Men undergo several changes throughout their lives and issues such as obesity, prostate problems, andropause, infertility, erectile dysfunction and basic hormonal imbalances.
We offer a comprehensive Men’s Health Assessment. This includes a complete metabolic panel, lipid panel, thyroid testing, cardiac risk profile, PSA, IGF1 as well as markers for aging and obesity. We will perform appropriate blood, saliva or urine testing for all the hormones including estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol. Others can be ordered as needed. Vitamin D levels as well as vitamin and nutrient testing and supplementation can be done. A physical can also be performed and additional appropriate testing such as a colonoscopy can be ordered.
How to keep the pause out of andropause.
Andropause or “male menopause” is a medical condition that may be thought of as the counterpart to menopause in women. In both sexes, the condition is caused by a decline in the levels of hormones related to sexuality and occurs over a period of time. Andropause is due to a decrease in testosterone, an androgen, that causes the secondary sex characteristics such as facial hair, deepening of voice, and increase in muscle bulk.
Men at midlife and beyond can maintain their sexual fitness, interest, and vitality in spite of the ravages of the normal aging process.
Men, unlike women, are much more likely to end up with central obesity – fat around the middle – the very type that is linked to the metabolic syndrome. The cost implications of not addressing this problem in its early stages are immense, with many overweight men going on to develop type-2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, some cancers, osteoarthritis and respiratory problems, along with many other more minor problems. It is known that the incidence of obesity is reaching epidemic levels in the western world. According to male obesity reports in 2004, 30.6% of the male population in the U.S was obese.
The prostate is a small organ about found below the bladder; it surrounds the tube carrying urine from the bladder. The prostate gland helps in making a fluid which is converted to become part of semen in the male body. Prostrate problems in men are common, especially for those who have crossed the age group of 50; however it is often not recognized till the problem is more aggravated.
Erectile dysfunction causes an inability among men to develop and maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction results in unsatisfactory sexual intercourse due to disoriented ejaculatory disorders, such as, not being able to sustain an erection during intercourse or having premature ejaculation tendencies, etc. Some people confuse an occasional inability to maintain an erection as erectile dysfunction.This is an incorrect diagnosis of the problem, since once in a while problems with erections are normal to most men. However an ongoing erection problem needs to be investigated.
About one out of every six couples who desire children has an infertility problem. This means that infertility is almost as common as diabetes in America. The most generalized definition of infertility may be said to be the inability to beget a child after a year of regular intercourse without any kind of contraception. It generally takes one year to consider a couple or either one of the couple infertile. Infertility can be a problem for both men and women.
Historically, infertility has been considered a women’s disease. It is only within the last fifty years that the importance of the male factor contribution to infertility has been recognized. The mistaken notion that infertility is associated with impotence or decreased masculinity may contribute to this fear. The good news is that the rapid research advances in the area of male reproduction have brought about dramatic changes in the ability to both diagnose and treat male infertility. The majority of couples suffering from infertility can now be helped to conceive a child on their own.