Scheduling a men’s health checkup at least once a year is one of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of chronic conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. At Your NEIGHBORHOOD CLINIC, Mary Odusanya, DNP, FNP-BC, APN, and the team offer a complete suite of men’s health services, including prostate exams, treatment for low testosterone, and immunizations. To make an appointment, call the practice in Springfield, New Jersey, or use the online booking feature today.
Men’s health provides all-inclusive medical care for people with male reproductive organs. Men are less likely to visit their medical providers. As a result, they tend to have shorter lifespans and poorer health outcomes.
Men’s health combines routine physical exams, sex-specific preventive screenings, and education to help men age gracefully while reducing the risk of common medical conditions.
A physical exam assesses your physical and neurological health. During a physical, your provider looks at your skin for any unusual moles or growths; checks your ears, eyes, nose, and throat; palpates your organs to determine their size and location; and tests your reflexes.
Men experience a natural decline in testosterone production after the age of 30. Over time, that drop in production can result in low testosterone. Low testosterone presents a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including erectile dysfunction, weight gain, and loss of muscle mass.
You may be more likely to experience low testosterone if you:
Experienced an injury
Have undergone cancer treatments
Have high-stress levels
Have a chronic illness or congenital condition
Take certain medications
Your provider can determine if you have a hormonal imbalance and develop a custom treatment plan to help you feel better. For example, the team might recommend testosterone replacement therapy to restore your levels to balance.
Receiving testosterone replacement therapy at Your NEIGHBORHOOD CLINIC can make you feel more alert, energetic, and mentally sharp. It can also help improve your muscle mass and symptoms of sexual dysfunction like low libido and erectile dysfunction.
While many men experience benefits from testosterone therapy within four to six weeks of their initial treatment, some changes may take as long as three to six months to appear.
If you want to live a long and healthy life, it’s essential to eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. Your provider can work with you one-on-one to enhance your health and quality of life.
If you’re a man and it’s been more than a year since you last visited your medical provider, you can benefit from men’s health. That’s especially true if you’re aged 30 or older, or you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic condition like high blood pressure or diabetes.
Establishing men’s health care with the team at Your NEIGHBORHOOD CLINIC can preserve your well-being for years to come.
To learn more about the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy, make an appointment at Your NEIGHBORHOOD CLINIC by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.
We offer weight management and testosterone replacement therapy services. Call us to book your appointment today.