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Men’s Health Q&A

What are some issues that affect men’s health?


Many of the issues men experience with their health are similar to those women experience, like type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Some concerns more specific to men or more likely to occur in men include:




Low testosterone


Low T can cause loss of muscle mass, low mood, depression, and fatigue, among other symptoms. It can also lead to other health conditions, such as a loss of bone density.


Redwood Medical provides pellet and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to restore your well-being and safely boost levels. Herbal supplementation and other more natural ways can also be used to raise levels.




Erectile dysfunction (ED)


ED means having issues getting and maintaining an erection. There are many possible causes, ranging from psychological issues to a buildup of micro plaque in the blood vessels serving the penis. 






Gout is a painful joint inflammation, typically of the big toe, caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joint. Men tend to get gout more often than women.


What other men’s health conditions do I need to look out for?


During your men’s health appointment at Redwood Medical, your family medicine and primary care provider might screen you for common health conditions like hypertension (high blood pressure), cholesterol (LDL too high or low), and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).


STDs are widespread, with some causing distressing symptoms and others presenting a considerable risk to your health. Screening for STDs is a sensible precaution if you’re sexually active.


What other screening tests are essential in men’s health?


Certain cancers are unique to men’s health and can be treated successfully if caught early. Screenings include:




Prostate cancer


Screening is typically recommended to start at the age of 55, but can be recommended earlier with a family history. Some think that I shouldn’t be done at all and it is worth a good conversation with your healthcare provider to see what is best for you. 




Testicular Cancer


Testicular cancer is most likely to occur when you’re between 20 and 54 years of age, but a routine examination can detect it before it becomes serious.




Colorectal cancer


Colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer is a highly effective way of detecting and removing polyps from which the cancer develops.


All these conditions can be prevented and treated. Keep yourself well. Schedule regular men’s health appointments at Redwood Medical by phone or online today.

Men’s Health services in Aurora, CO

Suppose you’re having problems such as erectile dysfunction (ED), reduced libido, a loss of your usual strength and physicality, or other symptoms of hormone imbalance. Board certified family medicine doctor Brent Herron, MD, and the staff at Redwood Medical specialize in treating problems caused by low testosterone (low T) and andropause, as well as a comprehensive range of other men’s health issues. Call the Aurora or Castle Rock, Colorado, office to schedule a consultation or request an online appointment at your convenience.

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