Annual physicals don’t end with your childhood –– rather, they should continue well into your adult life. Not only can they catch medical conditions through routine health screenings, but they can establish patterns of symptoms that might otherwise be missed without yearly check-ups. When you’re looking for reliable men’s healthcare in Cary, NC, look no further than the comprehensive medical teams at Generations Family Practice.
General standards of care recommend that men schedule physicals every other year until age 50. After that, annual screenings should be completed every year. Completing a screening at Generations Family Practice, such as a prostate or colon cancer screening, can help us identify several potential medical conditions, including the following at our facility in Cary:
- Diabetes. Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States, and is considered to be a metabolic disorder. This medical condition means that your pancreas is not providing enough insulin to properly digest food and glucose, throwing off your body’s sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that requires those who are affected to take insulin daily, while type 2 diabetes typically affects patients who are obese or have a family history of diabetes.
- Blood pressure. Doctors can measure the force that is used to carry blood through your blood vessels, arteries and heart. Good blood pressure is a reading of 120/80, whereas high blood pressure is a reading of 140/90. High blood pressure may lead to strokes, heart failure and/or kidney disease.
- Cholesterol. Cholesterol refers to fat within your blood. When cholesterol accumulates in your arteries, it can harden them, restricting blood flow and causing heart issues, such as blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.
- Immunizations. You can keep your health in check by getting recommended immunizations, such as annual flu shots at Generations Family Practice.
Reliable Screenings & Men’s Healthcare in Cary, NC
If you haven’t been to the doctor in a few years, there’s no better time to start than now. To meet all of your men’s healthcare needs, visit Generations Family Practice in Cary. To schedule an appointment, contact us online or give us a call at 919-852-3999.
Generations Family Practice provides a variety of services, including men’s healthcare, to patients in and around Cary, NC.