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3 Vital Men’s Health Questions to Ask Your Doctor

3 Vital Men’s Health Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Seeing the doctor for an annual wellness checkup is a great way for men to improve their prospects for long-term health and quality of life. By doing a physical exam and looking over the results of blood work, your health care provider can make expert men’s health recommendations on things you can do to take good care of yourself.

Those recommendations may include lifestyle changes, prescription drugs and dietary supplements such as Flomentum, for example.

Yet, doctors aren’t miracle workers. After all, they might only see you for a few minutes each year, and they can only respond to what they observe during that brief time or to what you tell them about your health.

That’s why it’s so important to be open and honest with your doctor about your health and any concerns you may have. If you don’t tell them about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing, the pain you’ve been feeling or the changes you’ve noticed in your body, they won’t be able to help. And you’ll be the one who loses out.

A successful wellness visit requires two-way communication about many things, from your family health history and any medications you take to discussions about diet and exercise, cardiovascular risk factors, mental health and specific men’s health issues such as urinary function and control, erectile dysfunction and testicular cancer. Another huge point of conversation during your next wellness visit should be preventative care. After all, that’s why you make the appointment in the first place!

Preventative Men’s Health Discussions To Have With Your Doctor

In recognition of Testicular Cancer Month, we’ve compiled a list of three vital preventative men’s health questions you should always ask your doctor at each wellness checkup. Whatever your age and whatever is going on with your body, be sure to talk about these three things:

1) Am I due for any vaccines? Vaccines may have become a controversial topic since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the different perspectives on public mandates related to the pandemic, but immunizations remain one of the key ways to protect ourselves from disease. We often think of shots we may have received in childhood when we talk about vaccines. However, there are immunizations that can be helpful at every stage of life. Flu shots may come readily to mind, yet there are many others, too, including Hepatitis, MMR, and Tdap boosters. In some cases you should get certain shots at certain ages such as vaccines for HPV in your 20s, Shingles in your 50s and RSV in your 60s.

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2) What cancer screenings should I get? More than 1.6 million people in America get diagnosed with some form of cancer each year. And while cancer is the second-leading cause of death, behind heart disease, it is often treatable – especially when it’s discovered in its early stages. For example, nearly 10,000 men develop testicular cancer each year, yet the cure rate is greater than 95%. Your doctor may conduct a routine screening for testicular cancer as part of your annual wellness exam and encourage you to conduct self-checks periodically throughout the year. Be sure to ask your doctor about recommended screenings for prostate and colon cancer, too. Cancer screenings are a must, even if you have no apparent symptoms.

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3) Should I be taking any vitamins or supplements? From Vitamin A to Zinc, there are dozens of vitamins and minerals that your body needs for optimal health. Eating a diet that contains the right amounts of each nutrient is easier said than done. That’s why dietary supplements play such a huge role in our health care. Many supplements support our overall health and wellness while others aid specific concerns we may have such as quality sleep, positive mood and prostate health. For example, clinical-strength Flomentum is a prostate health supplement that puts the natural power of pure saw palmetto oil extract into a daily soft gel that supports healthy urinary flow and reduces urinary frequency in men as they age.

Why Doctors Recommend Flomentum for Prostate Health

 

Watch urologist ‘chase the golden berries’ that make Flomentum No. 1

Watch urologist ‘chase the golden berries’ that make Flomentum No. 1

Dr. Curtis Nickel knows that the saw palmetto oil extract in Flomentum is effective in treating lower urinary tract symptoms in men. But the world-renowned urologist didn’t know exactly why Flomentum has unsurpassed quality and is the only United States Pharmacopeia-verified prostate health supplement.


Then, he went on a motorcycle tour of north Florida and followed the key ingredient in Flomentum from berry to bottle, and it all became clear.


What Nickel observed on his trek from the wilderness to the drying facility to the processing plant is meticulous quality control throughout the entire supply chain. That attention to detail, combined with a pioneering green extraction technology, is what gives Flomentum – and only Flomentum – the purity and potency needed to maximize the natural healing power of saw palmetto and effect positive change in men’s urinary frequency and control.


“That’s what we want as clinicians,” Nickel said. “We want everything that is potentially good in that saw palmetto berry to be extracted.”


Check out this trailer for a glimpse of Nickel’s tour or watch the full video here, then follow along below for a synopsis of his findings from the trip.

 


Chasing the Golden Berries


Nickel’s first stop on his tour is the wilds of north Florida, where the spiky fronds of saw palmetto grow in thick clusters. The dwarf palm trees are native to the southeastern United States, primarily in Florida, and can live to be thousands of years old.


While saw palmetto has a familiar look, the medicinal value of the bush comes from berries that are not immediately visible to the naked eye. Flomentum partners with landowners to monitor the saw palmetto for ripening berries, which turn a golden color as they mature. Essentially, harvesters chase the golden berries as they reach prime picking stage at slightly different times from south to north.

Nickel traipses right into the woods himself to get a look at the mature berries that are the source of Flomentum’s clinical strength.


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Impressive One Ton Super Sacks


After being wild harvested, the saw palmetto berries are shipped to a drying facility near the Florida-Georgia line. There, Nickel observes about 175,000 pounds of berries at a time getting placed into giant dryers that remove the water, leaving concentrated oil.


Once dried, the rock-hard berries are packaged for delivery to the Flomentum processing plant in gigantic white sacks that weigh 1 ton each. Nickel is impressed to learn that each individual berry in each super sack can be tracked back to a particular lot that went through a particular dryer and was harvested from a particular part of a particular ranch by a particular picker. There’s traceability throughout the entire process!


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It’s All About The Chemistry


On his way south from the drying facility, Nickel stops at the University of Florida to speak with saw palmetto researchers about the plant’s unique characteristics and why it’s so important to know the source of the saw palmetto in your health supplements. Then, at an extraction plant north of Orlando, he sees first-hand the manufacturing process that makes Flomentum the best prostate health supplement on the market today.


Nickel watches the patented, eco-friendly process where supercritical carbon-dioxide is used to safely remove the oil from the berries. He also learns about Flomentum’s extensive sampling and batch control protocols, which ensure consistent, repeatable quality worthy of USP-verification for purity and potency.


The effectiveness of Flomentum – or any other saw palmetto supplement, for that matter – comes down to the chemistry of the oil extract and the fatty acids within it. There’s no evidence that the crushed berry powder found in many saw palmetto supplements can improve lower urinary tract symptoms, for example. Only high-quality oil extract with the clinical strength of Flomentum can help.


That’s why Nickel is one of many urologists who recommend Flomentum as a treatment option for lower urinary tract symptoms. Now, after seeing how the berries are harvested and processed and observing the quality control throughout the supply chain, Nickel is more confident than ever that Flomentum just might be the right choice for you

Why choose Flomentum to improve your urinary function?

(Note: While the video mentions Valensa, Flomentum is now one of the many science-backed health and wellness solutions offered by Basic Brands.)