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September 16, 2021

Health Screenings You Should be Doing Based on Your Age

doctor equipment with mask and hearts for healthy screenings

Read on to learn more about what health screenings are most important to you based on your age

Regular health screenings are crucial to preventative health. These screenings are typically based on your age and past family medical history and can be based on any health needs you might have. It’s essential to be as honest as possible with your doctor about your past medical history to give your doctor the best idea of what screenings you might need. Read on to learn more about the health screenings you should expect to be doing for your age.

18-39 Years Old

According to the Columbia Doctors – Nurse Practitioner Groups, “Annual health screenings at this age are often missed. Busy work and family lives keep healthy adults from seeing their primary care provider.” It’s important to carve out time with your primary care provider at least once a year to avoid any pricey health issues in the future. Below are some health screenings that are typical for this age group.

  • Weight and Height
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol Check
  • Skin Screening
  • Historical Illness Screenings (This is based on your family medical history)
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Immunizations
  • Mental Health Screening
  • Annual Blood Work
  • Breast Exam (For women)
  • Cervical Cancer Screening (For women)
  • STI Infections Screening
  • Testicular Exam (For men)

40-64 Years Old

Screenings at this age range will be done either bi-annually or annually based on your past and family medical histories. Some of these health screenings can be done every 3-years based on your current medical issues. View the screenings and vaccinations below to know what screenings you should get at this age range.

  • Shingles Vaccine
  • Flu Shot
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Mental Health Screening
  • Annual Blood Work
  • Mammogram (For women)
  • Pelvic Exam (For women)
  • Prostate Exam (For men)

65 Years and Older

Screenings at this age range are essential and less optional than those in other age ranges. It’s crucial to be checking in with your primary care provider regularly. The below health screenings are an addition to the previous screenings at an earlier age.

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Height and Weight
  • Fall Prevention Screening
  • Mental Health Screening
  • High Dose Flu Vaccine
  • Cervical Cancer Screening (For women)
  • Osteoporosis Screening (For women and men)
  • Prostate Screenings (For men)

The health screenings listed throughout this post are based on the information you provide to your health provider. Before your next visit, write down a list of questions for your PCP about what screenings should be most important to you based on your medical history.

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