Visiting IPSA Medical clinic regularly and getting a full health screening is necessary at your IPSA Medical Clinic is to:

  • Assess your risk factors for future medical issues
  • Screen you for any medical issues
  • Encourage you to minimise your risk factors through healthy lifestyle choices
  • Update any vaccinations
  • Get well-informed with your IPSA Medical clinician in case you develop an illness requiring treatment/management

Why should I consider having a full health screening at my IPSA Medical Clinic?

Having regular health check-ups at your IPSA Medical Clinic (even when you feel healthy) can help you to avoid future health problems. For example, the only way to determine whether you have high blood pressure or not is by having your blood pressure checked regularly. Both high cholesterol levels and high blood sugar levels may be asymptomatic (which means you have no symptoms) in the early stages.

What are IPSA Medical’s guidelines for men’s health check up?

Below are some of the specific guidelines concerning when you should visit your IPSA clinic for screening.

IPSA Medical’s blood-pressure screening guidelines
You should have your blood pressure checked at your IPSA Medical clinic every two years unless your systolic reading (the top number in the blood pressure reading) is between 120 and 139 or your diastolic reading (the bottom number) is between 80 and 89 mmHg (or if it is higher than 89), which means you will need to have your blood pressure checked annually.
If your systolic reading is over 140, and/or your diastolic reading is greater than 90, you should schedule an immediate appointment at your IPSA Medical clinic.
Your need to have regular blood pressure screening if you have kidney problems, diabetes, heart disease, or some other medical conditions. Your IPSA Medical physician will explain this to you during your full private health screening.

IPSA Medical’s Cholesterol screening and heart disease guidelines
As a preventative measure, IPSA Medical suggests that men over 30 should be screened every year, with those presenting with risk factors for heart disease (such as those with diabetes) should be regularly screened starting at the age of 20.
You will need to be checked more frequently if you have kidney problems, diabetes, heart disease, or some other medical conditions.

IPSA Medical’s diabetes screening guidelines
Your IPSA Medical physician will test your blood sugar level (to determine your diabetes status) if your blood pressure is found to be above 135/80 mmHg, if your BMI (body mass index) is over 25, or if you present with other diabetes risk factors. Our Asian American clients are screened if their BMI is over 23.

IPSA Medical’s immunisation guidelines
IPSA Medical recommends having a yearly flu shot.
Your IPSA Medical doctor may also recommend other immunisations when you present with certain medical issues, such as Pneumonia.

IPSA Medical’s infectious disease screening guidelines
During your examination, the IPSA Medical physician will determine if your lifestyle and medical history warrant further testing for infections such as chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV, as well as other types of infection.

What is involved in my IPSA Medical clinic’s full male health screen?

During your full health screening, your IPSA Medical clinician will carry out:

  • Lifestyle assessment (in terms of diet, exercise, alcohol, tobacco)
  • General physical examination (height, weight, BMI calculation)
  • Examination of your cardiovascular system (heart sounds, blood pressure)
  • Examination of your respiratory system (inspiration, expiration)
  • Examination of your musculoskeletal system (tenderness, range of movement, restriction)
  • Examination of your neurological system (reflexes, power, sensation)
  • A testicular examination and, where indicated, a prostate examination
  • Urinalysis (eight elements)

The examination may also include some general or tailored blood tests to investigate any of the symptoms that have been noted or brought up during the consultation. The tests are used to determine any health issues, and can detect them months before you notice any symptoms. These blood tests can also be used to monitor the overall functioning of your body and organs.

Your IPSA Medical physician may recommend some or all of the following blood tests, depending on the analysis of your health during the screening visit:

  • Kidney and liver function screens
  • Haematology (red blood cells, platelets, full blood count, white blood cells/ESR)
  • Calcium level
  • Serum iron level
  • Glucose level
  • Lipid profiling (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides)
  • Vitamin D level
  • Thyroid function screen

If, during the screening, your IPSA Medical physician determines that an ECG is suggested, then it can be carried out during your visit. If any further issues arise that cause concern, your clinician will recommend and organise immediate specialist referrals or imaging. IPSA Medical’s full health screening ensures that you are thoroughly examined and that you have an optimum health level to lead a happy life.

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