Men are 33% less likely to visit a doctor than women, and they are more likely to smoke and drink or make unhealthy choices when it comes to their health care. Some health conditions affect only men, such as prostate cancer, low testosterone, and premature ejaculation. Men face other major health risks such as colon cancer or heart disease which can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Don’t put off your annual exam — give AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta located in Atlanta, Georgia, a call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment for your men’s health checkup today.
Men’s health focuses on treating conditions which are either unique to men or affect men’s health, including:
The doctors at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta offer preventive care services along with diagnosis and treatment for men’s health conditions.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), sometimes referred to as impotence, is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Men of all ages can experience ED from time to time, but if impotence becomes an ongoing issue it can be a sign of an underlying health condition requiring treatment. Erectile dysfunction may also be a risk factor for heart disease. If ED is affecting your relationship, talk to the doctors at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta. Often, treating an underlying medical condition is enough to reverse erectile dysfunction — if it isn’t, the doctors can offer medical management of ED.
Erectile dysfunction is often caused by underlying health issues. Common physical causes of ED include:
In addition to physical causes of ED, erectile problems can also be psychological since it is the brain that triggers the physical events leading to an erection. Depression, anxiety, and stress commonly cause ED. Treating your mental health can often eliminate erectile dysfunction.
Testosterone is the male sex hormone that generally decreases with age. Low testosterone, or Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TD), can result in a decreased sex drive, reduced lean muscle mass, erectile dysfunction, and fatigue. It is believed that about two out of every 100 men may have low testosterone, and it’s more common in men who are overweight or have diabetes.
Erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and premature ejaculation can often be treated and managed with medication. AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta doctors will first determine whether your men’s health problems are caused by underlying health issues that require treatment. Common oral medications used for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation include:
The doctors at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta are accepting new patients. If you have men’s health concerns, use the online booking tool or give the office a call to schedule an appointment and start the conversation.