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checking your blood pressure is a health check that men can do at home

There isn’t anything as important as your health, but if you neglect yourself and skip out on really simple checks that you can do at home, you never know what you might be missing.  It is highly advised that you understand what is normal for you, what things feel like - so that you know when something isn’t quite right. 

Here are a few health checks you can do at home to help keep yourself healthy.



You might not know, but skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer - and most of the time, it can be found from at-home checks. If you have moles, you can keep an eye on them so that you can see if there are any changes. When new moles appear, are crusty or bleeding - head to your doctor and describe the changes. 

For those who are quite pale, spend a lot of time outside in the sun, don’t apply sunscreen, or have a lot of moles - you are at a higher risk and need to check yourself regularly. 


Blood Sugar

You can buy at-home blood sugar measurement devices, which can help you track changes in your blood sugar. There are a couple of signs of diabetes that you should watch out for: 

  • Blurred vision and/or headaches
  • A dry mouth
  • Feeling hungry more often
  • Increased thirst 

You should head to the doctor if you notice any of these and have a high fasting blood glucose test. 



It is important that you check your testicles for lumps, bumps, or anything else unusual. When you perform this check regularly, you will be able to spot any changes quickly and ensure that you are booked for a testicular ultrasound scan as soon as possible. 

The best way to check is after a warm shower or bath, and use your finger and thumb to pad around the scrotum. 


Breast Health

Men still have breast tissue, and breast cancer can and does happen in men too. Using the fingers of your dominant hand, gently make circular motions around the breast, from the nipple outwards. Make sure that you go up into the armpit too. 

You can also check the texture of the breast and look for puckering, redness, or dimples. 


Blood Pressure Checks

At-home blood pressure devices can help you keep track of your overall health - and they can be one of the first things to alert you to any bigger issues. High blood pressure can lead to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, and more. 

So regularly checking will mean if it is getting higher or has spikes, you can consult your doctor quickly. 

The more you know the normal for your body, the more likely you are to be able to notice when something isn’t going well or when something doesn’t feel right. Here are five more ways that you can keep on top of your health: Health Tips for Dads Over 30: How to Stay Healthy and Fit For Your Family

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

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