Medical tests every dad should take in their 30s, 40s and 50s

He tossed you in the air and caught you as you squealed.

He patiently pushed your two-wheeler the very first time the training wheels came off your bike.

In a crowded place, he sat you on his shoulders so you could get a good view of a parade or a show.

He continues to get up early in the morning to go to work or attend to his business and comes home late at night because he wants to provide a comfortable life for you, your mom and siblings.

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Too busy taking care of others

Fathers do all these for their children. He is Superman to his family: able to leap obstacles in a single bound.

While we see dads as men of steel, they are human, too. Often, they forget to take care of themselves because they are so busy taking care of others.

This Fathers' Day, encourage your dads and husbands to take care of themselves by taking a wellness check-up.

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Here is a list of examinations recommended for dads of varying age groups.

For fathers who are 39 and under:

1. Have a complete medical history review with physical examination

2. Do some blood tests with complete chemistry panel (to check for proper functioning of the liver, kidneys, gallbladder, etc.), complete blood count (to check for anemia), lipid profile (for cholesterol levels), and thyroid function screening.

3. A urine test.

4. Check the status of the heart by an electrocardiogram (ECG) and exercise treadmill stress test while the lungs is screened through a chest x-ray.

5. A visit to a nutrition counselor for body composition analysis and advice on fitness and proper diet.

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For dads between the ages of 40 and 49, there are 2 tests to add to your yearly examination:

7. A rectal examination to check for a size and consistency of the prostate.

8. Include a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) to your blood test.

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As they enter their golden years, fathers need 3 additional tests:

9. An audiogram or hearing test.

10. A stool exam to check for blood in the stool.

11. A baseline colonoscopy which is repeated every 5 years therafter.

Wouldn't you and your dad/husband feel a lot better knowing that the man in your life has a clean bill of health?

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