Every year, at the very least, a healthy adult should have a physical.
Now, most of us do not necessarily like going to the doctor every year for a physical. After all, it can be a hassle to schedule something six months in advance only to have to cancel the appointment at the last minute. With many general medical practitioners, the wait for a physical can be months in the future, and who wants to deal with that?
At Apollo Men’s Health, we specialize in physicals for adults. Meaning we understand that you have a busy schedule and that your time is valuable. With visits that last less than an hour and many times, same day availability, you can get in, get out, and get on with your day. All while receiving the care you desire.
Whether you need a general wellness physical or a sports physical for the next soccer season, Apollo Men’s Health has you covered.
The Yearly Physical
The yearly physical should be completed every year, as the name would indicate. Many of us might miss a year here or there but overall, the older we get, the more important it is to make time for your yearly physical.
While the yearly physical cannot possibly catch all of the potential medical issues that could occur, think of it as an added precaution. Of the many tests that are completed during the annual physical, the most important is the blood test. The blood test screens for basic function of your organs and can indicate potential issues.
A physical exam is one of the many ways to detect the early signs of some serious health problems. Many of which have subtle symptoms that may be missed unless examined by a professional.
A yearly physical is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and is quite noninvasive. Really you have nothing to worry about. The doctor will check your eyes, ears, chest, abdomen, and basic motor skills. The visual inspection can indicate the presence of more serious issues that can potentially be treated in a timely manner.
Men’s Health Issues
The yearly physical is a great way to catch some of the men’s health issues that may arise as a man ages. Depending on the age of the patient specialized testing will be implemented to check for common and not so common health problems.
Prostate testing to detect the beginnings of prostate cancer now can be completed though what is known as a PSA test. PSA stands for Prostate-Specific Antigen and elevated levels might indicate the presence of prostate cancer. Although this test is not accurate every time, it can be a good marker for those at risk. Ask your doctor about a PSA test at your physical particularly if you are over the age of 50.
Next time you need a physical, be it for work, sports, or personal wellbeing, the medical professionals at Apollo Men’s Health are standing by ready to help. Please give us a call today and stay on top of your health. Physicals are available at our Pearland and Lake Jackson locations, and we do physicals for women too! Schedule your yearly physical today!