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Health tests that you must do at the age of 30, 40 and 50

As you age, your body's capacity to endure the impact of what you eat and the surrounding environment starts deteriorating. That is why you must keep on doing certain health tests once you cross 30.

Credit: Google/PixabayHealth tests after 30, 40, and 50

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  • If you are obese and overweight then you must check Body Mass Index and follow a certain diet to lose weight after 30.
  • Doing certain screenings and tests during the 40s and 50s ensures that you tackle any health issue before it gets out of hand.

When young, you are highly enthusiastic and have the energy to do all types of work, exercises, and adventures. Your metabolism is working fine and you can enjoy all types of foods and drinks without any health issues.

However, as you age calcium in your body starts depleting, aches and pains become a normal thing and your metabolism slows down due to which you start gaining weight and are more vulnerable to attracting lifestyle diseases like thyroid, hypertension, and diabetes.

If you keep a keen watch on your health and keep on doing necessary tests during your 30s, 40s, and 50s, you can keep such health issues in check.

Test for those who are in their 30s

Every woman from 30 onwards should do a Pap smear test once every three years. Along with it doing an HPV test is highly recommended. Human papillomaviruses or HPV have been known to cause different types of cervical and related cancers. Both men and women should screen for prediabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes once they cross 30 years of age. People who are obese or overweight must do these tests once every six months.

Those who are overweight or obese should immediately consult a dietician, check their Body Mass Index, and try to lose weight.

Tests to do in the 40s

According to The American Cancer Society, a woman should compulsorily do mammograms for breast cancer once every two years after she reaches the age of 40 years. After she reaches the age of 45, a woman must do a mammogram every year until she reaches the age of 54. Both men and women must screen for colorectal cancer once they have crossed the age of 45 years.

In the case you do not check your eyes regularly after 40 you must start doing annual checkups from an ophthalmologist to avoid probable eye diseases. It is more important if you suffer from diabetes, hypertension, or even have a family history of eye health issues. Early screenings can detect cataracts and glaucoma.

Recommended tests for men and women after 50

Women who are in their postmenopausal phase must get screened for osteoporosis. Both men and women who are in the age group of 5o and 80 years should do lung cancer screenings. It is highly recommended for those who have a habit of smoking or used to smoke previously during the last 15 years.

Men with a family history of prostate cancer should undergo screening for the same after reaching 50.

Disclaimer: This piece of article is for basic information purposes only. It's always advisable to consult a doctor for any type of health issue.

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