Men often suffer from problems they find hard to talk about, preventing them from getting the treatment they need. The Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic team in Cullman, Alabama, understands that discussing erectile dysfunction, difficulties urinating, and testicular lumps is tough, and does everything to put you at ease. Don’t let men’s health problems go untreated when so many effective therapies are available. Call Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

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What is men’s health?

Men’s health focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating health problems. Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic is an adult primary care practice with dedicated, experienced providers offering comprehensive health services for men.

Many medical conditions frequently occur in men but also affect women, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Loss of libido
  • Insomnia and sleep apnea
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Fatigue

Some conditions only affect men, which is where men’s health has its focus.

What conditions affect men’s health?

Common men’s health conditions include:

Erectile dysfunction (ED)

ED is the frequent inability to get an erection, problems sustaining an erection, or erections that don’t make your penis hard enough. ED has numerous causes, from psychological issues to poor blood flow in the penis.

Low testosterone (low T)

Low T is a common cause of andropause — the male equivalent of menopause. While men don’t lose their ability to have children like women at menopause, andropause can cause similar problems, like fatigue, mental fog, depression, irritability, and loss of libido.

You might also have thinning hair, develop erectile dysfunction, and lose significant muscle mass.

Prostate diseases

Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition affecting the prostate gland. This gland, which sits below the bladder, produces the fluid that mixes with sperm from your testicles when you ejaculate.

BPH causes the prostate to enlarge, which can affect urinary function. Prostate cancer is also a common disease in men, especially in later life.

Peyronie’s disease

Peyronie’s disease results from a scar tissue buildup on your penis that makes it curve and causes painful erections.

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is less common than prostate cancer. It causes lumps in the testicles that could spread cancer into other areas of your body.

What men’s health services might I need?

Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic provides a range of men’s health services. The team encourages male patients to visit yearly for an annual physical, where their doctor checks their vital signs and health indicators and examines their prostate, penis, and testicles.

You might need screenings for high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and colorectal cancer at regular intervals. These tests involve taking blood and other samples for lab analysis.

Your provider at Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic can also offer advice and support to help you with problems like weight loss, quitting smoking, eating healthily, and managing stress.

To benefit from expert men’s health services, call Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic today or book an appointment online.