http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=612Fitango EducationHealth TopicsMen ages 35-60
1Overview**Learn the Facts**When you get a preventive medical test, youre notjust doing it for yourself. Youre doing it fo...
2Overview**Learn the Facts**-- Men are 24 percent less likely than women tohave visited a doctor within the past year and ...
3Overview**Learn the Facts**-- Men are 32 percent more likely than women tobe hospitalized for long-term complications ofd...
4Overview**Learn the Facts**The single most important way you can take careof yourself and those you love is to actively t...
5Preventive Medical TestsScreening tests can find diseases early, whenthey’re easiest to treat. Talk to your doctor aboutw...
6Preventive Medical Tests**Body Mass Index**Your body mass index, or BMI, is a measure of yourbody fat based on your heigh...
7Preventive Medical Tests**Cholesterol**Once you turn 35 (or once you turn 20 if you haverisk factors like diabetes, histo...
8Preventive Medical Tests**Blood Pressure**Have your blood pressure checked every 2 years.High blood pressure increases yo...
9Preventive Medical Tests**Cardiovascular Disease**Beginning at age 45 and through age 79, ask yourdoctor if you should ta...
10Preventive Medical Tests**Colorectal Cancer**Beginning at age 50 and through age 75, get testedfor colorectal cancer. Yo...
11Preventive Medical Tests**Other Cancers**Ask your doctor if you should be tested forprostate, lung, oral, skin, or other...
12Preventive Medical Tests**Sexually Transmitted Diseases**Talk to your doctor to see whether you should betested for gono...
13Preventive Medical Tests**HIV**Your doctor may recommend screening for HIV ifyou:-- Have sex with men.-- Had unprotected...
14Preventive Medical Tests**HIV**-- Pay for sex or have sex partners who do.-- Have past or current sex partners who arein...
15Preventive Medical Tests**Depression**If you have felt "down" or hopeless during the past2 weeks or you have had little ...
16Preventive Medical Tests**Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm **If you are between the ages of 65 and 75 and havesmoked 100 or mor...
17Preventive Medical Tests**Diabetes **If your blood pressure is higher than 135/80, askyour doctor to test you for diabet...
18Preventive Medical Tests**Tobacco Use **If you smoke or use tobacco, talk to your doctorabout quitting. For tips on how ...
19Stay HealthyYou can make healthy choices every day.
20Stay Healthy** Be physically active. **Walking briskly, mowing the lawn, playing teamsports, and biking are just a few e...
21Stay Healthy** Eat a healthy diet. **Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free orlow-fat dairy products are healthy...
22Stay Healthy** Stay at a healthy weight**Try to balance the calories you take in with thecalories you burn with your phy...
23Stay Healthy** Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all**Current dietary guidelines for Americansrecommend that if you ...
24Stay Healthy** Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all**Individuals who cannot restrict their drinking tomoderate leve...
25Stay Healthy** Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all**Individuals with specific medical conditions.Persons recoverin...
26Stay Healthy** Don’t smoke**For more information on quitting, visit QuitSmoking section .
27Stay Healthy** Take aspirin to avoid a heart attack.**If you are at risk for a heart attack (you’re over 45,smoke, or ha...
28VaccinesYou never outgrow the need for vaccines. Thespecific immunizations you need as an adult aredetermined by factors...
29VaccinesEncourage other adults in your family to checkwith their doctors for immunizations they mayneed to help protect ...
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When you get a preventive medical test, you're not just doing it for yourself. You're doing it for your family and loved ones:



-- Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year and are 22 percent more likely to have neglected their cholesterol tests.


-- Men are 28 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure.


-- Men are 32 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for long-term complications of diabetes and are more than twice as likely than women to have a leg or foot amputated due to complications related to diabetes.


-- Men are 24 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for pneumonia that could have been prevented by getting an immunization.


The single most important way you can take care of yourself and those you love is to actively take part in your health care. Educate yourself on health care and participate in decisions with your doctor. This site will help you get started.

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Men ages 35-60

  1. 1. http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=612Fitango EducationHealth TopicsMen ages 35-60
  2. 2. 1Overview**Learn the Facts**When you get a preventive medical test, youre notjust doing it for yourself. Youre doing it for yourfamily and loved ones:
  3. 3. 2Overview**Learn the Facts**-- Men are 24 percent less likely than women tohave visited a doctor within the past year and are22 percent more likely to have neglected theircholesterol tests.-- Men are 28 percent more likely than women tobe hospitalized for congestive heart failure.
  4. 4. 3Overview**Learn the Facts**-- Men are 32 percent more likely than women tobe hospitalized for long-term complications ofdiabetes and are more than twice as likely thanwomen to have a leg or foot amputated due tocomplications related to diabetes.-- Men are 24 percent more likely than women tobe hospitalized for pneumonia that could havebeen prevented by getting an immunization.
  5. 5. 4Overview**Learn the Facts**The single most important way you can take careof yourself and those you love is to actively takepart in your health care. Educate yourself onhealth care and participate in decisions with yourdoctor. This site will help you get started.
  6. 6. 5Preventive Medical TestsScreening tests can find diseases early, whenthey’re easiest to treat. Talk to your doctor aboutwhich preventive medical tests you need to stayhealthy.
  7. 7. 6Preventive Medical Tests**Body Mass Index**Your body mass index, or BMI, is a measure of yourbody fat based on your height and weight. It isused to screen for obesity. You can find your BMIby visiting http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi.
  8. 8. 7Preventive Medical Tests**Cholesterol**Once you turn 35 (or once you turn 20 if you haverisk factors like diabetes, history of heart disease,tobacco use, high blood pressure, or BMI of 30 orover), have your cholesterol checked regularly.High blood cholesterol is one of the major riskfactors for heart disease.
  9. 9. 8Preventive Medical Tests**Blood Pressure**Have your blood pressure checked every 2 years.High blood pressure increases your chance ofgetting heart or kidney disease and for having astroke. If you have high blood pressure, you mayneed medication to control it.
  10. 10. 9Preventive Medical Tests**Cardiovascular Disease**Beginning at age 45 and through age 79, ask yourdoctor if you should take aspirin every day to helplower your risk of a heart attack. How much aspirinyou should take depends on your age, your health,and your lifestyle.
  11. 11. 10Preventive Medical Tests**Colorectal Cancer**Beginning at age 50 and through age 75, get testedfor colorectal cancer. You and your doctor candecide which test is best. How often youll havethe test depends on which test you choose. If youhave a family history of colorectal cancer, you mayneed to be tested before you turn 50.
  12. 12. 11Preventive Medical Tests**Other Cancers**Ask your doctor if you should be tested forprostate, lung, oral, skin, or other cancers.
  13. 13. 12Preventive Medical Tests**Sexually Transmitted Diseases**Talk to your doctor to see whether you should betested for gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, or othersexually transmitted diseases.
  14. 14. 13Preventive Medical Tests**HIV**Your doctor may recommend screening for HIV ifyou:-- Have sex with men.-- Had unprotected sex with multiple partners.-- Have used injected drugs.
  15. 15. 14Preventive Medical Tests**HIV**-- Pay for sex or have sex partners who do.-- Have past or current sex partners who areinfected with HIV.-- Are being treated for sexually transmitteddiseases.-- Had a blood transfusion between 1978 and1985.
  16. 16. 15Preventive Medical Tests**Depression**If you have felt "down" or hopeless during the past2 weeks or you have had little interest in doingthings you usually enjoy, talk to your doctor aboutdepression. Depression is a treatable illness.
  17. 17. 16Preventive Medical Tests**Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm **If you are between the ages of 65 and 75 and havesmoked 100 or more cigarettes in your lifetime, askyour doctor to screen you for an abdominal aorticaneurysm. This is an abnormally large or swollenblood vessel in your stomach that can burstwithout warning.
  18. 18. 17Preventive Medical Tests**Diabetes **If your blood pressure is higher than 135/80, askyour doctor to test you for diabetes. Diabetes, orhigh blood sugar, can cause problems with yourheart, eyes, feet, kidneys, nerves, and other bodyparts.
  19. 19. 18Preventive Medical Tests**Tobacco Use **If you smoke or use tobacco, talk to your doctorabout quitting. For tips on how to quit, go to orcall the National Quitline at 1-800-QUITNOW
  20. 20. 19Stay HealthyYou can make healthy choices every day.
  21. 21. 20Stay Healthy** Be physically active. **Walking briskly, mowing the lawn, playing teamsports, and biking are just a few examples of howyou can get moving. If you are not alreadyphysically active, start small and work up to 30minutes a day of moderate physical activity formost days of the week.
  22. 22. 21Stay Healthy** Eat a healthy diet. **Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free orlow-fat dairy products are healthy choices. Leanmeats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts aregood, too. Try to eat foods that are low insaturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt, andadded sugars.
  23. 23. 22Stay Healthy** Stay at a healthy weight**Try to balance the calories you take in with thecalories you burn with your physical activities. Asyou age, eat fewer calories and increase yourphysical activity. This will prevent gradual weightgain over time.
  24. 24. 23Stay Healthy** Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all**Current dietary guidelines for Americansrecommend that if you choose to drink alcoholicbeverages, you do not exceed 2 drinks per day formen (1 drink per day for women). Some peopleshould not drink alcoholic beverages at all,including
  25. 25. 24Stay Healthy** Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all**Individuals who cannot restrict their drinking tomoderate levels.Individuals who plan to drive, operate machinery,or take part in other activities that requiresattention, skill, or coordination.Individuals taking prescription or over-the-countermedications that can interact with alcohol.
  26. 26. 25Stay Healthy** Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all**Individuals with specific medical conditions.Persons recovering from alcoholism.
  27. 27. 26Stay Healthy** Don’t smoke**For more information on quitting, visit QuitSmoking section .
  28. 28. 27Stay Healthy** Take aspirin to avoid a heart attack.**If you are at risk for a heart attack (you’re over 45,smoke, or have diabetes, high blood pressure, highcholesterol, or a family history of heart disease),check with your doctor and find out if takingaspirin is the right choice for you.
  29. 29. 28VaccinesYou never outgrow the need for vaccines. Thespecific immunizations you need as an adult aredetermined by factors such as your age, lifestyle,high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel,and previous immunizations. Throughout youradult life, you need immunizations to get andmaintain protection against: flu, tetanus,diphtheria, pertussis, shingles, pneumococcal, HPV,etc.
  30. 30. 29VaccinesEncourage other adults in your family to checkwith their doctors for immunizations they mayneed to help protect against vaccine-preventablediseases. Childhood vaccinations will not protectyou for the rest of your life.See full vaccination schedule here

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