Men’s Health Treatments Specialist Q&A
Men’s health is an important part of your everyday life. Staying healthy and active as well as continuously having regular checkups with your doctor will keep you on a healthier track for the rest of your life. At American Male Medical, we have professionals in Lewisville, TX and Nashville, TN that can provide a comfortable, safe, supportive environment for you to discuss your health, and provide treatment options. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Lewisville TX, Sherman Oaks CA, Irvine CA, and Nashville TN.
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Men’s Health is the state of complete physical, mental as well as social well-being experienced by men and not just disease or infirmity. Break the unhealthy habits and stigma. Men’s Health is important, and should be taken seriously to live a long and healthy life.
Start having regular conversations about your health with your partner, make it a normal part of your daily conversations. Men’s health is a part of their daily life, and should be recognized as just as important as anything else going on. A few more topics you can bring up to the men in your life about their health are:
• Talking about visiting their doctor
Stop avoiding the doctor and ignoring unusual symptoms. Start scheduling yearly checkups with your doctor to help monitor a number of health issues including your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and more. You doctor is there to help you maintain a healthier life and offer any recommendations to changes you can make to help get anything under control that you may need help with.
• Eat less packaged and processed foods
Packaged and processed foods are normally high in sugar, salt and unhealthy fats. Switch these out for fresh fruits or vegetables, whole grain products, fiber rich foods, lean meat and chicken, and more fish into your meal plans.
• Become physically active
Regular exercise is one of the best ways to help prevent heart disease. Physical exercise helps to improve and maintain your overall physical and mental health. Start by going for moderate-intensity walks, five days a week for 30 minutes or longer, once that becomes easy, amp it up to higher-intensity activities like jogging, swimming, basketball, tennis as well as weight lifting, and yoga.
• Maintain a healthy waist
Getting checked by your doctor regularly can help to get your body in check when it comes to your waist size. You can be at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke if your waist size becomes a cause for concern. Talk to you doctor today at American Male Medical to get recommendations and change your life for the better.
• Take your vitamins you need daily
It can be difficult to get all of the vitamins and minerals for your health by eating a well-balanced diet. It’s important to talk to your doctor about what vitamins might be necessary to benefit your body.
• Start breaking unhealthy habits
Smoking, drinking alcohol or high-sugar drinks and other health-damaging behaviors like drug use can contribute to worsening your health. Start breaking these unhealthy habits. Talk to your doctor if you do not think you can do this alone, our doctors are available to help assist you and develop a plan to break unhealthy habits like quitting smoking, quitting drinking and stop taking recreational drugs.
• Protect your skin from the sun
Lower your risk of developing skin cancer and take extra precautions when going outside. A few things you can do to protect your skin from the sun can be spending time in the shade, covering your body with UV protective clothing, covering exposed skin with sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher and re-applying sunscreen every two hours or more if sweating or swimming. It’s also noted to avoid tanning beds if possible as they can help to offer harmful sources of UV radiation to your skin.
• Regular checkups for your prostate
Getting regular checkups for your prostate can help to diagnose any signs or symptoms as well as check for any irregularities early on. If you are having trouble urinating, pain when you try to urinate, or notice blood in your urine, talk to your doctor today as these can be signs of prostate problems.
• Check for colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer screenings are important to start around the age of 50. Your doctor offers colonoscopy’s to check for any cancerous growths in your colon, as well as polyps. Talk to your doctor about how often you should be having colonoscopy’s conducted.
Men’s health services include the complete physical health as well as mental and social well-being of a man’s health. Some services American Male Medical offers includes:
• Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
• Low Testosterone (Low-T)
• Premature Ejaculation (PE)
• Hormone Replacement
• Peyronie’s Disease Treatment
• Wave Therapy
Men’s health can be disturbed by the diseases that affect many which include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, depression and more. However, men also have unique issues that can affect them such as prostate cancer and benign prostate enlargement.
Signs and symptoms to look out for in concern to prostate cancer and benign prostate enlargement are:
• Trouble urinating
• Weak stream of urine
• Blood in the urine
• Blood in the semen
• Bone pain
• Loss of weight without trying
• Erectile dysfunction
• Frequent or urgent need to urinate
• Increased frequency to urinate at night
• Difficulty to start to urinate
• Dribbling at the end of urination
• Inability to completely empty the bladder
If you or your partner are showing these common signs of prostate cancer or benign prostate enlargement, call American Male Medical today to schedule an appointment.
Our professionals are available to help test, diagnose and offer recommendations of various treatments.
Even the smallest problem or symptom can become more serious or be a part of a more serious issue arising. The following symptoms can indicate if men’s health is at risk and should be checked out right away:
• Chest pain
• Bloody urine
• Shortness of breath
• Hair loss
• Erectile dysfunction
• Excessive thirst
• Memory loss
• Vision problems
Contact us for more information or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Lewisville TX, DFW TX, Carrollton TX, Flower Mound TX, Sherman Oaks CA, Burbank CA, Glendale CA, Los Angeles CA, Irvine CA, Tustin CA, Nashville TN, Brentwood TN, and Oak Hill TN. Looking forward to serve you!