According to the Cleveland Clinic MENtion It survey, nearly two-thirds of men avoid going to the doctor for as long as possible, increasing their risk of complex health problems. The team at Select Family Practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, offers comprehensive, patient-focused men’s health services and encourages all men to have routine wellness exams and health screenings. If you need men’s health services, call Select Family Practice today, or schedule an appointment online.
Men face health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. However, because of your anatomy, you also have a risk of specifically men’s health issues, including:
Testosterone is the male sex hormone. In addition to helping you develop male sex characteristics, it also helps regulate your energy levels, sex drive, metabolism, and mood.
Although testosterone naturally declines with age, abnormally low levels can cause disruptive and distressing symptoms, including weight gain, muscle mass loss, fatigue, and depression.
Erectile dysfunction — the inability to achieve or maintain an erection — is more common than you think. The condition has many potential causes, from high blood pressure to low testosterone. Fortunately, the team at Select Family Practice offers thorough diagnoses and customized treatments.
BPH is the clinical term for an enlarged prostate. Approximately 50% of men aged 50-60 and 90% of men over 80 live with BPH symptoms, including urinary frequency, trouble starting urination, a weak urine stream, or painful urination.
When untreated, BPH can worsen and lead to complications such as urethra blockages and bladder infections. BPH symptoms are also similar to those caused by prostate cancer, so it’s critical to talk to your doctor.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. Around 192,000 men are diagnosed with the disease every year. Early warning signs of the disease include painful urination, erectile dysfunction, and blood in the urine.
Health screenings such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests and prostate exams help your doctor diagnose prostate cancer as early as possible and provide the treatment you need.
You should have annual wellness exams and the recommended health screenings for your age group. However, if you develop any symptoms of a men’s health issue, don’t delay treatment. Make an appointment at Select Family Practice for expert, patient-focused care.
The team at Select Family Practice offers comprehensive and personalized men’s health services. Depending on your specific needs, they might recommend hormone replacement therapy, medication, or lifestyle adjustments to improve your overall health.
Call Select Family Practice today, or make an appointment online if you need men’s health services.