MEN'S WHOLE BODY HEALTH
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Men have unique health needs, and they benefit from annual physicals and health screenings that may help prevent the onset of chronic diseases.
At Flourish Wellness Center in San Antonio, Texas, board-certified family medicine physician Robert Yerrington, MD, and the team specialize in men’s health. They take an integrative and holistic approach to care and focus on whole-body health, not just symptoms or disease. For a comprehensive approach to men’s health, call the office or book an appointment online today.
ABOUT MEN'S HEALTH
Low testosterone, or low T, is the male sex hormone made in the testicles. Low T can cause tiredness and a low sex drive. Some other signs & symptoms include: loss of hair, loss of lean muscle mass, symptoms of depression and reduced erectile dysfunction.
Prostate enlargement happens to many men as they get older. Getting checked is an important way to make sure the prostate is benign (non cancerous). The prostate naturally grows as you age; however, sometimes when it is enlarged too much it can begin to squeeze or pinch the urethra which often can make it harder for men to urinate. Getting checked is the best way to help aliviete further risks.
Prostate cancer can often be found early by testing for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in a man's blood. Another way to find prostate cancer is the digital rectal exam (DRE). If prostate cancer is found due to routine check ups, it is often found at a more treatable stage.
Erectile dysfunction can often be diagnosed by a simple routine physical combined with a completed medical history form. For chronic health or underlining conditions, further tests or a consult with a specialist may be required.
Commonly Asked Questions
What is men’s health?
Men’s health is an area of medicine that focuses on the unique health needs of men. Though many chronic diseases affect all people, men have specific health concerns related to their reproductive organs.
The expert team at Flourish Wellness Center specializes in men’s health. They take an integrative and holistic approach to care and utilize a combination of therapies to optimize the health and well-being of male patients.
What conditions affect men’s health?
There are many conditions that affect men’s health.
Some of the most common include:
- Heart disease
- Colon cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Low testosterone
- Erectile dysfunction
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
As men get older, the production of testosterone slows down. Low testosterone is a common cause of many age-related ailments, such as weight gain, loss of muscle mass, low libido, and erectile dysfunction.
With regular physicals and health screenings at Flourish Wellness Center, your provider can find these health issues during the early stages when they’re more responsive to treatment.
What happens during a men’s health exam?
When you visit Flourish Wellness Center for a men’s health exam, you can expect a comprehensive history and physical. The specifics of your exam may depend on your age, health needs and concerns, and medical history.
During your exam, your physician asks detailed questions about your health history, family history, diet, exercise routine, work-life, and daily stresses.
He conducts a physical exam and may request various diagnostic tests and health screenings to better understand your health needs and your risk factors for diseases.
Tests and screenings may include:
- Comprehensive metabolic panel
- Complete blood count
- Blood cholesterol levels
- Blood testosterone levels
- Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
- Colon cancer screening
He may also check for nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxicities that may affect your current or future health.
How is a man’s health managed?
Your doctor develops a personalized treatment plan based on your overall health and wellness needs.
Your treatment plan may include:
- A personalized exercise program
- Nutrition therapy
- Intravenous (IV) therapy
- Disease-specific medication
- Weight loss
- Peptide therapy
Your provider also offers testosterone hormone therapy to address low testosterone levels. Flourish Wellness Center uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which is a more natural form of hormone replacement.
For a comprehensive approach to men’s health, call Flourish Wellness Center or book online today.