Scheduling regular physicals with your men’s health provider is an easy task to put off. You can set the intention to do it tomorrow, the next day, or even next week, but next week often turns into next month, and before you know it, it’s been a few years since your last physical. You might not even remember when your last physical was! In this blog, we’ll explain a few key points about physicals and why they’re important for you. Men’s Vitality Clinic in Tucson is your number one resource for men’s physical exams and low testosterone replacement therapies. Contact our office to schedule a physical exam today!
Regular physical exams are one of the best preventative care initiatives a man can take. Scheduling regular physical exams with a men’s health professional will allow you to review any medications you’re currently taking with your doctor, which can help prevent you from taking medications longer than you need to. Regularly scheduled physical exams also give you the opportunity to address any problems with your body before they get worse.
Be sure to ask about any screenings or tests that might be necessary based on your age, lifestyle, or other attributes. Prostate exams are vital for men over the age of 50, and regular testicular exams for men between the ages of 15 and 35 are incredibly important.
Do you have a history of illness or disease in your family? It’s important to share any and all information about illnesses that run in your family either before or after a physical; the more information your doctor has, the better. Sharing information about your family’s lifestyle can also be helpful information for your doctor. For example, your doctor can help you with your dietary choices as well as help you develop an individualized weight loss plan if you have a history of obesity in your family. Knowing your family history can also help your doctor make individualized recommendations for annual screenings based on your risk factors and symptom management.
Discuss Your Goals
Are you thinking about setting a goal to clean up your diet, quit smoking, or lose weight in 2018? Discuss any and all health plans you’re considering with your doctor before you begin. Discussing your health goals with your doctor during a physical exam can help you track your progress, and regular check-ins with your doctor might even help you stick to your goals.
Honesty is the Best Policy
It’s extremely important for your doctor to have accurate and information about you and your lifestyle. Always try to be as open and honest with your doctor as you can, even if discussing a certain issue makes you nervous or uncomfortable. If you don’t feel comfortable talking with your doctor about something in-person, try writing out a list to bring with you or try sending them an email either before or after your visit.
Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson is proud to offer physical exams for sports, work, the DOT, and regular preventative care. We’ve helped hundreds of men regain and retain their health. Schedule a men’s physical with a member of our professional and caring staff today!