Regular check-ups and screenings are important steps that protect your long-term health, even if you’re a male. Don’t push aside your men’s health needs to work or family obligations. Make an appointment at HAPPI Health. Angelique Andrews, MD, assists men in Huntsville, Alabama, in achieving and maintaining optimal health with physical exams, vaccinations, oral risk assessments, and pharmacy services. Call today to set up a men’s health appointment or book your visit online.
Men are often guilty of not heading to the doctor until they have health symptoms that are unbearable. At this point, complications may have arisen and their condition is harder to treat.
Men’s health services at HAPPI Health include regular wellness visits that catch any problems early or prevent them from arising in the first place.
Routine men’s physicals include important health screenings such as:
Blood pressure checks
Blood sugar (glucose) testing
Dr. Andrews also evaluates your heart and lung function and determines if you’re at a healthy weight. The practice keeps electronic records of this information and observes any changes over time that could indicate a cause for concern.
Conditions such as heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, and stroke are a danger to men’s long-term wellness. Tracking health information helps Dr. Andrews understand your risk so you can take action to stay healthy.
A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test measures the levels of this particular protein in your blood. Information from this test helps Dr. Andrews detect prostate cancer or other abnormalities. If you do have a concerning result, you’re referred to a qualified prostate specialist.
Chronic diseases aren’t unique to men, but certain ones more commonly show up in the male population.
Among the men’s health conditions managed at HAPPI Health are:
When the force of blood against your artery walls is too high, you have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. High blood pressure doesn’t cause symptoms until it reaches a dire state. However, it silently causes damage to many bodily systems and greatly raises your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Dr. Andrews helps you manage high blood pressure with medications and lifestyle changes.
High cholesterol and hyperlipidemia are diagnosed when you have high levels of fats in your blood. You won’t experience outward symptoms, but in the walls of your blood vessels, the cholesterol and other substances accumulate to slow and eventually block the flow of blood – potentially leading to a heart attack or stroke.
Regular blood tests measure your levels, which can be reduced with lifestyle changes and medications.
Diabetes is a metabolic condition in which your body doesn’t produce insulin or enough insulin to effectively shuttle blood sugar (glucose) into cells. As a result, you have chronically high levels of blood sugar, which can negatively affect your long-term health.
Regular glucose testing can detect diabetes as well as prediabetes, which will likely develop into the full-blown disease without intervention. Dr. Andrews helps men manage diabetes with lifestyle changes, oral medications, or insulin injections.
Get the essential men’s health support you need from HAPPI Health. Call the office to make an appointment or use the convenient online booking tool.