Must-Have Tests For Men

business man at desk( — It is quite common for men to ignore physical symptoms and health problems — taking a huge gamble with their lives. Research finds that men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited their doctor. In addition, men are about 30 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for preventable conditions such as congestive heart failure and complications from diabetes.

Men are so good at taking care of their cars—tell them to think of their bodies in the same way. The body is a machine that needs to be taken care of and checked at regular intervals to keep it running well. In an effort to raise awareness among men about the importance of preventive medical testing, it’s very important for them to know which tests they need, when they should get them and how to get your guy to go to the doc.

Blood Pressure

When to get it: Annually beginning in his 30s
Why it counts: This is the most important piece of data available because it clearly shows if there is something affecting the arteries. Ideal goal: 115/75 or less.