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Chiropractors role for the male exam

-Take a complete history
-Talk to patient about their comfort level with this exam and with you doing this exam (always have another individual in the room if you do this exam
-If either you or the patient feels uncomfortable with the exam, refer to another health professional
-If not done by you, make sure that is is performed by another healthcare professional

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T/F A chiropractor that does not follow up in making sure another health care provider utilizes a test that the chiropractor did not perform is considered liable for a misdiagnosis

True
(one of the MC malpractice claims against chiropractors is failure to diagnose)

3

Leading causes of death in males in U.S. that account for almost 50% of all cases

1) Heart disease (25.2%)
2) Cancer (lung, prostate, colorectal = 24.4%)

4

Life expectancy of men is ____ years while the life expectancy of women is _______

Men = 75.6
Women = 80.6

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Why do men have a shorter life expectancy compared to women?

-Tend to smoke and drink more than women.
-Don't seek medical help as often as women

6

Health screenings for men 18-39

-Blood pressure (every 1-2 years)
-Cholesterol screening (>34, check every 5 years)
-Preventative health visits (every 2 years)

7

What should be checked/screened for in preventative health visits for men?

-Height and weight
-Screen for alcohol and tobacco use
-Screen for depression

8

Health screenings for men 40-64

-Blood pressure screenings (every 1-2 years)
-Cholesterol screening (>34, check every 5 years)
-Preventative health visits (yearly >50)
-Colon cancer screening
-Prostate cancer screening (>50)
-Osteoporosis screening (50-70 with risk factors)

9

How colon cancer is screened for in men 50-75

-Stool test done every year
-Sigmoidoscopy every 5 years along with a stool occult blood test
-Colonoscopy every 10 years

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Health screenings for men >65

-Blood pressure (every year)
-Cholesterol screening (check every 5 years)
-Preventative health visits every year
-Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
-Colon cancer screening
-Prostate cancer screening
-Osteoporosis screening

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What should be checked/screened for in preventative health visits every year in men >65?

-Height and weight
-Alcohol and tobacco use
-Depression
-Risk of falls
-Medication interactions
-Hearing loss

12

Actions emphasized during National Men's Health Week

-Take action daily to live a healthier and productive life
-Get 7-9 hours of sleep
-Toss out the tobacco
-Move more
-Eat healthy
-Tame stress

13

Who should do a monthly self-exam and why?

-Every adolescent/adult
-Detects tumors, diseases, and infections

14

Male Self Exam

-Examine the head/gland
-Examine the shaft
-Examine the scrotum and testes
-Note other s/s of STI's (pain or burning on urination.)

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Signs and symptoms of STI's

-Reddened urethral meatus
-Swollen lymph nodes
-Pain/burning with urinations
-Discharge from penis (esp gonorrhea)
-Lesions, sores, bumps, discolorations on penis (varies on STI)
-Pain or itching on penis (herpes?)

16

Curable STI's

Gonorrhea
Syphilis
Chlamydia

17

Incurable STI's

Herpes
HPV
HIV

18

3 most common STI's

HPV
Herpes
Chlamydia

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Keys to prevention of STI's

Abstinence
Monogomy
Use a condom every time