Medical Tests for Every 30 Year Old Man
You’ve bagged that promotion, planning a vacation with your partner and just signed up for paragliding and photography lessons. Everything’s in place for your 30th birthday. But are you forgetting something- medical tests maybe? Dr. Dhwanika Kapadia tells us what tests a 30-year-old man should take.
Blood Test: Go for a basic blood test that will give you an indication of your RBC (red blood corpuscles) and WBC (white blood corpuscles). It will also tell you about your haemoglobin levels and rule out any nutrition deficiency.
Go for a blood sugar test to rule out diabetes. Check for glycation of haemoglobin (identifies the concentration of plasma glucose in the blood). Glycation of haemoglobin is associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Get yourself tested for uric acid too especially if you have joint pains. High levels of uric acid could lead to gout (inflammation of joints), a common condition among young men.
ECG (Electrocardiogram): You should go for an electrocardiogram, especially, if you aren’t very active. Go for one if your body shows symptoms like sweatiness, fatigue, anxiousness and chest pains. An electrocardiogram will help rule out an angina, any blockages or any other cardiovascular troubles.
Get a lipid profile done to keep a check of the good and bad cholesterol to keep heart troubles at bay.
Liver and Kidney Profile: Get a kidney and liver profile done to ensure that they are functioning properly. This will tell you if your body’s hormonal levels are balanced and if your enzymes are functional too.
Getting your Creatinine levels checked will tell you whether or not your kidneys are functioning properly. The test you need to go for is a creatinine clearance test which is a blood test.
A routine urine test will rule out any infections.
General Physical Examination: Get a thorough physical examination done to rule out any testicular lumps or hernias. If you have been pumping some serious iron in the gym, check for other vital parameters like blood pressure and weight.
Above all, by simply taking care of your body and watching what you eat will keep you healthy no matter what!