Sexual & General Health

Health MOT


We all should have a Health MOT; this year why not get a proper diagnosis of all those mystery aches and pains that we all seem to get from time to time? Here's your guide to the tests you must take this year.

If you are in your 30's ...


Frequency Yearly, over a quarter of people who have diabetes haven't been diagnosed.


Frequency Every Five Years, A third of people in the UK living with HIV have no idea that they are infected.

Testicular Cancer

Frequency Monthly, This type of cancer is the most common in men between 20 and 39.

Heart Attack (I)

Frequency Every Five Years, 50% of heart attacks occur in people with normal LDL cholesterol.

Body Mass Index

Frequency Every Three Years or whenever you gain weight, No surprise that 65% of adult men are overweight or obese.

Blood Pressure

Frequency Yearly, You can pick up a home blood pressure meter for about £20 from boots. A reading below 90/60 mmHg is considered low.

Tooth Decay

Frequency Twice Yearly, Gum disease is usually reversible if caught early.

If you are in your 40's ...


Frequency Once at 40, then as necessary depending on results, someone in the UK suffers a stroke every five minutes.

Prostate Cancer

Frequency Yearly, Two thirds of all prostate cancer cases are discovered in men 65 and older.

Skin Cancer

Frequency Annual self-examination, professional every five years, this is now the most common form of cancer in the UK.

Heart Attack (II)

Frequency Once at 40 and then every five years, see if you're at risk.


Frequency Once every two years, easily detected via a standard eye test.

If you are in your 50's ...

Colon Cancer

Frequency Once every five to ten years, or as necessary, over half of all men over 50 have never been screened for colon cancer. The survival rate is 93% if detected early enough.

Hearing Loss

Frequency Every three years, hearing loss usually sets in after the age of 60, but can be accelerated by reckless behaviour.

Mark Castle-Woodhams, March 2009