Many men are reluctant to visit their health care professionals on a regular basis. Why? It varies, though many men seem to believe that a visit to the doctor will only bring bad news. It’s the wrong approach, though, because having a physician check for specific medical issues, based on the patient’s age, can be a critical and proactive step in overcoming any serious health problems that may arise.
That’s why it’s crucial for guys to visit the doctor and have them perform the following very important health tests…
1. Blood Pressure Testing
The U.S. National Library of Medicine recommendeds that all adult men have their blood pressure checked at least once every two years. For those who have been previously diagnosed with high blood pressure, it should be checked even more frequently, roughly every six months to a year.
The good news is that it’s often very easy to access blood pressure screenings. Many neighborhood pharmacies or even workplaces hold blood pressure testing events. Remember, if the top number is over 140 and the bottom number is greater than 90, you need to see your doctor.