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Men’s Health

HealthStone Primary Care Partners

Family Medicine Practice & Hormone Replacement Specialists located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Men have a specific set of health needs, and those needs are often situated firmly on the back burner, behind the obligations of work, family, and community. At HealthStone Primary Care Partners in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Gilbert Weiner, DO, offers thorough and efficient men’s health services that can help you reach and maintain optimal health and wellness. Request your appointment today online or by phone to learn more.

Men’s Health Q & A

What are some health issues relevant to men?

According to researchers, men have a higher likelihood of dying from a specific set of medical conditions. These include:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Chronic lower respiratory disease
  • Unintentional injuries

While this may be a grim reality to face, there is hope in the fact that you can make meaningful lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of these conditions. If a serious health issue is detected, you’ll have multiple treatment options to choose from.

Ignoring your health is never the best approach and can have devastating consequences. The path to optimal health and wellness begins with scheduling routine annual men’s health exams.

Why see a doctor if I’m not sick?

Far too many men only come in to see a doctor when symptoms become unbearable. This approach fails to appreciate the power of preventive health care. Routine annual physicals are an opportunity to get the screenings you need to catch disease in the earliest possible stage, when treatments can be most effective.

Annual exams also allow the medical team to track your health data over time. Information about your heart and lung function, height and weight, and the results of blood work are all added to your personal medical record. That information can show changes over time and play a significant role in charting the course of your care.

What are some common sexual health issues men face?

A healthy sex life is an integral part of overall health and wellness. If you notice changes in your sex drive or performance, it’s time to come in for a thorough diagnostic exam.

As the years pass, you’ll experience changes related to declining hormone production. While those changes are a normal part of aging, that doesn’t mean you have to accept them as inevitable.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can deliver supplemental testosterone to restore optimal hormonal balance. That can improve numerous symptoms including:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Mood swings

In some cases, hormone replacement therapy is not the best treatment path. If so, your practitioner will discuss alternative measures with you to help you make an informed decision about your care.

That process begins with a phone call or submit a request to schedule an appointment. Make today the day you place your health as a top priority.

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