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Men's Health services offered in San Antonio, TX

Far too many men fail to take a proactive approach to their own health and wellness, which is why Michael Maloy, MD, of Sigma Primary Care in San Antonio, Texas, offers men’s health visits specifically tailored to the issues men face at various stages of life. Booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or using the online booking tool. 

Men's Health Q & A

What are some men’s health topics and issues?

Many general health issues are relevant to both men and women, but men have some unique needs. Research also suggests that men are less likely than women to take a proactive approach to their health and wellness. 

Some of the health issues men face include:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Benign prostate enlargement
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Fertility issues

In addition, men also need to pay close attention to issues like depression, heart disease, lung disease, sexually transmitted diseases, and cognitive health, among other health topics. 

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a condition in which a man cannot achieve or maintain an erection that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. It’s a common condition that affects many men in middle age and beyond, but some younger men also encounter erectile dysfunction. 

Numerous things can cause erectile dysfunction, including:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Tobacco use
  • Low testosterone
  • Mental health issues
  • Certain medications

Once you’re properly diagnosed, you have multiple treatment options. Many men find noticeable improvements by making meaningful lifestyle modifications like improving their diet and exercise habits. 

How can hormone replacement therapy help treat men’s health issues?

Many reproductive health issues, in addition to some physical changes, occur as a result of declining testosterone production. While this is a normal part of the aging process, there’s no need to accept these changes as inevitable. 

Hormone replacement therapy can help restore hormonal balance by supplementing your body’s natural hormone production levels. There are several ways to receive supplemental hormones, including pills, patches, injections, and pellets placed just beneath the surface of your skin. 

Hormone replacement can help you feel more like yourself and can prevent or reverse many of the symptoms of declining hormone production. It takes time to find the right blend of supplementation, so be patient as your practitioner works with you to find the right dosage. 

If you have additional questions about these or any other men’s health issues, call the office to book a visit or request an appointment online today.