Men and women are similar in many ways, but they also experience certain sex-specific health problems. Participating in a men’s health exam at least once a year is an easy way to catch serious issues early on before they become life-threatening. At PharmXhealthOne wellness center, with convenient locations in Boynton Beach, on Worth Avenue on the island of Palm Beach, and Port Saint Lucie, Florida, the team provides an array of men’s health services, including annual exams, preventive screenings, and hormone replacement therapy. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office and speak with a friendly staff member or book online today.
What is men’s health?
Men’s health is a branch of medicine that diagnoses, treats, and prevents health problems in men. Studies show that men are less likely to visit the doctor compared to their female counterparts. Additionally, men are more likely to eat unhealthy foods and use tobacco or alcohol.
To ensure male patients receive the greatest benefits from treatment, the team at PharmXhealthOne uses a proprietary program known as the 5 Essentials™. This includes preventive care, the right mindset, pure and good nutrition, exercise and oxygen, and minimizing toxin exposure.
The 5 Essentials can improve your physical and mental well-being, ensuring you live a long, healthy life.
What are some common men’s health problems?
Men can experience a wide variety of health problems. At PharmXhealthOne, the team regularly works with male patients to treat:
- Influenza and pneumonia
- Liver disease
- Heart disease
- Respiratory disease
- Erectile Dysfunction
The team also works with men to treat hormonal imbalances. After the age of 30, a man’s testosterone production declines by about 1% each year. In fact, nearly 39% of men over the age of 45 have low testosterone.
What is testosterone?
Testosterone is the most important sex hormone that men produce. It helps with many critical functions, including:
- Sex drive
- Bone mass
- Fat distribution
- Muscle mass and strength
- Memory and thinking
- Sperm production
If you want to stay lean, healthy, and active as you grow older, it’s important to maintain healthy testosterone levels.
Left untreated, low testosterone levels may cause disinterest in sex, difficulty maintaining an erection, fatigue, bone and muscle loss, weight gain, and mood disorders like anxiety and depression.
If you’re experiencing the signs or symptoms of low testosterone, consult with the team at PharmXhealthOne. They can make recommendations to increase your testosterone levels, including hormone replacement therapy.
What services fall under the banner of men’s health?
At PharmXhealthOne the team offers several men’s health-specific services, including:
- Annual physicals - An annual physical presents an opportunity to check-in on your overall health and well-being. During this type of appointment, your PharmXhealthOne provider reviews your medical history, asks about any unusual symptoms you’re experiencing, and conducts a thorough exam. This involves inspecting your ears, nose, and throat, listening to your heart and lungs, and palpating all of your organs. Your provider also checks for hernias and determines your risk of prostate-related health problems.
- Fitness, medically supervised weight loss, and nutritional counseling - If you eat a poor diet or you’re overweight, you’re also more likely to experience heart disease or diabetes. The team at PharmXhealthOne offers a variety of programs that can help you eat healthier and improve your physical fitness levels. In turn, these programs can improve your health and quality of life.
- Preventive screenings - As a man, you’re susceptible to specific health problems including prostate and testicular cancer. Preventive screenings like digital rectal exams (DRE) and colonoscopies can detect cancerous growths early on when they respond best to treatment and before they spread to other parts of your body. Even if you feel relatively healthy, it’s important to participate in regular men’s health exams. Schedule an appointment at PharmXhealthOne by calling the nearest office and speaking with a staff member or booking a consultation online today.