You should visit your health care provider regularly, even if you feel healthy. The purpose of these visits is to:
Even if you feel fine, you should still see your health care provider for regular checkups. These visits can avoid problems in the future. For example, the only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked regularly. High blood sugar and high cholesterol levels also may not have any symptoms in the early stages.
There are specific times when you should see your provider. Below are screening guidelines for men ages 18 - 39.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
CHOLESTEROL SCREENING AND HEART DISEASE PREVENTION
INFECTIOUS DISEASE SCREENING
During your exam, your provider may ask you about:
Health maintenance visit - men - ages 18 - 39; Physical exam - men - ages 18 - 39; Yearly exam - men - ages 18 - 39; Checkup - men - ages 18 - 39; Men's health - ages 18 - 39; Preventive care exam - men - ages 18 - 39
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Updated by: Deborah Greenberg, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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