How are men’s health concerns unique?
Although men and women do share some of the same health concerns, such as diabetes, heart disease, and sexually transmitted diseases, men are exposed to gender-specific health concerns due to their body makeup, hormones, and other factors.
For example, men tend to have higher cholesterol levels. Certain cancers, such as testicular cancer and prostate cancer, only affect men. Men also can suffer problems related to their sexual performance, such as:
Your provider at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge discusses these issues and others at your annual men’s health exam. Together, you decide on an appropriate treatment plan.
How does low testosterone affect men’s health?
Testosterone is your most important sex hormone. It maintains your sex drive, bone health, and much more. A shortage of testosterone may cause side effects, such as:
Your practitioner at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge diagnoses low testosterone with a blood test then recommends appropriate treatment like hormone replacement therapy based on your results.
What is erectile dysfunction?
By definition, erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to develop or maintain an erection before or during sex. Erectile dysfunction is a common men’s health issue, affecting around 30 million men.
Although erectile dysfunction is more typically seen in men over the age of 40, the condition also affects men at any age. A variety of factors can bring on ED. These include:
In some cases, the condition may be an early warning sign of a significant men’s health concern, such as:
If you’re concerned about erectile dysfunction, your provider at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge evaluates your condition to find the source of your ED. Once they understand the underlying cause, they suggest appropriate treatment to help you regain your sexual health.
Now is the time to take charge of your health. Whether it’s time for your men’s health exam, or you’d like to enhance your sexual health with treatment for erectile dysfunction or low testosterone, AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge can help. Call today or book consultation online.