blood before having your breakfast.
ECG could reveal heart related ailments. You could do an ECG test once in a year to ensure that your heart is healthy. The X-ray of the chest could be taken to diagnose heart and lung related diseases.
Liver function test
The liver function test is done to find out the ailments related to lungs. Those who are obese or consume alcohol should do this test at least once a year.
The Renal Function Test that checks the levels of the blood urea and creatine could be done to ensure the health and functioning of the kidneys. Men above 40 years could also do a routine urine test to determine kidney related issues or even the blood sugar.
An ultra sound scan of the stomach could be done to find out fatty liver, gall stones and urinary infections. Swelling of the aorta which is the main blood vessel in stomach could be fatal in many. Prostrate related diseases too could be diagnosed through an ultra sound.
A blood test called the Prostrate Specific Antigen (PSA) and a test related to the prostrate gland could diagnose prostrate cancer.