Men’s Health

Men’s health is not just a man’s issue, men’s health impacts wives, mothers, daughters and sisters.

Reach out to the man in your life.  Have him take action!

Did you know?

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men in the United States (source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
  • Prostate cancer affects as many men as breast cancer does women
  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men 15 to 35 years old
  • Sleep apnea is common in men aged 40 and older and may increase risk of dying early
  • Men die an average six years younger than women
  • Men visit physician’s 50% less than women for a prevention visit

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Looking for a new healthcare connection where, health and harmony work together to achieve wellness. Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic offers strategies to young and old  for a healthy life and more!

A yearly physical exam is important because some major health issues display no symptoms at all, and can go undetected for months or years. Medical care is essential at every age. Listed below is a rough guide for consideration:

  • Age 20, an annual testicular and hernia exam
  • Age 35, a check of your thyroid might be in order
  • Age 40 annual cholesterol level lab tests
  • Age 50 sign up for your first colonoscopy and your first prostate blood test

Perry Memorial Hospital offers a variety of FREE or discount screenings to detect many health conditions.

  • Free Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar offered second Tuesday of each month in the East main lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Health Screening:

  • Chemistry Profile:  evaluates state of physical well-being *
  • Lipid Profile:  Evaluates the risk of developing cardiovascular disease *
  • Thyroid-TSH: Evaluates thyroid function and disorder
  •  A1C: Diabetes maintenance screening for three month average
  •  Hemogram: Evaluate anemia and looks for infection

*Requires 12-hour fasting.  Self-Pay Service, No provider order needed for tests. Must provide a physician’s name and address to receive test results.

Vascular Screening:

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease: Evaluates the blood flow in the lower extremities
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm evaluates the aorta condition as it passes the abdomen wall

*Self-Pay Service, No Provider order needed for test; one must identify physicians name to receive test results.

Prostate Screening:

Signs of prostate cancer are first detected by a doctor during a routine check-up. Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) concentration in the blood, it is the primary method of testing for prostate cancer.

Free prostate screenings for men 40 (with family history of prostate cancer) and 50 and above not under the care of an urologist.  A PSA blood test is available for additional fee.

Testicular Cancer:

One of the most common cancers in men 15 to 35 years.

 

 

 

 


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