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Men's Health

Men's Health offered in Hollywood, FL

Men's Health services offered in Hollywood, FL

A recent survey found that one-third of men believe they don’t need annual exams. But if you want to prevent disease and maintain optimal wellness, it’s essential to schedule routine men’s health care at HealthStone Primary Care Partners in Hollywood, Florida. Chronic disease develops for years before you experience symptoms. But with a routine men’s health checkup, your provider can detect changes at an early stage while you still have time to prevent chronic diseases from taking hold. To schedule your men’s health appointment, call HealthStone Primary Care Partners or request an appointment online today.

Men's Health Q&A

What are the top men’s health concerns?

You won’t be surprised to learn that your risk of developing chronic health conditions increases as you get older. But you may not know that dangerous conditions like clogged arteries and heart attacks are becoming more common in young adults.

The top men’s health concerns include:

  • Low testosterone
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Enlarged prostate
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Depression
  • Cancer (lung, prostate, colon, and skin cancers)

You can prevent most of these conditions and get early treatment for others when you schedule annual physicals at HealthStone Primary Care Partners.

How does low testosterone affect men’s health?

Low testosterone has many possible causes, including pituitary gland disorders, autoimmune diseases, cancer treatments, diabetes, or low hormone production.

But you can also be healthy and gradually develop low testosterone as you age. Men’s testosterone levels naturally decline by up to 2% every year after the age of 30.

Low testosterone affects many aspects of your health, causing problems such as:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Male infertility
  • Depression
  • Fatigue

In addition to the above, low testosterone significantly increases your risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) and Type 2 diabetes.

What happens during a men’s health appointment?

Your men’s health appointment is similar to an annual physical. Your provider reviews your medical history, checks your blood pressure, heart rate, and weight, and does a thorough physical exam, including a testicular, prostate, and hernia exam.

Your provider also runs routine blood work and may evaluate other aspects of your health, including:

  • Muscle strength
  • Reflexes
  • Balance
  • Skin moles and lesions
  • Eating and exercise habits
  • Smoking and drinking habits
  • Medications and supplements
  • Daily stress levels
  • Feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Heart health

HealthStone Primary Care Partners can easily screen your heart health because the team performs electrocardiograms (EKGs) in the office.

Depending on your age and overall health, your provider may recommend health screenings. At specific ages, men should be screened for colon cancer, lung cancer, osteoporosis, and an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Your yearly men’s health exam gives you a complete picture of your overall health. Most importantly, routine exams find problems at an early stage while they’re still preventable or treatable.

Don’t put off a yearly men’s health exam. Call HealthStone Primary Care Partners or request an appointment online today.