Men’s health is equally important as women’s health. While this certainly cannot be contested, there is also truth to the fact that not a lot of men put priority on their health. Probably for some, the only time they get to visit the four walls of a GP’s clinic is when they are already exhibiting symptoms of an illness. If you are a man that struggles to open up issues about your health to a female doctor, then this men’s health clinic in One Raffles Place is perfect for you.
It is understandable that a “men’s health clinic” may sound alien to some. In fact, one study pointed out that men’s health is not a popular interest historically speaking and that this concept has gained significance only in the recent years. It is for this reason that Dr Benjamin Loh opened up a clinic that meets the needs of men’s health after seeing the lack of it in Singapore. Dr Ben heads Dr Ben Medical, a clinic that focuses on Men’s Health, ENT, and Dermatology.
What services are offered at a men’s health clinic?
There are various screenings, services, and treatments that are offered at a men’s health clinic, such as:
- General health screenings and treatments
- Male reproductive health screenings and treatments
- Hair conditions and treatments
- Sexual health screenings and treatments
- Skin conditions and treatments
GENERAL HEALTH SCREENING
In Singapore, it is highly recommended that men over the age of 18 undergo health screenings such as basic health screening, comprehensive health screening, and specific health screening. A basic health screening is comprised of a physical exam as well as tests that cover that status of a patient’s blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight. On the other hand, a comprehensive health screening includes other tests that a doctor prescribes basing on the patient’s lifestyle and family history that may contribute to increasing the risk of developing certain health conditions. Specific health screenings are tests that detect cancers that are common to men, like cancer in the colon, prostate, or testicles.
MALE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SCREENING
Andrology is the branch of medicine that specialises in the male reproductive system. It also deals with urological problems that are experienced by men. Under this specialisation, men can consult with their doctor regarding the following reproductive conditions:
- Blood in Semen or Hematospermia
- Ejaculation issues
- Erectile dysfunction
- Penile issues
- Prostate problems
- Testosterone deficiency
SEXUAL HEALTH SCREENING
Getting regular screening for sexual health is a must especially for men who are sexually active to ensure that they are free from diseases that are transmitted through sexual intercourse. The following screenings can be done at a men’s health clinic:
- HIV – HIV testing
- STD Testing
- HPV – HPV testing, Anal Pap Smear
HIV testing in Singapore can be done anonymously provided that the administering clinic is approved by the Ministry of Health. Anonymous HIV testing means that a patient will not need to provide any personal details, such as your name, contact number, or NRIC number. Patients can opt to take any of these available HIV tests:
- HIV Antigen/Antibody Blood Test
- HIV RNA PCR blood test
- Pro-Viral DNA HIV Blood Test
- Rapid finger prick HV Antibody-only Test
- Rapid finger prick HIV P24 Antigen/Antibody HIV Test
Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD refers to a range of diseases caused by bacteria or viruses that are transferred from one person to another through anal, oral, or vaginal sex. A person may also acquire STDs through infection of open wounds. Similar to HIV screening, STD testing in Singapore can be done anonymously.
While the human papillomavirus or HPV mostly concerns women and the risk of cervical cancer development, this disease can also infect men. HPV can resolve on its own and leave no impact on men’s health, but still the virus can be threatening at some point. HPV can be linked to the growth of certain cancers in the anus or penis.
Anal Pap Smear
As mentioned previously, HPV can cause anal cancer in men. Early detection of this type of cancer can be achieved and treated during its onset by undergoing anal pap smear testing.
Skincare treatments and procedures are not only limited to women. Men also have their fair share of pesky conditions that affect the skin. Do not hesitate to consult with your doctor about skin problems, such as acne, eczema, fungal infections, hives, keloid scars, plantar and palmar warts, psoriasis, shingles, and seborrheic dermatitis. If left untreated, these conditions may worsen and lead to complications that can further damage the health of your skin.
Hair loss is a natural occurrence in men and women. In a day, we lose an average of 100 hair strands. If you have noticed that your hair loss is more than the average, then there are may be other factors that cause this extreme shedding. A majority of hair loss condition in men can be attributed to male-pattern baldness. This condition is caused by genes that are passed on through generations. Other causes of hair thinning or baldness in men can be linked to stress, protein deficiency, or adverse reactions to medications.
TREATMENTS FOR CONDITIONS AFFECTING MEN’S HEALTH
At Dr Ben Medical, our patients can be assured that they can talk about their health issues without worries. Everything that is disclosed to us is treated with utmost confidentiality. You can trust us to provide the best services and high quality treatments that are customised according to your needs. We put premium on the health and comfort of our patients, so you can depend on us to get to the core of your health issues and address your medical concerns holistically. You can book your appointment with Dr Ben today by sending us an email at email@example.com or call our clinic at +65 888 12344.
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1 Raffles Place, #04-50, Singapore 048616
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