Men always take good care of their family. They always try to fulfil their family needs. However they forget to take good care of themselves.
Busy lives and work schedules often prevent men from seeking routine health checkup. However, studies suggest that health checkups are not only cost-effective but also reduces the risk of health issues.
Following are few checkups which a man must undergo on a regular basis to lead a healthy life:
Blood pressure screening
Blood pressure, above the ideal level i.e. 120/80 mmHg, can increase the risk of heart disease or stroke. Hence, a man should get his blood pressure checked every 2 years. This can help control the blood pressure in order to prevent heart disorders.
Cholesterol screening and heart disease prevention
2.4 million Indians die due to heart disease every year, of which the proportion of male is the highest. High cholesterol level is one of the risk factors leading to heart disease. A man over the age of 34 years should get his cholesterol level checked every 5 years.
If you are under the risk of heart disease, such as family history of heart disease and diabetes, start getting screened earlier at the age of 20 years.
Diabetes is one of the major chronic health disorders common among Indian men. A man should be screened for diabetes, if the body mass index (BMI) is greater than 25 and has other risk factors.
Men should visit a dentist every year for examination and cleaning.
Men should undergo an eye exam every 2 year.
Infectious disease screening
Depending on the lifestyle and medical history, a man should be screened for HIV, chlamydia, syphilis and other infections on a regular basis.
A physical exam can help you understand how you can manage your health by maintaining an ideal weight, height and other physical factors. It is also a great opportunity to ask questions about sex, birth control and health concerns such as getting over addiction.
The best place from where you can get these checkups is your regular healthcare provider. However, if you don’t know where to go for an optimal examination, few of the packages available at Manipal Hospitals are:
Platinum Health Check Package (Old Airport Road, Bangalore):
The package consists of 47 tests and 9 consultations, designed to provide complete health assessment.
Manipal Lifestyle Package (Old Airport Road, Bangalore):
The package consists of 44 tests and 6 consultations, designed to spot and prevent major risk factors which can lead to a serious health issue. In addition, it can also help you develop a healthy lifestyle.
Comprehensive Health Check Package (Old Airport Road, Bangalore):
The package consists of 35 tests and 5 consultations, designed to suit basic needs of a man for a regular health examination.