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Lifetime Personal Health

  • 20s

    20s
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    Age 20-29

    Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, drink alcohol only in moderation, wear your seat belt, wear a helmet, build bone, protect yourself from the sun, practice good hygiene, find a primary care provider, research your family health history, and take care of your sexual, mental, and emotional health. Get the important nutrients, enough sleep, and working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Don’t use tobacco, use your cell phone while driving, or drink and drive.
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    Age 20-29 (part 2)

    Avoid illegal substances, indoor tanning, and accidental injuries.
    Get a medical check-up every 2 years, a dental exam and cleaning every 6-12 months, regular comprehensive eye exams, and recommended immunizations. See a dermatologist as recommended and calculate your body mass index (below 25 is healthy). Women should have a gynecological, clinical breast and Pap exam every 2 to 3 years, contact your doctor if you think you are pregnant, and men should have clinical testicular exams.
  • 30s

    30s
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    Age 30-39

    Eat a healthy diet, exercise 30-60 minutes most days, maintain a healthy weight, drink alcohol only in moderation, always wear a seat belt and helmet, build muscle, protect yourself from the sun, talk to your health care provider about health concerns, and practice good sleep hygiene. Get enough sleep and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Don’t use tobacco or drink and drive. Avoid illegal substances and accidental injuries. Take care of your skin, back, and sexual, reproductive, mental, and
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    Age 30-39 (part 2)

    emotional health. Reduce stress and risk for violence.
    Get a dental exam and cleaning every 6-12 months, comprehensive eye exam and vision screening every 1-2 years, and recommended immunizations. Follow your health care provider's recommendations for hearing tests and screening for cholesterol skin cancer. Monitor your body mass index, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Women should have gynecological, clinic breast, and Pap exams, and men should have clinical testicular exams.
  • 40s

    40s
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    Age 40-49

    Have a healthy lifestyle, develop a doctor-patient relationship, assess risk for medical problems, and talk to your health care provider about concerns, such as chronic pain, stress, blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and homocysteine levels, resting heart rate, blood glucose, body mass index, osteoporosis, anxiety, depression, sexual and reproductive health, skin problems, changes in vision, hearing loss, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, and digestive problems. Men may have
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    Age 40-49 (part 2)

    symptoms of prostate issues and women may have symptoms of perimenopause.
    Get a check-up every 2-3 years, dental exam and cleaning every 6-12 months, comprehensive eye exam every 2 years, blood pressure screening every 2 years, and cholesterol screening every 5 years. As recommended, get a diabetes screening, baseline skin exam, baseline EKG, colorectal cancer screening, immunizations, and other screening tests for women and men.
  • 50s

    50s
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    Age 50-59

    Eat healthy, stay active-physically and mentally (30-60 minutes most days), challenge your mind, maintain a healthy weight, don’t use tobacco, get enough sleep, reduce stress, and drink alcohol only in moderation. Health concerns are abnormal blood sugar levels, anxiety, cancer, changes in vision, chronic pain, depression, digestive issues, erectile dysfunction, hair loss in men and women, hearing loss, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, triglycerides and homocysteine levels,
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    Age 50-59 (part 2)

    menopause, osteoporosis, overactive bladder, prostate issues, skin problems, thyroid problems, and urinary incontinence.
    Get a check-up every 2 years, dental exam and cleaning every 6-12 months, comprehensive eye exam every 2 years, blood pressure screening, every year, cholesterol screening every 5 years, and skin exam every year. As recommended get a diabetes screening, baseline EKG, colorectal cancer screening, immunizations, and other screening tests for women and men.
  • 60s

    60s
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    Age 60-69

    Eat healthy, exercise for 30 minutes most days, maintain a healthy weight, quit smoking, drink alcohol only in moderation, wear a seat belt & helmet, talk to your doctor about concerns, protect your heart, have a smoke and carbon monoxide detector, practice safer sex. Health concerns are declining physical & mental health and increasing risk for certain health problems. Learn CPR, how to reduce risk for falls, and warning signs for medical conditions.
    Yearly, get a flu vaccine, blood pressure
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    Age 60-69 (part 2)

    screening, digital rectal exam, fecal occult blood test, eye and skin exam, (women) clinical breast exam & mammogram & pelvic exam, and (men) testicular exam. Get a bone density test at 60/65, colonoscopy every 10 years starting at 50, dental exam every 6 months, fasting blood glucose test every 3 years, pneumonia vaccine at 65, shingles vaccine at 60, tetanus shot every 10 years, thyroid test every 5 years, (women) Pap test every 3-5 years until 65, hepatitis vaccines and (men) PSA tests.