Men's health in your 30s

Your 30s are a busy time. Perhaps you are establishing yourself at work, or starting a family. A quick checkup with a GP will cover a few essentials to ensure you keep feeling energetic and on top of your game.

If you don't already have one, now is the perfect time to find a GP you feel comfortable talking to. 

An annual visit to your GP is a great idea - use your birthday as a reminder.

Talk to your GP about:

Your family's medical history

Type 2 diabetes risk

Weight and waist measurement

Blood pressure

Examining your testicles for lumps and bumps

Sexually transmitted diseases

Your skin cancer risk - get those moles checked out

Your blood cholesterol and glucose

Any depression, anxiety or stress concerns

be aware of

testicular cancer

All men in their 30s should be aware of testicular cancer and the normal look and feel of their testicles.

Regular self-examination will alert you to any changes in terms of lumps, bumps or size changes.

Any pain or change in your testicle(s) should be followed up immediately with your GP.