(HealthNewsDigest.com) – While women are used to yearly health exams, men are not as keen on them. So ladies, if your man is 40 or older, it may be up to you to get him to the doctor for these simple tests that could easily save his life.
1. Urinalysis—an array of tests performed on urine to check for infection, excess glucose (which may indicate diabetes), red blood cells (which may indicate tumors, polyps, or stones), or protein (which may indicate underlying kidney disease)
2. Digital rectal exam—a physical examination of the prostate utilizing the physician’s finger to check for abnormalities
3. PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test—a blood test that, although controversial, is a very important screening tool for the early diagnosis of organ-confined and curable prostate cancer
“These tests are essential to keeping men healthy—both physically and sexually,” says Dr. Dudley Danoff, noted board-certified urologist, author of Penis Power: The Ultimate Guide to Men’s Sexual Health (Del Monaco Press, 2011), and frequent guest on The Doctors TV show.