Men's Health | Bon Secours

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Men’s Health Issues

Bon Secours for Men is committed to vigorous health for men. We specialize in maintaining your good health and also in treating health issues common to men.

Stay on top of your health by following the these guidelines for checkups and screenings.

Age 20-39

  • Physical Exam: Review overall health status, perform a thorough physical exam and discuss health related topics. Recommended every three years.
  • Blood Tests & Urinalysis: Screens for various illnesses and diseases (such as cholesterol, diabetes, kidney or thyroid dysfunction) before symptoms occur. Recommended every three years.
  • EKG: Electrocardiogram screens for heart abnormalities. Baseline test recommended at 30.

Age 40-49

  • Physical Exam: Review overall health status, perform a thorough physical exam and discuss health related topics. Recommended every two years.
  • Blood Tests & Urinalysis¬†: Screens for various illnesses and diseases (such as cholesterol, diabetes, kidney or thyroid dysfunction) before symptoms occur. Recommended every two years.
  • EKG: Electrocardiogram screens for heart abnormalities. Recommended every four years.
  • Chest X-ray: Should be considered in smokers over the age of 45. The usefulness of this test on a yearly basis is debatable due to poor cure rates of lung cancer.

Age 50+

  • Physical Exam: Review overall health status, perform a thorough physical exam and discuss health related topics. Recommended every year.
  • Blood Tests & Urinalysis¬†: Screens for various illnesses and diseases (such as cholesterol, diabetes, kidney or thyroid dysfunction) before symptoms occur. Recommended every year.
  • EKG: Electrocardiogram screens for heart abnormalities. Recommended every three years.
  • Hemoccult: Screens the stool for microscopic amounts of blood that can be the first sign of polyps or colon cancer. Recommended every year
  • Colorectal Health: A flexible scope examines the rectum, sigmoid and descending colon for cancer at its earliest and treatable stages. It also detects polyps, what are benign growths that can progress to cancer if not found early. Recommended every 3-10 years
  • Chest X-Ray: Should be considered in smokers over the age of 45. The usefulness of this test on a yearly basis is debatable due to poor cure rates of lung cancer.
  • Bone Health: Bone mineral density test. Testing is best done under the supervision of your healthcare provider.
  • Rectal Exam: Screens for hemorrhoids, lower rectal problems, colon and prostate cancer. Recommended every year

At Any Age

  • Blood Pressure: High blood pressure (Hypertension) has no symptoms, but can cause permanent damage to body organs.Yearly screenings recommended.
  • Tetanus Booster; TDAP: Prevents lockjaw. Every 10 years.
  • Self-Exams:
    • Testicle: To find lumps in their earliest stages.
    • Skin: To look for signs of changing moles, freckles or early skin cancer.
    • Oral: To looks for signs of cancerous lesions in the mouth.
    • Breast: To find abnormal lumps in their earliest stages.
  • Testosterone Screening: Low testosterone symptoms include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue and depression. Initial screening for symptoms with a questionnaire followed by a simple blood test.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDS): Sexually active adults who consider themselves at risk for STDs should be screened for syphilis, chlamydia and other STDs.