5 Health Checkups Your Husband Should Have

Guest post contributed by Peter Minkoff

Health checkups are the most important part of disease prevention. Although this is well known, most men put off going to the doctor. If your husband is anything like a lot of Australian men, you should continue reading. Ladies, this reminder is for you. Make sure your husband doesn’t skip these five essential checkups this year.

Dental checkup

Dental health is connected to our overall health. Bacteria from our mouth can cause infections and lead to diseases in other parts of our body. That is why taking good care of our dental health is crucial. Every day we are exposing our teeth to substances that can be detrimental to them. We might not notice the negative effects right away but they will take their toll sooner or later. Untreated dental problems can have serious consequences that can be difficult to treat later on. The best thing is to recognize the problems early on and treat them right away. With that in mind, make sure your husband goes to the dentist every six months and you will likely save him from the potential future hassle.

Eye checkup

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness. When we hear about glaucoma, it is most often mentioned as a disease that strikes older people. However, there are many risk factors leading to glaucoma and age is the least important. Some of the risk factors include a family history of glaucoma, diabetes, migraine, short-sightedness, eye injuries, high blood pressure, and the past or present use of steroids. If any of this can be used to describe your husband, take him for an eye checkup as soon as possible. The good news is that there is a treatment for glaucoma‒ you just have to start the treatment at an early stage for best results.

Urology checkup

Urologists specialize in the kidneys, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, male reproductive organs, and male fertility. So to take control over prostate, urinary, and sexual health men should have regular urology checkups. There are many reasons why a man should visit his urologist, with age prostate and sexual health are not only at greater risk of disease but their normal functioning is changing. A urology checkup is a great way to make sure everything is alright and to prepare for upcoming changes and adapt to them easier. Don’t lose any time and convince your man to get a checkup.

Skin checkup

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. It happens as a result of the development of abnormal skin cells, and it is most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Due to the thinning of the ozone layer, we are all at much higher risk of getting skin cancer than ever before. People with a history of melanoma (or a history of it in their family) and people with unusual moles are at higher risk than others. Self-examinations are important, but dermatologists are professionals with a special kind of knowledge, so seeing one every six months should be on everybody’s schedule.

Blood pressure checkup

Having your blood pressure checked is a quick and easy process, and you should do it as often as you can, at least once a year. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, and even stroke if left untreated. Considering that it can be kept in check simply by taking some medications and altering your lifestyle a little, there is no excuse for not taking care of your high blood pressure. Unless you don’t know that you have it. High blood pressure usually doesn’t have any symptoms, and the only way to know if you have the problem for sure is by going for a checkup, so make an appointment for your husband today.

 

Peter is parenting and health writer at Voice Boks, living between London and Brisbane. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

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