Men have their own health concerns, and staying well means addressing those concerns with appropriate health care. At many stages in life, men and women have different risk levels for the same health concerns. Men, for example, are more likely than women to suffer from chronic and acute health problems like:
High blood pressure
Chronic lower respiratory disease
Men are also more likely than women to experience a stroke, heart attack, or injury from an accident.Other issues, such as erectile dysfunction and prostate problems, are unique to men.
At men’s health appointments, your Jupiter Gardens physician monitors your overall mental, physical, and sexual wellness and addresses any of your specific health concerns.
At the visit, the team checks your:
Ears, eyes, and throat
The practice also checks the health of your reproductive organs by checking your testicles for tenderness, lumps, and changes in size.High cholesterol can cause heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. If you’re 35 or older, it’s important that you have your cholesterol levels tested regularly so that you can prevent such health problems.
Most men should begin receiving regular prostate cancer screenings by the age of 50. Those with a family history of prostate cancer may be advised to start them as early as age 40.
If you’re between the ages of 65 and 75, and you’re a smoker, or even if you used to smoke, the practice might perform this one-time ultrasound screening test.
After finishing your screenings, the team makes sure you’re up-to-date on your vaccinations. Finally, the team discusses any lifestyle changes that will help you get healthy and stay healthy, and then they go over any medications.
Making a few simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference in getting you healthy. These include:
Having just one alcoholic drink a day if you’re under 65, or one per day if you’re over 65
Eating fruits, vegetables, fiber, and lean meats
Avoiding trans fats, saturated fats, added sugars, and added sodium