Many men are taught from a young age to keep any uncomfortable feelings to themselves. That’s one reason why men are more likely than women to ignore the symptoms of physical or mental illness or try to power through them.
Our men’s health experts at Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center in Allen, Texas, understand that men don’t usually like to think or talk about their health or emotional issues. That’s why we’ve mapped a few of the most common health problems men face and what to do about them.
Problems in the bedroom
You may have noticed that you don’t have the gung-ho libido you had in youth. If your libido — or your erections — is not like it used to be, your blood vessels may be to blame.
Strong erections and libido are associated with healthy circulation and blood flow. Some men even develop pain when they ejaculate due to an enlarged prostate, kidney stones, or tumors.
We don’t dismiss your concerns about erectile dysfunction (ED), lack of desire, or painful ejaculation. All men deserve a robust and satisfying sex life.
While ED and a lack of interest in sex could be caused by several factors, many times they can be remedied. We conduct a thorough examination, including blood tests, to determine why your sex life isn’t satisfying or pleasurable anymore. Afterward, we design a custom treatment plan.
Hair loss and weight gain
Maybe when you pass the mirror, you’ve been doing a double-take. You’ve lost your full head of hair and have gained a spare tire around your middle.
Hair loss and weight gain aren’t an inevitable part of aging. Both of these issues are usually caused by a hormonal imbalance in which your testosterone (T) levels drop below what’s normal for you.
Low T makes it hard for you to put on or maintain muscle mass. Muscles burn a lot of energy. So if you’re losing muscle mass, you’re probably gaining fat.
When your T dips down too low, you may also start to lose your hair. Your skin might also start to sag and look dry. Replenishing your T with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can help you gain fat-burning muscle, tone your skin, and may prevent further hair loss.
You can’t urinate … or you go too much
Your prostate is a small gland that can cause big problems as you age. Unlike most other organs in your body, your prostate continues to grow throughout your life.
When your prostate is large enough to press on your bladder or other urogenital organs, it causes problems with urination. Signs that you have an enlarged prostate — otherwise known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — include:
- Trouble starting urine flow
- Dribbling urine
- Urine starts and stops
- Getting up at night to pee
- Not being able to void fully
- Increased urgency
An enlarged prostate may also contribute to ED.
You feel grumpy
Hormonal imbalances, underlying health conditions, and obesity can all affect your mood. If you feel like your “get up and go” got up and went, you deserve better.
You might also experience a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety, but not realize it. Men manifest depression differently than women. Signs that you may have depression, anxiety, or a hormonal imbalance include:
- Ongoing fatigue
- Losing interest in things
- Avoiding other people
- Turning to substance use
If you’re not feeling like yourself, we get to the root of why. You may need TRT, cognitive behavioral therapy, medically supervised weight loss, or other interventions to recover.
Cancer and heart disease
Even if you eat a healthy, whole foods diet and exercise regularly, getting screened and tested for serious, life-threatening conditions and diseases is part of an optimal maintenance plan. At Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, men’s health screenings include tests for:
- Prostate cancer
- Colon cancer
- Heart disease
- Hormonal imbalances
Find out what’s ailing you and get the men’s health treatment you deserve by calling us today at 469-912-2113. You can also use our online form to schedule an appointment.