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  • I’m a man between the ages of 25 and 39

    Ask for the following preventive care

    Man between the ages of 25 and 39

    For all men your age:

    Life habits

    Ask to have your weight, height and waist circumference measured. Ask your doctor whether you have a healthy weight.

    Ask for advice on how to eat better and move more, especially if you have:

    • Excess weight
    • High blood pressure
    • Diabetes or prediabetes
    • High cholesterol
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Depression
    • Cancer

    Have your blood pressure checked at least every two years.

    Ask your doctor to test your cholesterol every 5 years and evaluate your risk of cardiovascular disease. Ask your doctor whether a small dose of aspirin every day and/or a cholesterol-lowering medication are good options for you.

    Discuss your risk of developing diabetes. If you have a high risk, a screening test will be recommended. /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Take the CANRISK questionnaire to know your diabetes risk level.

    Ask your doctor if you need screening tests for the following sexually transmitted or blood-borne infections: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. Ask your doctor about how to reduce your risk of getting these infections. Ask if medication to prevent HIV is a good option for you.

    Ask whether you should get a test for osteoporosis.The following risk factors increase the risk of osteoporosis: being thin, suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, smoking, drinking alcohol, taking certain medications.


    Flu shots

    Ask for your yearly flu shot. Ask whether you should also get vaccinated for:

    • Tetanus
    • Haemophilus influenzae type b
    • Hepatitis A and B
    • Meningococcal disease
    • HPV (up to the age 26)

    If your doctor suggests a new exam, treatment or procedure,

     ask the following 4 questions:

    1. Do I really need this exam, treatment or procedure?
    2. What are the drawbacks?
    3. Are there simpler and safer options?
    4. What happens if I do nothing?

    If you are regularly taking medication or supplements,

    ask your doctor if you still need to take them.

    For some men your age, depending on personal and family risk factors:

    If you smoke, ask for help to overcome your addiction to nicotine.

    Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. With the support of a health professional, you will maximize your chances of success.

    If you feel sad or discouraged or have little interest in life, discuss this with your doctor.

    If games of chance or gambling are creating problems in your life, ask your doctor for help.

    If alcohol, cannabis, medications or other drugs are creating problems in your life, ask your doctor for help.

    If you are the victim of violence, abuse or neglect, tell your doctor.

    If a family member has had colon, breast or ovarian cancer, tell your doctor. Your doctor may recommend additional screening tests.

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