Men have specific health needs that they may feel self-conscious about, but finding a provider you can trust with your intimate problems could make a massive difference in your life. The experienced medical team at Alexandria Immediate Care in Alexandria, Virginia, provides outstanding, compassionate care for men, helping with a range of gender-specific health issues, including prostate problems, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and cancer screening.
Call Alexandria Immediate Care today to find out more, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool. However, certain conditions affect men either exclusively or to a far greater extent. One of the chief problems specific to men is erectile dysfunction ED or impotence, which is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection when you wish to have sex.
You could have problems with low levels of the male hormone testosterone, a narrowing of the blood vessels supplying the penis, or an underlying condition like heart disease or diabetes that needs treating. You can also discuss any other performance issues with your provider, such as premature ejaculation, as well as family planning options and sexual health. Certain cancers are specific to men, including prostate cancer and testicular cancer, whereas others affect men and women but are more likely to develop in men.
Colorectal cancer is an example of a disease that affects both sexes but for which men have a greater risk. Screening for the polyps in the colon that are the first markers of colorectal cancer could save your life, as this form of cancer responds well to early intervention. Unfortunately, many men die every year as a result of not attending regular screenings.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men, and while in most cases, development of the tumor is relatively slow, there are aggressive types of prostate cancer that develop far more quickly. The best way to prevent prostate cancer from becoming life-threatening is to get regular screenings at Alexandria Immediate Care. However, all men over 50 should have a regular prostate exam.
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