As men age, they begin to have more health challenges. Fatigue weight gain, and physical decline cause most men to reach for alternative solutions to improve their health. Unfortunately, it is not also that easy to improve one’s health without a little help from a health professional like those at EZCare Clinic in San Francisco. Our doctors and medical professionals understand how age can begin to impact a man’s body. That’s why we offer a list of services to help men deal with hormone imbalances and other health issues that affect their wellbeing.
For men who are looking for a way to improve their health and improve certain areas of their everyday lives, the professionals at EZCare Clinic are ready to help. Call EZCare Clinic in San Francisco to schedule an appointment for a consultation today.
Treatment Options for Men’s Health
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
There are several testosterone supplements available in today’s market. Transdermal, gel, mouth patches, injections, and implants are the most common delivery modes. At EZCare Medical Clinic in San Francisco, we can help you decide which delivery method is best for you. During your initial consultation, we will be able to evaluate your health and develop an individualized treatment plan to understand which delivery method will help you improve your testosterone level.
- Transdermal Delivery – Transdermal is a patch worn on the upper body or thigh area to help with testosterone intake.
- Gel Delivery – Testosterone delivery with a gel that is applied directly to the skin can be convenient and delivers testosterone over a 24-hour period.
- Mouth Patch – The mouth patch is designed to stick to the gums and delivers testosterone continually through the mucous membranes in the mouth.
- Injections and Implants – Injections and implants offer a slow release of testosterone that is inserted directly into the bloodstream through controlled releases.
- Viagra – Viagra is used for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension and erectile dysfunction. Patients have the option of ordering Viagra online or in one of our clinics.
The Benefits of Testosterone Therapy include:
- Improve Focus, Memory, and Concentration
- Boost Sex Drive and Sperm Production
- Build Muscle Mass and Burn Body Fat
- Lower Bad Cholesterol Levels
- Increase Lean Muscle
- Increase Bone Mass
- Eliminate Cellulite
- Improve Red Blood Cells Count
- Improve Your Energy Level and Mood
Conditions and Symptoms Affecting Men’s Health
Men’s health can be impacted by several conditions and symptoms including:
- Mood Swings and Depression
- Decreased Bone Density
- Chronic Fatigue
- Erectile Dysfunction
Andropause is a condition that causes men to experience a reduction in testosterone levels. Men’s testosterone levels begin to drop an average of two percent every year after the age of 30. Common symptoms of andropause include mood swings, decreased bone density, reduced muscle mass, chronic fatigue, lowered libido, and erectile dysfunction.
Mood Swings and Depression
Mood swings and depression can have a negative impact on men’s health and are often associated with hormone imbalance. Mood swings are closely linked to depression and can cause extreme reactions to various situations. Mood swings can range from anger, impatience, and anxiousness to defensiveness, abuse, and threatening acts of violence. Depression is usually the cause of mood swings and affects thousands of men worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately three million men in the United States suffer from depression every year (cdc.org, 2015).
Decreased Bone Density
Men make up approximately 18 percent of people who suffer from decreased bone density (Osteoporosis). One of the most common reasons for osteoporosis in men is declining testosterone and estrogen. Osteoporosis causes bones to become thin and brittle, which causes them to fracture and break easily. At EZCare Clinic, we can help men develop a health plan that includes calcium and vitamin D supplements combined with a consistent exercise program.
Chronic fatigue is a common symptom that affects men’s health during declining testosterone levels. When men experience these symptoms over an extended period, they may become depressed, have mood swings, experience insomnia, and gain weight. Chronic fatigue can also contribute to increasing frustration, impatience, and anger. Our doctors can assist you with a customized diet plan and exercise routine that is focused on men’s health. Call our San Francisco or San Jose office to schedule an appointment for a consultation and begin your testosterone treatment plan today.
Lower testosterone levels may also cause erectile dysfunction in men. Erectile dysfunction is caused by the reduction of blood flow to the penis and the supporting muscles. Diet, exercise, smoking, and drinking alcohol are also major contributors to a reduction of blood flow in the body. Fortunately, Testosterone Replacement Therapy and a prescription for Viagra from EZCare Medical Clinic may help to improve erectile dysfunction. Treatment programs may also include access to counselors, dietitians, and exercise therapists.