Centra Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine & Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Sun City, AZ & Central Physicians Plaza, Phoenix, AZ
Wellness is a buzzword you’ve probably heard repeatedly in referring to your health. At Centra Internal Medicine in Sun City and Phoenix, Arizona, Manish Sahni, MD, offers annual physical exams to help you keep up on your health and learn to practice wellness in your daily life. To schedule your physical exam, call or book an appointment online at Centra Internal Medicine today.
Wellness Q & A
What does wellness mean?
For as long as you’ve probably heard the term “wellness” tossed around, what does it actually mean? Wellness refers to taking an active approach to maintaining your physical and mental health. Achieving wellness means constantly making decisions that align with a healthy and satisfying lifestyle.
How can I maintain my wellness?
Preventive care is an essential part of wellness. This means keeping up on your health to prevent yourself from getting diseases and catching problems early.
Perhaps the most important part of preventive care is your annual physical exam. Annual physical exams allow you to form a relationship with Dr. Sahni so he understands your lifestyle, habits, and preferences.
These exams also help him catch conditions early, often while they’re treatable and before they turn detrimental to your health. Outside of the doctor’s office, you can maintain your wellness by:
- Eating healthy foods
- Exercising regularly
- Getting plenty of sleep
- Practicing good hygiene
- Thinking positively
- Staying social
Any steps you take to meet your needs in a healthy way help you maintain your overall wellness.
What are the components of an annual wellness exam?
Annual physical wellness exams are an opportunity for you to ask Dr. Sahni any questions that arise about your health. At each exam, he checks:
- Blood pressure
- Heart rate
- Breathing rate
- Muscle strength
Men’s and women’s exams differ slightly. In addition to the tests listed, Dr. Sahni includes a testicular exam, hernia exam, penis exam, and prostate exam in men’s screenings and breast and pelvic exams in women’s screenings. The components of your exam also depend on your age.
Should I still get an exam if I feel healthy?
Yes, you should get your annual physical exam even if you have no symptoms or questions about your health. During your exam, Dr. Sahni can detect problems early before they present any symptoms. Then, he can get you started with treatment before your condition begins to affect your life.
Annual exams can also save you the money and time it takes to treat a later-stage disease. Plus, Dr. Sahni can monitor your health over time and give you personalized suggestions for how to stay healthy between appointments.
Achieving wellness in your physical and mental health requires time and effort. To schedule your physical wellness exam and keep up on your health, call or book your appointment online at Centra Internal Medicine today.