Health Guide for 30-40 Year Olds

Health screenings or tests find diseases before symptoms appear and enable treatment before the condition gets out of hand. This is why it is so important for checkups and preventative care.

The following health guide is geared especially for those aged 30-40. The guidelines are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force but can be customized by your physician based on family history, prior medical history, increased risks or exposures and any symptoms.

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FREQUENCY MEDICAL CONDITION HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Blood Pressure Measurement
Annually if BP is
120-139/80-89Every 2 years if
BP is lower than 120/80 (considered normal)
Rule out:
• Hypertension (high)
• Hypotension (low)
• Heart Disease
Internist
General Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner
Clinic
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STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease)

Annually if active sexually with more than one partner

Rule out:
• Syphilis
• Chlamydia
• Herpes
• HPV/genital warts
• Gonorrhea

Gynecologist
Internist
General Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner
Family Planning Clinic

Urinalysis

Every 3 years

Rule out:
• Diabetes
• Urinary tract problem

General Practitioner
Internist
Nurse Practitioner
Gynecologist

Rectal Exam

Annually if symptomatic or

At time of physical exam

Rule out:
• Hemorrhoids
• Fissures
• Rectocele
• Obstructions
• Anal warts
• Prostate size (for males)

General Practitioner
Internist
Nurse Practitioner
Gynecologist
Gastroenterologist

Skin Check

Monthly self-exam

Rule out:
• Changes to moles
• Lesions
• Growths

General Practitioner
Internist
Nurse Practitioner
Dermatologist

Weight

Weekly self-exam

Wild fluctuations or unexpected changes can suggest:
• Thyroid dysfunction
• Eating disorders
• Stress/Anxiety
• Reaction to Medication
• Response to exercise
plan

General Practitioner
Internist
Nurse Practitioner
Endocrinologist

Breast Exam

Monthly self-exam

Done by health provider every 3 years

Rule out:
• Inflammation
• Cysts
• Growths
• Nipple discharge

Gynecologist
General Practitioner
Internist
Nurse Practitioner

Pap Smear

Annually
for sexually active woman or 3 years after onset of sexual activity

Every 2 years if not sexually active

Pap test with HPV together every 5 years

Rule out:
• Cervicitis
• HPV
• Cervical Cancer

Gynecologist
General Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner

Pelvic Exam

Every 2 years

Rule out:
• Ovarian cysts
• Inflammation
• Cervicitis
• Uterine enlargement
• STDs

Gynecologist

Eye Exam

Every 2 years

Rule out:
• Glaucoma
• Myopia
• Diabetic eye disease
• Eye infection
• Inflammation
• Injury
• Optic neuritis

Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
General Practitioner
Internist

Blood Test – Cholesterol Panel

Once. Starting at age 35, cholesterol test annually.

Sign of higher risk for heart disease

Laboratory
Ordered by:
Internist
General Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner
Gynecologist

Blood Test – Glucose/Diabetic Screen

Once (more often if family history of diabetes, heart or kidney problems or abnormal sugar level) if BP is more than 135/80 or taking medicine for high blood pressure

Diabetes

Laboratory
Ordered by:
Internist
General Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner
Gynecologist

Blood Test – CBC (Complete Blood Count)

Once if asymptomatic

Anemia

Laboratory
Ordered by:
Internist
General Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner
Gynecologist

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

Once if you: *Injected drugs
*Had a blood transfusion prior to 1992

Hepatitis

General Practitioner
Internist
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Clinic
Nurse Practitioner

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