Medical Care Per Decade

October 19
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What are the types of medical care does someone need each decade? I.e. what should I start doing to live a healthier life in my 30's, 40's, and 50's as a male?

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saturn avatar

There are four categories of medical care. You don’t necessarily need these other medical care each decade. It only depends on your health. The four categories of medical care are Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary.

If you are healthy and normal, you will find yourself seeking for Primary Care like when you have symptoms of flu or other infections or if you have a sore muscles or a skin rash or even if you just want to have a general checkup. The Secondary Care is when you need a specialist for a specific system of your body like a Cardiologist (Heart) or a particular disease like the Oncologist (Cancer). The Tertiary Care and Hospitalization require a high level of special care like Dialysis or Surgeries. The last one which is the Quaternary Care is an extension of the Tertiary Care because it is more specialized.

Yes, the diet we need depends on our age. The protein and fat we consume when we are at our 30s, should be lesser when we are on our 50s. Same with our exercise. You can just read this article of Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle and Body Weight to learn more.

Lifeisgood avatar

The types of medical care that someone may need can vary depending on their individual health needs and risk factors, but here are some general recommendations for each decade:


In Your 20s:


Routine check-ups and screenings (e.g., blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI)

Vaccinations (e.g., flu, HPV)

Sexual health check-ups and testing

Skin cancer screening

Mental health check-ins and counseling

In Your 30s:


All the same routine check-ups and screenings as in your 20s

Eye exams

Family planning and fertility counseling

Cardiovascular disease risk assessment

Baseline mammogram for women

In Your 40s:


All the same routine check-ups and screenings as in your 30s

Regular colon cancer screening

Bone density test for women

Blood sugar and diabetes screening

Prostate cancer screening for men

In Your 50s and Beyond:


All the same routine check-ups and screenings as in your 40s

Regular colon cancer screening

Osteoporosis screening for women

Vision and hearing exams

Breast cancer screening for women

Regular check-ins with a primary care physician or geriatrician

It's important to note that these are general guidelines, and individual medical needs can vary depending on personal health history and risk factors. It's always best to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the appropriate medical care for your individual needs.

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