While certain diseases like diabetes and cancer can affect anyone, there are certain illnesses that men are more susceptible to. For this reason, coming in for regular physical examinations is essential. The doctors at Montes Medical Group make every effort to ensure that the men in their care are properly supported. During a men’s health consultation at one of our Los Angeles locations, we will take the time to review your medical history, habits and identify potential problem areas that could pose a problem further down the line.
Why Are Men’s Health Exams Important?
Men’s health exams are essential for identifying and treating potential health concerns before they arise. Many conditions such as prostate cancer can show no symptoms at the onset. By the time you experience serious complications, treatment may be much more difficult. By scheduling regular doctor’s appointments with our team at Montes Medical Group, we can run diagnostic testing and help detect signs of medical issues before they become serious.
What Is Included in an Exam?
Any physical includes measuring height and weight, and checking vital signs like temperature, blood pressure, breathing rate, and heart rate, then doing a thorough physical examination. A man’s annual checkup will also involve the following exams unique to males:
- Hernia exam: There are many different types of hernias, but because the lower abdominal wall in males is prone to weakness, doctors will check the area to evaluate the risk of the bladder or intestines bulging through. This usually entails checking the scrotum while the male coughs.
- Prostate exam: In order to check for an enlarged prostate, which could indicate a number of issues, the doctor will typically perform a quick rectal exam to gauge its size.
Can Men Benefit From Preventative Care?
Preventative care is beneficial for everyone, regardless of their age or gender. Testing and treatment prior to the development of major diseases can go a long way in ensuring that you live a happy and comfortable life. At Montes Medical Group, our providers work to establish a relationship with each patient. That way, we can deliver comprehensive, personalized care that can keep people healthy for the long haul.
What Are Some Common Men’s Health Issues?
Erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer are among the most common issues that men can experience. In fact, it is estimated that one out of every six men may develop prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Along with this, men are at particular risk of developing heart problems and Type 2 diabetes. Whether you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms or simply want to get a general overview of your health, our medical team can help.
Schedule Men’s Health Exams in the greater Los Angeles area
Whether you are experiencing symptoms or not, coming in for a physical exam can be a great step in identifying and treating potential health problems. Our providers at Montes Medical Group work closely with patients to address their concerns and give them the care they deserve. To get started and schedule your appointment, find the location nearest you and use the patient portal link below. We also offer virtual consultations.