Men’s Health Treatment Specialist in Pearland, TX
At Broadway Family Clinic we are happy to offer effective men’s health treatment options to help you feel great about yourself. Please call us for more information or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Pearland, TX and surrounding areas.
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What are some common men’s health issues?
What does men’s health include?
What are the disorders that only affect males?
What treatments do you offer for men’s health?
Men need health care that is focused on men’s needs. There are certain issues and concerns that happen only in men or are predominantly more common in men. Men can often overlook those things that are indicators of problems with their health. While men need to be more proactive, having a clinic that can specialize in men’s health can be a great advantage.
Men are probably aware that heart attacks are one of the top health issues for men. Men die more frequently from heart disease than any other medical condition. Men can play a role in keeping the heart healthy. Eating right, staying active, reducing stress and taking prescribed medicines as necessary can add years to your life.
Cancer is another major concern for men. It is the second major cause of death for American men, according to the CDC. The most common cancers are skin cancer, prostate, colorectal and lung cancer. To help prevent these, a regular screening and a healthy lifestyle can keep them at bay. Doing things like wearing sunscreen, cutting back on red meats or processed meats, and stopping smoking (if you do) can be effective changes for longer life.
Type 2 diabetes is a greater risk for men than it is for women. The reason for this is that men tend to have more belly fat, which increases the risk of this disease. Watch your weight, get more exercise and the risk for diabetes goes down.
Erectile dysfunction can be a problem, especially when men get older. That doesn’t mean that it has to impact your sex life, there are treatments to help. Limiting the amount of alcohol you consume is a good preventative step. Erectile dysfunction may be an indicator of something else, so talk to your doctor and see.
HPV is the most commonly transmitted infection; it often goes away by itself. However, it doesn’t always go away and can cause health problems like penile cancer or even genital warts. HPV vaccines work, but you need to have them before you turn 26. One of the best measures for reducing the transmission of STIs and HPV is still the good old-fashioned condom.
Testosterone drops as men get into their 30’s. The drop in testosterone can decrease the sex drive and affect concentration. A simple blood test can diagnose if this is a problem for you.
Depression is something that goes undiagnosed too often in men. It often manifests as anger or irritability and not as sadness. Since men want to dismiss their feelings, they often don’t get depression diagnosed properly.
Men’s health isn’t just the absence of disease or medical conditions. It includes the complete picture of what impacts life, mental health, physical health and social well-being experienced by men. Men’s health also includes taking a look at the risk-taking factors that are more common in men, like smoking and drinking or not visiting a doctor. Basically, it includes a complete look at what makes a man healthy and full of life. Men’s health needs to include watching what they eat, maintaining a good weight, and getting the vitamins and nutrients that are needed.
There are some medical conditions and disorders that happen only in men. Diseases like prostate cancer, testicular cancer or diseases of men’s reproductive systems are exclusive to men. Diseases that are linked to the X chromosome are much more common in men, things like color blindness and hemophilia occur almost exclusively in men.
There are a number of diseases that occur in both men and women but are much more prominent in men. Diseases like Parkinson’s, Lewy body dementia, and abdominal aortic aneurysms are much more prevalent in men.
Broadway Family Clinic offers a broad range of treatments for men’s health. We offer a holistic approach to men’s health to assist in having a life that is full and can be lived with vitality and vigor. If you need help with diabetes, heart disease, colorectal cancer, sports injuries, or erectile dysfunction, we can help. If you need help with sleep or stress issues, nutritional health, or preventative care we are able to help with those as well. Call or book an appointment today! We serve patients from Pearland TX, Shadow Creek Ranch TX, Southern Trail TX, Pomona TX, Southlake TX, Sienna Plantation TX, Fresno TX, Manvel TX, and Rosharon TX.
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