What is men’s health?
Men’s health includes prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of health issues specific to men. Examples of some top health threats for men include:
The primary care providers at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville specialize in men’s health conditions and offer numerous treatments that can improve your quality of life and prevent serious complications.
What should I expect during a men’s health checkup?
During a men’s health checkup at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville, your doctor reviews your medical history and asks you about symptoms, current medications, or dietary supplements you’re taking.
They check your pulse, blood pressure, and weight when you arrive and complete a thorough physical exam, including a prostate exam, to make sure you’re healthy.
Your provider may order lab or imaging tests if you’re at risk of or show signs of a chronic health condition, to screen for:
If diagnostic tests detect a health problem, your doctor reviews your treatment options to find one that best matches your needs.
Will I require treatment?
You may or may not require treatment depending on the results of your wellness exam and diagnostic tests. Your doctor tailors a treatment plan based on your health condition. It might include:
You may require medications to manage a chronic disease or risk factors associated with it, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or depression. Certain medications or behavioral strategies help treat erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Medications can also cure certain STDs.
If you have a hormone imbalance, such as low testosterone, that causes fatigue, reduced muscle mass, depression, or sex-related problems, your doctor offers hormone therapy to boost testosterone or correct other imbalances so you can look and feel your best.
Making lifestyle changes helps reduce your risk of chronic diseases or manage a disease if you have one.
Examples of healthy lifestyle habits include eating nutritious foods, getting regular exercise, losing weight if necessary, reducing stress, and avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol. AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville offers a medical weight loss program for patients struggling to drop weight on their own.
If you have a severe medical condition requiring the assistance of a specialist or you need surgery, a provider at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville refers you to a qualified specialist in your area.
To make sure you stay healthy and get screened or treated for common men’s health problems, schedule a men’s health exam at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville by phone or online today.