Mens Health

Men's Health

If you’d like to keep your body in tune then a full medical check-up is the solution

Meet with the doctor to discuss any of your concerns and to work out your risk factors
to ensure you keep in great health.

But perhaps you would like to see the doctor for a single reason. If so, book a standard appointment.

Some reasons men want to see the doctor.

  • Risk factors e.g. Cholesterol , family history e.g. bowel cancer, previous health issues
  • Diet and Weight
  • Heart risk assessment, blood pressure
  • Skin cancer check
  • Mental wellness
  • Male pattern hair loss
  • Blood sugar (diabetes)
  • Immunisation update
  • Prostate blood test
  • Quit smoking assistance
  • Your concerns

And if you want a comprehensive checkup then book 30- 45 mins and have the lot.

It does not have unnecessary expensive tests.

Blood tests are bulk billed.

You can do this straight after your doctor’s appointment
(remember to come fasted – water only for 10 hours prior)

or you can do it on another day at your nominated time.

 

Please note you can book your skin cancer check separately
with one of our specialising doctors – Dr Graeme Edwards, Dr Christopher Oh or Dr Stuart Emmerson.

References:
1.  Health screening in men aged 40 to 60

      www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007465.htm

2.  Mens health checks

      www.healthdirect.gov.au/mens-health

3.   Health checks at different life stages

       www.bupa.com.au/health-and-wellness/health-information/az-health-information/health-checks

 

If you’d like to keep your body in tune then a full medical check-up is the solution

Meet with the doctor to discuss any of your concerns and to work out your risk factors to ensure you keep in great health.

    Risk factors e.g. Cholesterol ,  family history, previous  
    health issues
    Diet and Weight
    Heart risk assessment, blood pressure
    Skin cancer check
    Blood sugar (diabetes)
    Immunisation update
    Prostate blood test
    Quit smoking assistance
    Your concerns

This is a comprehensive check-up. It does not have unnecessary expensive tests. Blood tests are bulk billed.

You can do this straight after your doctor’s appointment (remember to come fasted – water only for 10 hours prior) or you can do it on another day at your nominated time.

Book with the doctor for a 30 – 45 minute appointment for medical history taking, listening to any concerns/questions, ordering tests tailored to your needs. (Patients over 50 are recommended to have a 45 minute visit and patients under 50 may choose to have a 30 minute initial consult.)

Please note you can book your skin cancer check separately
with one of our specialising doctors – Dr Graeme Edwards and Dr Christopher Oh.

References:
1.  Health screening in men aged 40 to 60

      www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007465.htm

2.  Mens health checks

      www.healthdirect.gov.au/mens-health

3.   Health checks at different life stages

       www.bupa.com.au/health-and-wellness/health-information/az-health-information/health-checks

 

What are the common reasons to get tested ?

Most men will seek testing for prostate cancer for the following reasons:

    As part of a general check up – usually after 50 years of age
    Due to a recent experience with a relative or friend who has suffered from prostate cancer
    A family history of prostate cancer
    A recent onset of urinary symptoms
    Caught in its early stages whilst still confined to the prostate gland the problem can be cured.

Testing through a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test and / or  Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) and subsequent prostate biopsy is currently the best available way to detect the presence of cancer.

Your doctor will discuss your risk factors and the tests that would be of benefit.

More information can be found at:  www.prostate.org.au

Male pattern baldness is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition.

The typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline, which gradually recedes to form an “M” shape. The existing hair may become finer and shorter. The hair at the crown also begins to thin. Eventually the top of the hairline meets the thinned crown, leaving a horseshoe pattern of hair around the sides of the head.

Hair loss in patches, diffuse shedding of hair, breaking of hair shafts, or hair loss associated with redness, scaling, pain, or rapid progression could be caused by other conditions.

There are two main drugs used to treat male pattern baldness:

One is a solution that you apply directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles.

It slows hair loss for many men, and some men grow new hair. The previous degree of hair loss returns when you stop applying the solution.

Another is a prescription pill that inhibits the production of the male hormone. You are more likely to have slower hair loss than actual new hair growth. The previous degree of hair loss returns when you stop taking the drug.

Source: www.drugs.com/male-pattern-baldness.html