Men’s Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on health needs specific to men. While men and women often experience many of the same health issues, the symptoms and treatment may be different for men than for women. Men also experience health issues specific to their gender, such as erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Rowland and his team at Boca General & Family Medicine provide expert care to help men stay on top of their health, including gender health screenings and medical treatment aimed at improving your health issues.

How do I know if my testosterone is low?

Your testosterone levels decrease as you get older. If your levels are lower than normal you may experience a number of symptoms, such as:

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Depression

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, Dr. Rowland can run a simple hormone test to determine if your testosterone levels are the cause. If it turns out your testosterone levels are low, he can provide bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, a more natural form of hormone replacement, to optimize your levels and improve your symptoms.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction affects about 30 million men in the United States and occurs when you frequently experience difficulty getting or sustaining an erection long enough for intercourse. You may be experiencing erectile dysfunction for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Stress
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Poor blood flow to the penis
  • Damage to the nerve endings affecting arousal
  • Use of certain medications

Dr. Rowland and his team can help you manage and improve your erectile dysfunction by identifying and treating the underlying cause.

What is a good weight loss diet for men?

A good weight loss diet for men is one that helps you achieve your weight loss goals. The team at Boca General & Family Medicine can help you lose weight with the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) diet. On this plan, your specialist provides HCG injections to stimulate fat burning and control your appetite, while you follow the specialized diet plan that helps you lose weight quickly.

Taking good care of yourself means taking good care of your health. Call Boca General & Family Medicine today or request an appointment online to schedule your men’s health exam.