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Men’s Health

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Each stage of a man’s life comes with some diseases to watch for and some decisions to make. This month, we take a look at men’s lives by decade, and share some examples of the research-based, personalized care options available from the men’s health experts at Ohio State.

MEN’S HEALTH IN YOUR 20’s

1 CHOLESTEROL TEST
2 BLOOD PRESSURE TEST
3 DIABETES SCREENING
4 HIV TEST
5 TESTICULAR CANCER

THE NEED TO SCREEN

Screenings to begin and continue on throughout your lifetime include the above

MEN’S HEALTH IN YOUR 30’s

1 CHOLESTEROL
2 KIDNEY STONES
3 MALE INFERTILITY

Take Chargeof your health

No matter your age, follow up with screenings and tests from each of the decades highlighted. 20

MEN’S HEALTH IN YOUR 40’s

1 PSA TEST
2 ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
3 GLAUCOMA
4 VASECTOMY

Go the distancefor your health

No matter your age, follow up with screenings and tests from each of the decades highlighted. 20 30

MEN’S HEALTH IN YOUR 50’s

1 COLORECTAL CANCER
2 STROKE
3 BLOOD IN URINE
4 BPH (ENLARGED PROSTATE)
5 ANDROPAUSE (LOW TESTOSTERONE)

Enjoy yourGolden years

No matter your age, follow up with screenings and tests from each of the decades highlighted. 20 30 40

MEN’S HEALTH IN YOUR 60’s

1 MEMORY
2 HEARING

Staythe course

No matter your age, follow up with screenings and tests from each of the decades highlighted. 20 30 40 50

MEN’S HEALTH AT ANY AGE

Partners in Health

As a man’s life changes, so do his health needs. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has the experts to keep you on track when you’re healthy, and give you the personal care you need when you’re not. Find a primary care or men’s health expert now.

Starting at age 20 until age 35, get a cholesterol test if you are at increased risk for heart diseases.

Blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and HIV testing can be done by a primary care doctor. Find a primary care doctor or call 614-293-8000.

Get tested at least every two years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80). Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/90 and 139/89. Discuss treatment with your doctor if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and HIV testing can be done by a primary care doctor. Find a primary care doctor or call 614-293-8000.

Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and HIV testing can be done by a primary care doctor. Find a primary care doctor or call 614-293-8000.

Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV. Discuss your risk with your primary care doctor.

Blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and HIV testing can be done by a primary care doctor. Find a primary care doctor or call 614-293-8000.

Most testicular cancer occurs in men between the ages of 20-35. All men should be doing a monthly testicular self-exam. The exam can help detect abnormalities – and even cancer – while it is still in an early and very treatable stage. Print a testicular self-exam card. To schedule an appointment with an Ohio State urologist, call 614-293-3646.

Once you turn 35 (or 20 if you have risk factors like diabetes, history of heart disease, tobacco use, high blood pressure or BMI of 30 or over), have your cholesterol checked regularly. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease and erectile dysfunction.

Men between the ages of 30 and 40 are most likely to get kidney stones. Ohio State offers state-of-the-art treatment through our Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program. Contact Ohio State’s Urology experts at 614-293-8155.

One-third of all infertility cases are caused by male partners. Learn more about the evaluation and treatment of male infertility or call Ohio State’s Urology experts at 614-293-4696.

Men over age 40 should have a prostate exam done annually to help detect early signs of prostate cancer. Your primary care doctor can conduct a prostate exam.

Ten percent of men ages 40-59 experience ED. Early onset of erectile problems may be associated with underlying medical conditions and with an increased risk of future heart disease or stroke. If you think you may have ED, you can schedule an appointment with Ohio State Urology at 614-293-8155.

Screening for glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness in the United States, should be done from age 40 (if there are no known risk factors). Screening can be done during a regular eye exam. To find an ophthalmologist, call 614-293-8000.

A vasectomy may be the safest, most effective birth control couples can choose. It prevents the female partner from being exposed to excess medication. Men do not experience change in sexual function nor in testosterone. The procedure can be reversed if needed. Learn more about vasectomy or call 614-293-8155.

Starting at age 50, get screened for colorectal cancer. Talk to your primary care doctor about scheduling a colorectal cancer screening.

Being over the age of 55 and being male increases your risk of stroke. Learn more about stroke risks or talk to your primary care doctor about your concerns.

This is a common symptom of an enlarged prostate, bladder cancer, urinary tract infection and other disorders. If you have blood in your urine, especially if you are a smoker, contact your primary care doctor for evaluation.

Fifty percent of men over the age of 50 experience BPH. Learn more about symptoms of BPH or call Ohio State’s Urology experts at 614-293-8155.

Symptoms include irritability or moodiness, difficulty concentrating, low energy or fatigue, low sex drive, erection problems, increased fat deposition, trouble recovering from exercise and hair loss. Learn more about andropause, talk to your primary care doctor or contact Ohio State’s men’s health experts at 614-293-8155.

Take our Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) to detect signs of cognitive, memory or thinking impairments.

Men suffer hearing loss two times the rate of women. Adults should have hearing screenings every three years after age 50. If you are concerned about your hearing, discuss this with your primary care doctor.