Annual physical exams, along with preventative screenings, may help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, which could lead to other health concerns for men such as erectile dysfunction. Robert Vogt, MD, at The Family Practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado, provides quality preventative care to men of all ages to ensure you stay as healthy as possible. For questions about your health, call or book an appointment online today.
Men’s Health Q & A
What are the most common health concerns for men?
Some common health concerns for men include:
Hypertension, aka high blood pressure, happens when your blood puts excessive pressure on your artery walls. This a common issue for many men as they age, and you may also have a higher risk for hypertension if you’re obese, eat a high-salt diet, or drink excessively. If hypertension isn’t treated, you could develop heart problems, stroke, or other serious medical issues.
Cardiac and cardiovascular issues
Cardiac (heart) and cardiovascular (heart and vascular system) disease are quite common concerns for men today. In fact, one in three men has some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association. Cardiac and cardiovascular problems can be serious or even deadly, but with the right preventive care, they can often be avoided.
Prostate problems, including both enlarged prostate and prostate cancer, are common in men, and occur very frequently in elderly patients. If untreated, prostate cancer can be deadly. However, treatment success rates are quite high because prostate cancer very rarely spreads to other areas. The key is detecting it early through regular prostate screenings.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, as many as 52% of men experience erectile dysfunction with roughly 40% of men experiencing it by age 40 and almost 70% by age 70. If you’re having problems achieving or maintaining an erection, Dr. Vogt can formulate a diagnosis and effective treatment plan.
Dr. Vogt offers a comprehensive preventive care program that includes the concerns above, along with diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, and other major health issues.
What does preventive wellness include?
Dr. Vogt customizes preventive wellness for your individual needs. This can include:
- Cardiac risk assessment
- Prostate cancer screenings and preventive prostate medicine
- Stress test
- Lipid profile and other blood tests
Your preventive wellness plan can help you avoid serious or life-threatening illnesses, so it’s worth the time and effort.
How often do I need a men’s wellness exam?
It depends on your age, your overall health, and other factors specific to you. Most men need to have a men’s wellness exam every year. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says that many men regularly skip their routine physical exams. Don’t take chances with your health: have your men’s health exam on schedule.
Call The Family Practice today or schedule your appointment online for help with men’s health.