Regular Health Checks
From time to time, your height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) will be checked during examinations. Depending on individual risk factors, men over the age of 45 may need to undergo a physical examination, once every 3 years.
Blood pressure check
Men with a history of borderline or high blood pressure should have their blood pressure checked at least every year. Men with diabetes, raised cholesterol levels, heart disease, kidney problems, or other related conditions also need to have their blood pressure checked regularly.
Men aged 40 or above should get tested for diabetes every 3 years. Men with blood pressure above 135/80 will be recommended by their healthcare provider to check their blood sugar for diabetes.
A bone density test should be performed for men over the age of 65, and depending on their risk factors, they may need to be screened for osteoporosis.
Colon cancer screening
Men between the ages of 50 and 75 need to be screened for colon cancer. The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program invites Australians aged over 50 to screen for bowel cancer using a free, simple test at home. This aims to reduce deaths from bowel cancer through early detection of the disease. Additional studies may be scheduled by your doctor if you have a history of ulcerative colitis or any family history of colon cancer.
An eye examination is recommended every two years for men older than 45 years or with vision abnormalities. You may need to be checked for glaucoma once you are over 45 years.
A flu vaccine is recommended once a year.