A Plus Medical
Internal Medicine Physicians located in Takoma Park, MD
Men’s health needs often get pushed aside due to the obligations of work and family. At A Plus Medical in Takoma Park, Maryland, internal medicine specialist Eric Aigbedion, MD, and Bunmi Adewunmi, CNRP, provide much-needed comprehensive health care for men in the greater Maryland area and the surrounding area. You can get your physical exam, lab work, and chronic care management all in one location with the support of trusted and skilled providers. Call to set up your appointment or book online today.
Men's Health Q & A
Why see a doctor if I’m not sick?
Many men fail to get the preventive care they need and only visit the doctor when symptoms are unbearable and harder to treat. When you visit A Plus Medical for wellness physicals, you can harness the power of preventive health care. Routine physicals include important health screenings such as:
- Blood pressure measurements
- Cholesterol and lipid testing
- Blood sugar (glucose) testing
- Prostate evaluation
The doctor can also evaluate your heart and lung function and measure your height and weight. Establishing a pattern of this information can show changes over time and play a significant role in charting the course of your care. Men are vulnerable to conditions such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke. Tracking this information helps A Plus Medical evaluate your risk so you can take action to stay healthy.
What is a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, and why is it important to men’s health?
A PSA test measures your prostate-specific antigen levels in your blood. The information from the test helps the doctors detect prostate cancer or other abnormalities. If you do have a concerning result, the practice recommends you to a qualified prostate specialist.
What chronic men’s health conditions need regular medical management?
At A Plus Medical, you get expert monitoring and management for a number of chronic conditions. Although these are not diseases only found in men, they are often more common and present uniquely in the male population.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is diagnosed when the force of blood against your artery walls is too high. The condition has no outward symptoms but silently does inward damage to your many bodily systems and greatly raises your risk of heart disease and stroke. A measurement of 140/90 at three consecutive appointments usually indicates hypertension. Management of high blood pressure involves medications and lifestyle changes.
Hyperlipidemia is diagnosed when you have high levels of fat, such as cholesterol and triglycerides, in your blood. These compounds can build up in your blood vessel walls and block the flow of blood, increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke. Hyperlipidemia doesn’t show outward symptoms and is only detectable through in-house lab work. A Plus Medical manages hyperlipidemia with lifestyle changes and medications.
Diabetes is a disease that impairs your body’s ability to produce and use a hormone known as insulin. Insulin helps glucose from food get into your cells to be stored or used for energy. If the glucose doesn’t get into the cells, it stays in the bloodstream, causing chronic high blood sugar. High blood sugar can damage many parts of your body, including your feet, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart. Management of diabetes depends on your particular form but may include medications, lifestyle changes, and insulin injections.
Don’t delay getting the essential men’s health management you need. Call A Plus Medical or book an appointment online today.
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