South Central News and Events

Check out what's going on at South Central

June is Men’s Health Month

Posted on June 2, 2021

According to a national study, men are less likely to take care of themselves and their health than women. Men of every age need to be taking the time to focus on their mental and physical well-being. From 19 to 90, even if he is in “perfect” shape, a man should still be making routine appointments with his providers. There are several times in his life a man should be getting routine appointments with his health care provider to ensure that he is maintaining good health.

20s:
Every year – a physical exam, blood pressure analysis, blood test & urine analysis, rectal exam, STD testing, self-performed testicular exam
Every 5 years – TB skin test
Every 10 years – Tetanus booster
30s:
Every year – a physical exam, blood pressure analysis, blood test & urine analysis, rectal exam, STD testing, self-performed testicular exam, electrocardiogram (EKG) for heart abnormalities
Every 5 years – TB skin test
Every 10 years – Tetanus booster
40s:
Every year – a physical exam, blood pressure analysis, blood test & urine analysis, rectal exam, STD testing, self-performed testicular exam, electrocardiogram (EKG) for heart abnormalities, prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening, hemoccult test
Every 5 years – TB skin test
Every 10 years – Tetanus booster With physician’s discretion – chest x-ray, testosterone screening
50s:
Every year – a physical exam, blood pressure analysis, blood test & urine analysis, rectal exam, STD testing, self-performed testicular exam, electrocardiogram (EKG) for heart abnormalities, prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening, hemoccult test
Every 5 years – TB skin test
Every 10 years – Tetanus booster With physician’s discretion – chest x-ray, testosterone screening, bone density screening

During Men’s Health Month, it is important to emphasize the importance of each of these screenings and check-ups. Each and every one is necessary for maintain good health and being aware of your body. To learn more about services available to provide healthcare for men of all ages, visit scrmc.com.