You should visit your health care provider regularly, even if you feel healthy. The purpose of these visits is to:
Health maintenance visit - men - ages 18 - 39; Physical exam - men - ages 18 - 39; Yearly exam - men - ages 18 - 39; Checkup - men - ages 18 - 39; Men's health - ages 18 - 39; Preventive care exam - men - ages 18 - 39
Even if you feel fine, you should still see your health care provider for regular checkups. These visits can avoid problems in the future. For example, the only way to find out if you have
There are specific times when you should see your provider. Below are screening guidelines for men ages 18 - 39.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
CHOLESTEROL SCREENING AND HEART DISEASE PREVENTION
INFECTIOUS DISEASE SCREENING
During your exam, your provider may ask you about:
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