Research shows that men pay less attention to their health than women. As a result, they’re more likely to experience heart attacks, certain types of cancer, and other serious health problems. At Farr Medical Group, Inc. family practice physicians William Farr, MD, Alycia Campos, MD, and the team provide an array of men’s health services, including hormone replacement therapy, treatment of erectile dysfunction, and general physicals. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking tool or call the Bakersfield, California, office today.
Men’s health is a branch of medicine that prevents, diagnoses, and treats diseases in men. Although men and women experience many of the same health problems, men are much less likely to visit the doctor or participate in routine preventive exams.
These factors, combined with bad habits like excessive alcohol consumption or tobacco use, increase the risk of serious health problems, including premature death. Men’s health tries to catch potentially serious problems early on when they respond best to treatment.
Farr Medical Group, Inc. offers a full suite of men’s health services, including:
A general exam, or annual physical, is a routine checkup that assesses your overall health. During a general exam, your provider listens to your heart and respiratory rate, tests your reflexes, and palpates your organs. Your provider also checks your prostate, examines your penis and testicles, and orders laboratory testing, including blood work and urinalysis.
If you’re suffering from low testosterone, you might benefit from hormone replacement therapy. Testosterone is the male sex hormone. After the age of 30, it declines by about 1% each year. Low testosterone can trigger a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including irritability, low muscle mass, and fatigue.
Hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic hormones to restore your body to balance. This can boost your energy levels and encourage a healthy and active sex life.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) makes it difficult to get or keep an erection long enough to have sex. Not only is this embarrassing and distressing, it can make it difficult to maintain intimate relationships. Farr Medical Group, Inc. offers several types of treatment for ED, including prescription medication and hormone replacement therapy.
If you want to preserve your well-being for years to come, it’s important to schedule a men’s health exam at least once a year. Many conditions, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes, present few noticeable symptoms. Regular checkups can alert you to serious problems when they’re easiest to treat.
In addition, men’s health appointments present an opportunity to ask questions, discuss unusual symptoms, and build a relationship with your primary care physician.
Don’t wait to request a men’s health consultation at Farr Medical Group, Inc. Schedule an appointment with the online booking tool or call the office today.