Why do I need a men’s physical?
You may have a number of questions about what happens at a yearly check-up including a men’s physical exam. We’ll try to answer the most frequently asked questions below, but you should also feel free to ask us any further questions you may have.
Why Do I Need a Physical?
A men’s physical is important even if you do not have symptoms of any type of illness. Preventative medicine is the key to good health, and with a men’s physical, we can detect whether you are at risk for various conditions and work with you to take steps to remain healthy. A physical also gives us a baseline to work from in the future. If you are healthy, it will tell us what is normal for you if your health changes.
What Kind of Paperwork Do I Need to Fill Out?
Getting your medical history as well as some family medical history, if possible, is important. This gives us a better sense of what to look for and lets us know what conditions you might be at risk for. At Low T Center, we’ll have you fill out a health questionnaire, which leads to an overall score we call your Vitality Score. This helps us to quantify small improvements or declines in your overall health over time.
What Does Having My Vitals Checked Mean?
Checking your vitals is a simple but important element of a man’s physical. This includes your , your heart rate, your temperature and your breathing. High can be a serious condition, and a fast or slow heart rate or other deviations in your vital signs can be important clues to other health conditions.
Why Do I Need a Blood Test?
Bloodwork can help us determine whether you have a number of different conditions, including a hormone deficiency, diabetes, liver problems and more.
What Is a Lipid Panel?
We use a lipid panel to determine your overall cholesterol levels and your percentage of “good” and “bad” cholesterol. There are no symptoms associated with high cholesterol, but it can lead to serious issues. Medication and lifestyle changes can help keep your cholesterol levels under control.
What Happens If I Am Diagnosed With Something?
If we find out that you have sleep apnea, low testosterone, high , high cholesterol, diabetes, or any other condition that we treat at Low T Center, we can help. We’ll create a personalized treatment plan in consultation with you that takes your health needs and goals into account. We offer treatment that fits into your busy lifestyle and is convenient and affordable.
At Low T Center, our focus is on preventing or reversing poor health and taking steps to manage any conditions that you do have if they cannot be cured. We want to help you feel your best. Book an appointment online with us today to get a full men’s physical exam.