Men's health is not something to be placed on the back burner. A healthy lifestyle often requires a close watch on one's health. This is not unique to women. In our Rexburg clinic, we have extremely experienced practitioners who are ready and willing to help men in their pursuit of a healthy life. At Vista Healthcare, we will work with you come up with an individualized plan to help with any needs you have related to men's health. Below we have listed common men's health services that we provide.
Men's wellness Exams
Men's health exams are extremely beneficial. There are many purposes behind a regular check up for men.
Although, men's wellness exams happen regularly, they are not always going to be exactly the same. Something that is in most men's wellness exams is the opportunity to share any health concerns you may have with your doctor or medical practitioner.
Other common thing that come up are allergy needs, blood pressure, medical history, and current illnesses. Although, all of these things help our patients stay healthier, it is not the time to wait for any immediate health concerns. If you have any immediate health concerns you can call and set up an appointment.
Rachelle Jones, FNP-C, wants men's wellness exams to be beneficial to all her patients. She believes that listening to people's concerns can help reduce stress. Addressing any areas of concern now can help prevent problems in the future. Take the time to visit her in Rexburg the next time you need a men's wellness exam.
Youth sports physical
Your youth's health is a priority for us. Sports physicals can be hard at times to fit into a teenagers busy life but they are especially important for a youth when required by organizations. We at Vista Healthcare, are here to help make your child's life safer when they receive a youth sports physical.
We understand that children are often participating in many activities during the summer or while at school. It is wise to make sure to get your child gets checked before any extreme physical contact sports or trips that have the possibility of not having direct access to medical facilities.
In some cases, youth physicals can be required for participation in these kinds of sports or trips. Because we know how busy life can get for a youth, we try our best to make physicals as easy of a process as we can.
To help make things easier you can call our Rexburg office at 208-881-0902 to set up an appointment. We also except walk-in patients.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In 2017, the American Cancer Society believed that close to 161,360 people will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and that about 26,730 fatalities would occur. To vastly improve a 5-year survive rate, it is recommended that men have regular check ups and prostate exams. If prostate cancer is found before it spreads to other organs, there is a 99% 5-year survival rate.
In order to check for prostate cancer a trained doctor or medical professional will preform a digital rectal exam. This is a simple, few minute exam that most medical practitioners and doctors can preform. An essential part or a prostate exam is to share any potential symptoms you may have and to share family medical history with your practitioner or doctor.
Common symptoms can be but re not limited to:
- difficulty beginning and maintaining urination pressure
- bloody urine
- difficulty keeping an errection
- frequent urges to urinate, even while sleeping
- painful urination or ejaculation
Prostate cancer is not limited to these symptoms so if you have any questions speak with your doctor or practitioner. Regular prostate exams is one of the best ways to protect yourself from prostate caner. I you are in the Rexburg area and need to start regular exams, you can call our our office at 208-881-0902.
Men's wellness blood work
Men's wellness blood tests are one of the bigger tools in your practitioner's or doctor's tool belt. There are so many different things that can come from these tests. They can also help in finding answers to many different symptoms. It is important to get your blood work done regularly to help follow trends in your health.
There are many different blood tests that can be done but we have listed a few of the most common tests for men's health that your doctor or practitioner can use.
A PSA test is a most often used to help find prostate cancer. It uses a blood test to determine your PSA levels and trends in those levels. This test is most useful when it has been done multiple times to help see spikes in your test. It is also important to note that when this test is high, it doesn't definitely mean you have prostate cancer. A high test is just a good indicator of potential risks for prostate cancer.
A CBC test stands for Complete Blood Count and that is exactly what it means. A CBC test can help to detect things that are related to the blood stream. A CBC test will look at white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. This test can be a big help in diagnosing many different types symptoms. An annual CBC test is helpful in maintaining men's health.
Free and total Testosterone
A free and total testosterone test helps to detect two different types of testosterone. The first is a free testosterone. These hormones are free flowing testosterone in the blood stream that are not connected to any proteins. The second testosterone found in a testosterone test is one bound with a protein, they are called SHBG. Both of these types of testosterone help practitioners and doctors find ways to help men with different types of sexual dysfunctions. They can also help figure out how to treat fatigue, depression, hair loss, muscle mass loss, and weakening bones.
This test is used to measure your thyroid levels. By doing this, practitioners and doctors can help to screen for thyroid disease and see how your body is reaction to treatments for this disease. Along with that, the test can help diagnose Graves Disease.
After the age of 50 it begins to be even more important to have regular men's health check-ups. Men who are 50 and above have a higher risk for many preventable cancers and diseases. The key to preventing or treating any of these things is early and regular screening.
After the age of 50 it is important to get annual colonoscopies. These test help doctors and practitioners to find colon cancer. It can also help them treat symptoms like:
- Long term, unexplained abdominal pain
- Anemia (low red blood cells)
- Blood in the stool
- Change in bowel habits
- Unexplained weight loss
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms than you may want to see your local doctor or practitioner. If you are in the Rexburg area, you can call our clinic and set up an appointment with one of our fantastic practitioners at 208-881-0902.