Westridge Family Clinic, P. A.
Board Certified Family Medicine Physician located in Laurel, MS
Men are more likely than women to die prematurely from heart disease or cancer. There’s no way to prevent these and other issues entirely, but routine checkups can significantly reduce your risk. At Westridge Family Clinic, board-certified family medicine physician Christopher Mauldin, MD, and the team provide a comprehensive suite of men’s health services, including prostate exams, nutritional recommendations, and colonoscopies. To make an appointment at the practice in Laurel, Mississippi, call the office today or click the online booking feature.
Mens Health Q & A
What is men’s health?
Men’s health diagnosis, treats, and prevents health problems that commonly affect males. Men are less likely than their female counterparts to visit the doctor or undergo preventive screenings. As a result, they tend to have worse health outcomes.
By visiting the team at Westridge Family Clinic at least once a year, you can significantly reduce the risk of potentially serious health problems. What’s more, your provider can monitor your weight, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure, and make recommendations to improve your energy levels, well-being, and quality of life.
What services does men’s health provide?
The team at Westridge Family Clinic offers a variety of men’s health services, including:
Many men eat unhealthy diets that consist of saturated fats, sugars, and salt. There’s nothing wrong with having a treat every once in a while, but a poor diet can negatively affect your health.
By eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, you can give your body the nutrients it needs to thrive.
As you get older, it can be tempting to live a primarily sedentary lifestyle, but exercise matters. Even if you don’t like lifting weights or running on a treadmill, there are plenty of fun activities that encourage movement. For example, you might enjoy walking, bike riding, or swimming laps in the pool.
Men who are over the age of 50 are also more likely to experience prostate cancer. A digital rectal exam (DRE) is an outpatient procedure that assesses the size and location of your prostate gland. If anything seems amiss, your provider can order additional testing.
Colon cancer screening
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death in America. After age 50, it’s important to undergo routine colon cancer screening. Following a physical exam and a review of your health history, the team at Westridge Family Clinic can refer you to a facility for a colonoscopy.
Why are men’s health check-ups important?
Men’s health check-ups are important because they can alert you to potentially serious conditions when they’re easiest to treat. They also present an opportunity to ask questions and build a relationship with your primary care provider.
If it’s been more than a year since your last men’s health appointment, request a consultation at Westridge Family Clinic by calling the office today or clicking the online scheduling feature.