MALE HEALTH SCREENING

COMPLETE EXECUTIVE HEALTH SCREENING FOR MEN: Cost  €500

 

PHYSIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT:

Weight

Height 

Appropriate BODY MASS INDEX will be calculated

Urinalysis

Faecal Occult Blood (Haemoccult Test)

Cardiovascular exam

Respiratory & Spirometry Examination: Assessment of total lung function

Abdominal examination

Rheumatological Examination: - assessing all joint function, gait and co-ordination. 

Skin Examination: – checking for any skin abnormalities or changes.  

Limb Examination: checks pulses, circulation, sensation, and power of the limbs.

Central Nervous System Examination - neurological exam which assesses tone, power, reflexes, sensation, co-ordination of the limbs.

Audiometry:  Assess acuteness of hearing.  

Visual Screening:  You will be tested for Visual Acuity,  Visual Fields, Colour Vision. Depth & Perception. Eye Co-ordination. Tonometry: This enables early detection and treatment of diseases such as Glaucoma.

 

FULL CARDIOVASCULAR ASSESSMENT including:

Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Electrocardiograph

STRESS ECG: Is a test of heart function and coronary artery blood supply.  This test enables detection of early heart disease which results in successful treatment of coronary artery disease with people undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery before an acute heart attack. 

 

ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND:  to examine

GallbladderSpleenLiverBladder and prostrate

PancreasKidneysAorta (looking for abdominal aneurysms) 

Testicles - Although it is still quite rare testicular cancer is the most common cause of cancer in young men aged between 15-34 years, with an average of 90 cases diagnosed each year in Ireland.  The number of men who develop testicular cancer has been steadily increasing for the past few years.  However, testicular cancer is very treatable and is nearly always curable. 

 

LABORATORY TESTS: 

Full Blood Count, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) (Inflammatory Marker), Ferritin – Ferritin level reflects the iron stores in the body. Haemachromatosis is a condition where the body stores too much iron leading to damage of organs such as the liver, kidney’s and heart.  

Lipid Profile – 40% of mortality in Ireland is due to cardiovascular disease and it is important to assess LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol) and Total Cholesterol. The following blood will also be tested.

Renal Function Tests,Liver Function Tests, Thyroid Function Test and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) – in men over 50 – After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer found in men in Ireland.  It is more common in men over the age of 50 with most cases occurring over the age of 65, Diabetes, Hepatitis (optional), HIV test (optional), Coeliac test (optional) 

 

ADVICE ON DIET AND LIFESTYLE CONSULTATION:  

After full physical examination and assessment the  results of tests are explained and any health issues that are identified are discussed.  Stress analysis and advice regarding stress management and lifestyle modification will also be given. A full review of current diet and exercise regime will be completed and a personalised lifestyle plan will be developed.    

 

REPORT:

A full confidential report will be sent to you and your General Practitioner, following your Executive Health Screening which will include your results, recommendations and advice from Dr. Mary Ryan MD (TCD), Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist