Milestone Medical Tests in Your 50s

You’re in your 50s. It’s the prime of your life –or it should be. Don’t let illness rob you of your health.

When you go for your annual physical, make sure your doctor performs or recommends these simple tests that may save your health –and your life –later. (Note that your doctor may recommend other tests based on your personal health profile.)

Stepping on the scales. This is the age when most people start gaining weight. Watch this weight gain carefully, and fight back with healthier eating and exercise. Being overweight puts you at high risk for getting a number of diseases –and studies show that weight loss can improve your odds.

Blood pressure. Untreated high blood pressure is an equal opportunity killer: It kills your heart, your brain, your eyes, and your kidneys. Don’t let hypertension sneak up on you. Get your blood pressure checked. It’s simple, it’s cheap, and it’s quick. Choose Digital Blood Pressure Monitor at our online store.

Looking for moles: Love your skin. Check your skin for any unusual spots or moles. Check with your doctor if you notice anything new or unusual. Have them check your skin regularly if you have had skin cancer.