We often only go to the doctor when we’re not feeling well, but preventative health screenings are one of the best ways to avoid a long and prolonged battle with a life-disrupting condition. In today’s post, the experts from Men’s Vitality Center will provide you with information about three health screenings that should be a priority in your life. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, then get in touch with our men’s health clinic at 520-399-6574 .

Prostate Exam

As we noted in our previous post, it’s incredibly important to maintain your prostate health as you age. Most men will need to schedule a prostate screening at age 55, but men classified as high-risk will need to schedule them earlier. High-risk groups include:

  • Men with a family history of prostate cancer
  • African-American men
  • Men with Scandinavian genes

Each patient’s needs are different, and our physicians will help you determine an appropriate screening schedule.

Blood Pressure Screening 

High blood pressure affects one in three Americans, or about 65 million people in total. Blood pressure is measured using two numbers, systolic and diastolic. These numbers are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg), and your blood pressure is expressed by the systolic number over the diastolic number. For example, healthy blood pressure is classified as 120/80 mmHg, while hypertension is classified as anywhere from 130/80 to 139/89.

High blood pressure is often caused by lifestyle factors, but genetics also play a crucial role. Men with diabetes, heart disease, those who are overweight and obese, and smokers may need to schedule blood pressure exams regularly.

Testosterone Level Check

Testosterone levels decline naturally as men age, but some men may experience embarrassing and life-interrupting symptoms caused by lower-than-normal testosterone levels. The most common symptoms caused by low testosterone include:

  • Unusual feelings of depression, anxiety, and irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Decreased motivation
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Decreased muscle mass and loss of strength
  • Sudden and unexplained weight gain
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Low libido

Testosterone levels can only be accurately measured through a blood test, and the test is typically performed in the morning when testosterone levels are at their peak. Our men’s health clinic provides testosterone replacement therapy in Tucson that can help you raise your testosterone levels and alleviate your symptoms. Unlike other testosterone replacement therapies, we utilize state-of-the-art testosterone injections to ensure that our patients are receiving the most effective and consistent treatments available. Most of the men who come to our men’s health clinic see an improvement in their symptoms within 21 days of beginning treatment, though some improvements may take place within the first seven to fourteen days.

We hope that this post will help you to stay healthy and feeling great throughout the next several years. Whether you need testosterone replacement therapy or a preventative health screening, our men’s health clinic in Tucson is here to help you preserve your health. Get in touch with us using the contact form at the bottom of this page, or give us a call at 520-399-6574 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon.