Participating in preventive men’s health appointments is one of the easiest and most effective ways to catch serious health problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, early on when they’re easiest to treat. At his practice in El Centro, California, internal medicine physician Prabhdeep Singh, MD, FACP, proudly offers a full suite of men’s health offerings, including annual physicals and hormonal management. To request your men’s health appointment today, call the office or click the online scheduling tool.
Men’s health is a branch of medicine focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing common illnesses in men.
Men and women experience many of the same health problems, but men are much more likely to ignore unusual symptoms and avoid preventive health care.
Scheduling an annual men’s physical with Dr. Singh is one of the easiest ways to preserve your health. It also presents an opportunity to ask questions and to build a relationship with Dr. Singh.
At Prabhdeep Singh, MD, men can access a variety of gender-specific health services, including:
An annual physical is a comprehensive exam used to check on your overall health and well-being. During this type of appointment, Dr. Singh conducts a physical, reviews your medical history, and orders a series of laboratory tests. He might also update your immunizations and ask you a series of questions about your lifestyle.
After the age of 30, a man’s testosterone production drops by about 1% each year. Over time, low testosterone can negatively impact your quality of life, triggering symptoms such as irritability, fatigue, and erectile dysfunction. Hormonal management can get your hormones back to normal levels and help you feel better.
The prostate is a small, walnut-sized gland responsible for producing seminal fluid. Middle-aged men are at an increased risk of benign prostate enlargement, prostate cancer, and other urological problems. Prostate screenings can alert you to serious problems early on.
Dr. Singh also recommends that men 50 and older participate in colorectal cancer screenings. A colonoscopy is a preventive measure used to look for growths or polyps in your colon.
No two men’s health treatment plans are exactly alike. However, there are steps you can take to lower your risk of common health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
Dr. Singh recommends eating a healthy, balanced diet that contains fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of sleep.
You should also quit bad habits, such as smoking and recreational drug use. Drinking alcohol on occasion is OK, but you should consume no more than two alcoholic beverages a day.
To request your men’s health appointment at Prabhdeep Singh, MD today, call the office or click the online scheduling tool.