Health Screening Checklist: Are You Due?

Posted On Monday, 19 March 2018
Health Screening Checklist: Are You Due?

To make sure we age like the fine wine we want to be, it’s important for both men and women to have regular health exams.

Hims recommends the following preventative screening tests men and women need to have throughout their life.

20s – 30s Screenings:
Blood pressure – every 3-5 years
Cholesterol – every 5 years, more frequently if at risk for heart disease
Diabetes – if BMI over 25
STD – depending on risk factors
Pelvic exam and pap smear – every 3 years

Additional screenings for women:
Pelvic exam and pap smear – every 3 years
Clinical breast exam – every 3 years

Immunizations:
Tetanus-diphtheria booster – every 10 years after age 19
HPV series
Varicella, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines

**18-40 year old men are less likely to visit a doctor or pharmacy than any other group.

40s – 60s Screenings:
Blood pressure – once a year
Cholesterol – every 5 years, more frequently if at risk for heart disease
Diabetes – every 3 years if you’re age 45 or older
STD – depending on risk factors
Colon cancer – age 50+
  • Stool test – every year
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy – every 5 – 10 years
  • Colonoscopy – every 10 years
Prostate cancer – if you have a family history or exhibit symptoms
Osteoporosis – age 50+ and have risk factors
Lung cancer – age 55+
  • Every year if you smoked in the past or are currently smoking

**A quarter billion Americans are considered overweight or obese. 360,000 Americans die every year from diseases directly related.

Additional screenings for women:
Pelvic exam and pap smear – every 3 years
Clinical breast exam – every 3 years
Mammogram – every 1-2 years ages 50 to 75
  • Consider yearly mammograms earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer

Immunizations:
Tetanus-diphtheria booster – every 10 years
Shingles or herpes zoster vaccine once after age 60

65+ Screenings:
Blood pressure – once a year
Cholesterol – every 5 years if your levels are normal
Diabetes – every 3 years
STD – depending on risk factors
Colon cancer – until age 75
  • Stool test – every year
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy – every 5 – 10 years
  • Colonoscopy – every 10 years
Osteoporosis – consider a bone density test after age 70
Lung cancer – every year until age 80 if you smoked in the past or are currently smoking
Abdominal aortic aneurysm – if you’ve ever smoked

Additional screenings for women:
Mammogram – every 1-2 years up to age 75

Immunizations:
Tetanus-diphtheria booster – every 10 years
Pneumococcal vaccine

**Nearly 85% of women who have breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.

Jack Burke

Jack Burke is a health enthusiast. He enjoys running, crossfit, and playing basketball.

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