Men have a unique set of health needs, and far too many people place those needs at the bottom of their priority list. Men who partner with the team of practitioners at HealthyU Clinics have access to top-quality men’s health services at locations in Surprise, Chandler, Avondale, Glendale, Mesa, Gilbert, and Phoenix, Arizona. Call the HealthyU Clinics office near you to schedule a men’s health appointment or book an appointment online today.
Men’s health encompasses a number of overall health needs that affect men at high rates. Extensive research supports the fact that many men engage in high-risk behaviors like smoking and heavy drinking and may not seek preventive health services as often as women.
Your practitioner might broach several health subjects with you during your men’s health visits. Topics include heart health, weight management, stress reduction, and sleep quality.
Much of men’s health, however, focuses on the male reproductive system. These visits provide an opportunity for you to get the screenings you need to understand your risk of disease.
Hormone production is a central focus within men’s health. Many things can cause low testosterone in men, and the aging process is a primary factor. Low testosterone, or hypogonadism, even when part of the normal aging process, can cause a number of disruptive and uncomfortable changes.
When your body begins to produce less testosterone, several changes can develop. Some of the symptoms you might start to notice include:
Fortunately, there are ways to address these issues and help you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
Hormone replacement therapy is the primary treatment for declining hormone production in both women and men. Testosterone replacement can slow or reverse many of the symptoms of low testosterone.
Treatment begins with blood testing to understand your current hormone production levels. Next, supplemental testosterone works with your natural testosterone production to restore optimal hormonal balance. There are various ways to administer supplemental testosterone, and finding the right balance takes time. Your practitioner works closely with you to evaluate how well your body responds to supplemental testosterone and adjusts your therapy as needed.
If you’re one of the 8% of healthy men between the ages of 40-70 who experience symptomatic low testosterone, call HealthyU Clinics to schedule a consultation or book one online in just moments. There’s no need to accept hormone-related symptoms as inevitable when there are treatments that can help.