It's hard for any person to confront their health but when an El Paso dude turns 30, these are the things he needs to check out.

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This year I turned 33, and I noticed that reading a menu at a restaurant seemed a little bit harder as the words were kind of fuzzy.

After doing some research I learned that around 30 years old is the age people's eyes begin to change and for people who previously did not need glasses, there's a possibility they definitely do now.

Here's a list of all the things guys, especially EL PASO guys, should probably check out once they turn 30.


1. Eyesight

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According to NVision Centers, "As you age, your eyes can change. If you need a corrective lens for astigmatism (irregularly shaped corneas), hyperopia (farsightedness), or myopia (nearsightedness), your prescription can change, and you may need a stronger lens to clear your vision. It is completely normal for prescription needs to change with age.

The lens of your eye also hardens with age, which can lead to age-related farsightedness, called presbyopia. As the lens becomes more rigid, focusing on the retina directly is more difficult. This leads to blurred vision and trouble seeing things clearly close up. Muscles that support the lens also relax with age, contributing to visual errors.

Presbyopia is a condition that typically occurs around age 40 or later, but you can develop the condition any time after age 35, the National Eye Institute (NEI) publishes. With presbyopia, even if you had 20/20 vision before, you may now need readers to see things like menus, read small text, or see things clearly up close."


2. Prostate

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About colon cancer, WebMD says, "In the U.S., the average 5-year survival rate for prostate cancer is between 95% and 100% for men ages 40-80.

For younger men, the 5-year survival rate is lower. For men ages 25-34, it’s 80%. For men ages 20-29, it’s 50%. For men ages 15-25, it’s 30%."


3. Colon

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Chadwick Boseman died of colorectal cancer at the age of 34. If you're in your 30s maybe getting colonoscopy cancer screening is appropriate.


4. Cholesterol

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According to Baptist Hospital Health, "While high cholesterol can lead to heart disease, the elevated level itself does not cause any symptoms. Consequently, it is important that adults 20 years of age and older have their cholesterol checked every five years. It should be noted that while people tend to associate high cholesterol with being overweight or obese, even individuals who are at or below their ideal weight can have high cholesterol."


5. Blood pressure

 

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Houston Methodist says about high blood pressure, "

You're young, you're healthy — so does it actually matter that your doctor is concerned about your blood pressure?

Even if you're a young adult, you aren't too young to be affected by high blood pressure. In fact, almost half of adults over the age of 20 have elevated or high blood pressure — even if they appear healthy. High blood pressure doesn't cause obvious symptoms, but that doesn't mean it should be ignored.

"While it might not feel like it, high blood pressure quietly damages your body over time — increasing your risk of developing serious medical conditions," says Dr. Nasir, Chief of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness at Houston Methodist. "It's why we call high blood pressure the silent killer."

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