Physical exams are recommended for our patients because they detect silent killers: hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
A complete yearly medical exam with accompanying blood tests, and EKG results reveal the patient’s risk factors for developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. It takes about 30 minutes of your time, and within a few days, you will know with certainty, the status of your health.
Make an appointment with Dr. Seysan for your annual school physical, sports physical exam or annual physical for school athletics. We are very convenient for Lewisville sports physicals and Flower Mound school physical exams, so come see us before you enjoy your favorite school sports and athletic activities.
For adults, it is also important to get a physical exam before starting a new exercise program. Dr. Saysan also does healthy weight loss consultations.
During the physical exam, Dr. Seysan is assessing eleven major organ systems.
Blood Tests are done on every patient. The Complete Blood Count (CBC) screens for anemia, infection, inflammation, bleeding disorders, leukemia and other conditions. Sometimes tests are ordered for the thyroid, PST, and other specific health issues. A urinalysis test detects signs of cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, and blood disorders.
Female Medical Exam: Women receive a clinical breast examination, and a pap smear. A mammogram is ordered for patients over the age of 40. Approximately one in eight women will have a diagnosis of breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is key to beating this disease!
Male Medical Exam: Men need to have their testicles examined and tested for prostate cancer regularly.
Doctor Seysan or her nurse will call to tell the patient the results of the tests. She will recommend what vitamins to take, what medications are needed, and what lifestyle changes can be made to reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Cancer Facts and Figures 2013: The American Cancer Society estimates about 1,660,290 people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States this year, and about 580,350 are projected to die of cancer. Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.
Heart Disease: About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease, and about half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors. To reduce your risk, faithfully take your medication every day as directed by Dr. Seysan, eat a healthy diet, exercise, and don’t smoke.Diabetes: 25.8 million Americans, 8.3% of the population, have diabetes. It is diagnosed in 18.8 million people, undiagnosed in 7.0 million. Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes. This risk for stroke is also 2 to 4 times higher for adults with diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, and leading cause of blindness. Diabetes contributed to 231,494 deaths.
Physical exams catch "silent killers". Heart disease, diabetes, and small cancerous tumors cannot be detected without a physical exam by a trained physician or DO. There are no symptoms until the disease has progressed enough to have caused serious damage to organs, caused a heart attack, stroke, or progressed enough to be stage 3 or state 4 cancer. To live a healthy long life, please schedule a physical exam regularly.
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