Men's health

Aetna Better Health provides services to help men live happy, healthy lives, while being aware of the preventive measures they should be taking.

At any age, talk to your PCP if you have risk factors or symptoms. You may need to be tested earlier than the recommended age for some conditions. And remember, there are still immunizations that you need to receive:

  • Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is needed every 10 years.
  • Influenza vaccine (flu shot) should be received regularly starting at 50; prior to 50 discuss with your PCP.

Regular checkups are important to be healthy. Remember to eat nutritious foods, be active, maintain a healthy weight, not smoke and drink alcohol in moderation (if at all).

Disease

Heart disease

Cholesterol

Blood pressure

Diabetes

Depression

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Prostate cancer

Testicular cancer

Colon cancer

Recommended screening age

All ages

20 and up, every five years

18 and up, every two years

45 and up, every three years

All ages

When sexually active, ask your PCP how often you should be screened

50 and up, yearly

As part of regular cancer screening

50 and up

Risk factors / symptoms

Family history, race, smoking, lack of exercise, overweight, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes

Family history, age, diet, overweight, lack of exercise, smoking

Family history, overweight, alcohol use, high salt intake

Family history, age, weight, diet

Anger

Being sexually active, unprotected sex, more than one sexual partner

Age, race, African American nationality, North American and Western European family history, diet

Family history, lump or swelling of the testicle

Age, previous colon cancer, history of polyps, history of bowel disease, diet, lack of exercise, overweight, smoking, heavy alcohol use

Additional information

At any age, talk to your PCP if you have questions or concerns.

At any age, talk to your PCP if you have questions or concerns.

Most PCPs will do this as part of a well-check.

At any age, talk to your PCP if you have questions or concerns.

Talk to your PCP  for behavioral health issues.  You can also see a behavioral health provider. You do not need a referral if they are in our network.

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