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Men's Health

AFM Healthcare -  - Family Medicine

AFM Healthcare

Family Medicine located in Winter Park, Oviedo, FL

Men have their own health concerns, and staying well means addressing those concerns with appropriate health care. For the most comprehensive, expert care available, book a men’s health visit with AFM Healthcare, with locations in Winter Park and Oviedo, Florida. AFM Healthcare offers high-quality, patient-centered, affordable health care to every man who walks through the door. To get started, call the practice, or fill out the convenient online booking tool today.

Men's Health Q & A

Why are men’s health visits important?

At many stages in life, men and women have different risk levels for the same health concerns. Men, for example, are more likely than women to suffer from chronic and acute health problems like:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic lower respiratory disease

Men are also more likely than women to experience a stroke, heart attack, or injury from an accident. 

Other issues, such as erectile dysfunction and prostate problems, are unique to men.

By visiting AFM Healthcare just once a year for a men’s health checkup, even when you feel healthy, you can significantly reduce your risk of injury and illness.

What happens during a men’s health appointment?

At men’s health appointments, your AFM Healthcare physician monitors your overall mental, physical, and sexual wellness and addresses any of your specific health concerns. 

At the visit, the team checks your:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Ears, eyes, and throat
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure

The practice also checks the health of your reproductive organs by checking your testicles for tenderness, lumps, and changes in size.

Depending on your age, AFM Healthcare may follow this with additional tests, such as:

Cholesterol checks

High cholesterol can cause heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. If you’re 35 or older, it’s important that you have your cholesterol levels tested regularly so that you can prevent such health problems. 

If you have a family history or personal history of diabetes or heart disease, the practice may recommend that you begin cholesterol testing as young as age 20.

Prostate cancer screening

Most men should begin receiving regular prostate cancer screenings by the age of 50. Those with a family history of prostate cancer may be advised to start them as early as age 40. 

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

If you’re between the ages of 65 and 75, and you’re a smoker, or even if you used to smoke, the practice might perform this one-time ultrasound screening test.

After finishing your screenings, the team makes sure you’re up-to-date on your vaccinations. Finally, the team discusses any lifestyle changes that will help you get healthy and stay healthy, and then they go over any medications.

How can men improve their health?

Making a few simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference in getting you healthy. These include:

  • Managing stress
  • Having just one alcoholic drink a day if you’re under 65, or one per day if you’re over 65
  • Eating fruits, vegetables, fiber, and lean meats
  • Avoiding trans fats, saturated fats, added sugars, and added sodium
  • Engage in physical activity

You can also care for your health by not smoking.

Has it been a while since you’ve had a men’s health checkup? Don’t wait around until something goes wrong. Instead, schedule an appointment with AFM Healthcare online or over the phone today.