If you’re having problems such as erectile dysfunction (ED), reduced libido, or a loss of your usual strength and physicality, it’s an alarming and distressing experience. Ken Wamwiri, MSN, FNP-C, and his team at Evergreen Medical Clinic in Arlington, Texas, specialize in treating not only problems caused by low testosterone, but a comprehensive range of other men’s health issues. Call the office today to schedule a consultation or screening, or book an appointment online.
Men’s Health Q & A
What are the issues that affect men’s health?
Many of the problems men experience with their health are the same as those women experience, such as type 2 diabetes or skin cancer, whereas others are specific to men or more likely to occur in men.
Problems with low testosterone and erectile dysfunction (ED) are issues many men experience at some point in their lives:
Low testosterone can cause a loss of muscle mass, reduced brain function, and low mood among other symptoms, and may lead to further health conditions such as loss of bone density.
At Evergreen Medical Clinic, the team provides testosterone injections or implants to boost levels of testosterone safely and restore your well-being.
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
ED means having problems getting and maintaining an erection. There are many possible causes, ranging from psychological issues to a buildup of microplaque in the blood vessels serving the penis.
Many men find medication such as sildenafil (Viagra) invaluable in relieving their ED, but there are other therapies available.
What cancer screening tests should I have?
Certain cancers can be treated successfully if caught early enough, which is why regular screening for these conditions is so important:
Most cases of prostate cancer are slow growing, but there are also more aggressive forms. Screening should begin at 50, or earlier if you have a family history of prostate cancer.
Testicular cancer is most likely to occur when you’re between 20 and 54 years of age, but a routine examination of the testicles can detect it before it becomes serious.
Colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer is a highly effective way of detecting and removing the polyps from which the cancer develops.
What other conditions do I need to look out for?
There are several key issues men need to be aware of:
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Hypertension can cause life-threatening conditions including heart disease, kidney failure, and stroke, but typically causes no symptoms until it reaches a serious stage.
Having a regular blood pressure check at Evergreen Testosterone Clinic & Primary Care is the easiest way to screen for hypertension.
LDL cholesterol levels that are too high can lead to a buildup of plaque in the arteries, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Again, a regular cholesterol screening test can identify when your LDL cholesterol levels are too high.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
STDs are widespread, with some causing distressing symptoms and others presenting a considerable risk to your health. Screening for STDs is a sensible precaution if you’re sexually active.
Gout is a painful joint inflammation, typically of the big toe, caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joint. Men tend to get gout more often than women.
All these conditions are preventable or treatable, so to keep yourself well and avoid these problems schedule a checkup at Evergreen Medical Clinic. Call today or book an appointment online.