The American Academy of Family Physician`s report that the leading causes of death for men are heart disease, cancer, accidents, chronic lower respiratory disease, strokes, and diabetes. Therefore, a big portion of primary care that is directed towards men`s health is surrounded by health promotion and disease prevention.
The providers here at Dr. Dowe`s Medical Clinic are board certified and trained to discuss and screen for diet, physical activity, accident injuries, substance abuse, safe sexual practices, coronary artery disease and stroke prevention, and cancer screenings. Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put men at a higher risk for heart disease which includes diabetes, obesity, poor diet, and excessive alcohol use.
Other issues that commonly affect men`s health include enlarged prostate, difficulty urinating, erectile dysfunction, and prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men of all races. Men of all ages are encouraged to make an appointment with one of the providers here at Dr. Dowe Medical Clinic for further evaluation.
Let’s explore some of our men’s health treatment options:
These are also known as STD or sexually transmitted diseases. There are eight main types of these infections. Four of them are treatable, and four are incurable. The four treatable ones are syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis. The four incurable ones are hepatitis B, herpes virus, HIV, and HPV. Even though those diseases aren’t curable, symptoms can be controlled through treatment.
ED is the inability to keep or maintain an erection. There are many possible causes for this including certain medications, poor blood flow to the penis, chronic illnesses, drinking too much alcohol or being too tired. Just as there are many causes of ED, there are also many treatments including medication, surgical treatments, vacuum devices and dietary supplements.
The P Shot stands for Priapus Shot – a shot named after the Greek god of fertility. It is commonly given to men suffering from an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer or surgery and drug side effects. The shot delivers lasting improvements to a man’s sexual performance. It is a nonsurgical treatment for ED.
Demanding jobs, long hours, sun damage contributes to men looking older and more tired than they would like. Male Rejuvenation procedures can help – procedures such as Bro-tox, fillers, and elimination of stubborn fat deposits like love handles can improve your body so that you look as young as you feel.
Men’s testosterone levels decrease as they get older. Testosterone is required for sexual functioning, building muscles, maintaining healthy red blood cell levels and bone density. Dr. Dowe will determine your testosterone level and prescribe supplements if needed.
Call and schedule your appointment today and so we can start a treatment plan to put you back on the path of good health, good sexual functioning, and more energy.