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As you age, you can improve your health by making regular visits to your doctor. Our experts can help you manage chronic disease and answer your questions. Recommended preventive care includes: Physical exam, including height weight, and BMI Blood pressure check: every two years if blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg; every year if 120–139/80–89 mm Hg
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Influenza: every year
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap): Tdap once, then Td every 10 years
Varicella (chickenpox): two doses if you’ve not had it before and are not immune to chickenpox Shingles: one dose for ages 60 and older
Breast cancer screening: mammogram every one to two years
Cholesterol and triglyceride: every five years Colon cancer screening: beginning at age 50 (earlier if you’re at high risk)
Two common types of chronic disease you may encounter as you age are diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects nearly 17 million Americans. The good news is that many cases of adult-onset, type 2 diabetes are preventable. Although you can’t cure it, you can successfully control the disease with medication, diet and exercise.
Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. The American Heart Association "Simple 7" tips for avoiding cardiovascular disease include: not smoking, physical activity, healthy diet, body weight and control of cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.