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Medical Tests Every Man Can Benefit From
Medical Tests Every Man Can Benefit From
January 07/2023

Medical Tests Every Man Can Benefit From

The human body is marvelous, and we continue to learn more and more new things about it with every passing day. Even if you are not in the medical field, you would be wise to study the human body – especially YOUR body.

Understanding how the body works, and should work, can help you prevent serious health issues and complications. In this brief article brought to you by Southern Maryland Medical Group, we will review some medical tests that every man can benefit from.

If you are looking for a primary care doctor or primary care clinic in Southern Maryland, you can call Southern Maryland Medical Group to get in touch with a friendly member of our team. We are happy to schedule a convenient appointment or try to get you in as a walk-in.

Men Are at Higher Risk of…

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, men are 22 percent more likely to take no notice of cholesterol levels and 24 percent less likely to have visited a doctor in the past year. Men are also more likely to die of ischemic heart disease, blood and lymph cancer, colon and rectum cancer, and more.

The good news is that regular check-ups and timely medical care can significantly reduce these risks. The following are some of the medical exams every man should have.

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

Red blood cells are responsible for delivering oxygen throughout your body, and white blood cells fight infections. Abnormal increases or drops in cell count can indicate an underlying medical condition. A complete blood count (CBC) test measures the body’s several features of the blood, including red and white blood cells as well as hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelets. This test can help us detect health conditions such as anemia, infections, leukemia, and more.

Fasting Blood Sugar

Over 10 percent of people in the United States have drastically high levels of sugar in the bloodstream, and men are 32 percent more likely to be hospitalized for long-term complications of diabetes. Men are also twice as likely to have a leg or foot amputated as a result. A diabetes test is a quick and practically painless way to screen for diabetes as well as prediabetes.

Lipid Profile

High cholesterol is notorious for its role in heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. A lipid profile helps us evaluate cholesterol and triglycerides in your body. This test is especially crucial if you have a family history of heart disease, suffer chest pain, and are minimally active.

Cancer Risk Assessments

Men are at higher risk of dying from colon and rectum cancer, blood and lymph cancer, and trachea and lung cancer. It is advised that men are regularly evaluated for these cancers, and men between the ages of 45 and 75 have a colon cancer screening.

Speak with a Board-Certified Physician

Solo research is great, but you should always consult with a board-certified physician regarding your health. Residents in Southern Maryland are invited to visit any of our three clinics in the area. We are happy to schedule a convenient appointment or arrange a walk-in appointment today.

Our Locations

Southern Maryland Medical Group has 3 convenient locations to provide professional medical care services in the Southern Maryland area. Call or schedule an appointment with one of our locations to get medical care help. 

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Camp Springs, MD

5801 Allentown Road, Suite 400 Camp Spring, MD 20746

Phone: 301-868- 0150

Billing Inquiries: 301-552-1270

Fax: 301-868-0243

Greenbelt, MD

7500 Greenway Center, Dr #1200 Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone: 301-486-7580

Billing Inquiries: 301-552-1270

Fax: 301-486-7581

Riverdale, MD

6510 Kenilworth Ave, Ste 1400, Riverdale MD 20737

Phone: 301-618-0771

Billing Inquiries: 301-552-1270

Fax: 301-618-0772