Important Men’s Health Check Tips for Better All-round Health

Regular health checkups are very important. They allow us to monitor your overall health as well as identify potential problems early when they are easier to treat. Many conditions will have a better outcome if detected earlier such as diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers.

A health screen will consist of many things, ranging from the history taking, examination and bedside tests, to formal blood testing and even xrays. Once the whole procedure is complete and all the results are available we can go through this with you and identify any areas of concern.

1. Heart health

A heart check will involve history and examination as well as an ECG (an electrical trace of the heart looking at the rate and rhythm). Further blood tests may be needed such as looking at cholesterol and diabetes as these can have an impact on heart health.

2. Blood pressure

Blood pressure should be checked every 1 to 2 years even if readings are generally within normal range. Even young patients (those below 40 years of age) should be checked as well since we are seeing an ever decreasing age demographic who develop early onset high blood pressure. For patients above 40 years of age, patients who have borderline high blood pressure, or those with a family history of high blood pressure, yearly checks are recommended.

3. Electrocardiogram (ECG)

ECGs help to detect any heart abnormalities by measuring electrical activity produced as the heart pumps. Usually an individual over 50 years of age is recommended for an ECG exam every 2 to 5 years.

4. Blood tests

Blood tests help to evaluate a variety of issues which include cholesterol levels, organ function and cancer markers.

5. Obesity tests

Obesity can cause a variety of health conditions, including diabetes and heart disease. For this reason, it is important to check BMI (body mass index) to identify those who are overweight and decide upon lifestyle changes to help reduce weight , which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease. BMI is calculated as a measurement of height and weight.  The ideal BMI for the average asian man is between 18 to 23.

6. Prostate cancer screening

Men over 50 years of age should go for an annual prostate examination to make sure the prostate gland is in a healthy condition. In this test, a doctor checks the size and shape of the prostate gland by inserting a gloved, lubricated finger into the anus. This shouldn’t be painful but may be uncomfortable. Blood tests looking at prostate markers may also help.

Questions?


For clinic operating hours, please drop us a message at https://mens-health.sg/contact-us/or call at the numbers below.

1) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Somerset


Men’s Lifestyle Clinic

Address:
Orchard Building
#10-08, 1 Grange Road
Singapore 239693

Telephone:
+65 6262 0762

Email: hello@dtapclinic.com

2.) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Novena


Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Julian Ng is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Novena Medical Centre

Address:
Novena Medial Centre
#08-31, 10 Sinaran Drive
Singapore 307506

Telephone:
+65 6397 2095

3) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Holland V


Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Julian Hong is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Holland V 

Address:
15B Lorong Liput
(Next to Holland Piazza)
Singapore 277730

Telephone:
+65 6235 1339

4.) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Robertson


Men’s Health & Anonymous HIV Testing Clinic

Anonymous HIV Testing in Singapore:
(Don’t require any identification, such as passport, NRIC or contact details during registration. )

Dr Jonathon Ti is currently practising at @Robertson Branch

Address:
11 Unity Street
#02-07, Robertson Walk
Singapore 237995

Telephone:
+65 6238 7810

5) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Raffles Place


Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Benjamin Loh is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Raffles Place

Address:
20 Cecil Street,
#02-01 PLUS
Singapore 049705

Telephone:
+65 6962 7144

6) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Siglap


Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Edwin Ong is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Siglap 

Address:
914 East Coast Road
#01-04 The Domain,
Singapore 459108

Telephone:
+65 6962 2144

Email: hello@dtapclinic.com

Operating Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
12.00 noon to 8.00 p.m

Saturday
9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m

Sunday & Public Holiday Closed


Or email us at hello@dtapclinic.com or make an appointment at our clinics above today!


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