Men’s Health

AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville

Primary Care Physician located in Pikesville, MD

 

Attending annual men’s health exams is crucial to ensure you stay healthy and catch disease symptoms early before complications arise. Aksana Afanasenka, MD, and the primary care team at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville in Pikesville, Maryland, specializes in diagnosing and treating men’s health problems. Examples include low testosterone, cancer screenings, and sex-related issues. Schedule a men’s health exam today or use the online scheduler to book your appointment.

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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:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Colon or prostate cancer
  • Injury prevention
  • Low testosterone
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Other sex-related problems

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:

  • Heart problems
  • High cholesterol or triglycerides
  • Elevated blood sugar
  • Prostate cancer using PSA tests
  • Low testosterone
  • Arthritis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Certain cancers

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:

Medications

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.

Hormone therapy

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.

Lifestyle changes

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.