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Preventive care recommendations for men

These recommendations are from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Talk to your doctor or nurse about your particular needs and any changes in your health, including your vision and hearing.

Blood pressure

Screenings starting at age 18.

Diabetes

Get screened if your blood pressure is higher than 135 over 80.

Cholesterol

Ages 20–35 if at increased risk for heart disease. Strongly recommended at age 35 and older.

Colorectal screening

Beginning at age 50 and continuing to age 75.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

One-time screening for those between the ages of 65 and 75, and who have ever smoked.

Weight

Determine if you are overweight or obese by calculating your body mass index. Calculator available online at www.nhibisupport.com/bmi

Vaccines*

Get a flu shot annually. If you are 65 or older, get a pneumonia shot.
Depending on health problems, you may need a pneumonia shot at a younger age or vaccines to prevent diseases like whooping cough or shingles. Talk to your healthcare team about other vaccinations.
You may also take a quiz online at www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultimmsched/