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Men's Health

Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC

Family Practice & Internal Medicine Physicians located in Scottsdale, AZ

A yearly men's health exam is one of the best ways to maintain and protect your health. Your personal physicians Helene Wechsler, MD, and Scott L. Bernstein, MD, at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, offer comprehensive men's health care to patients at their two offices in Scottsdale, Arizona. From monitoring chronic conditions to helping with testosterone supplementation, they can help men achieve optimal health. Call or go online to make your appointment at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, today.

Men's Health

What are some of the most common men’s health problems?

It's important for men to be aware of health risks, especially as they start to age. Some of the most common health problems for men today include:

  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory diseases: Including COPD
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Low testosterone

What men’s health screenings should I have?

You need different health screenings at different ages. For example, before you turn 40, you should have blood pressure screenings at least every two years and have your cholesterol checked every five years. 

However, as you age, your risk of men’s health conditions increases. You should have prostate cancer and colorectal cancer screenings. 

Talk to your provider at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, about your personal and family medical history. They assess your risk and provide advice on how frequently you should have these health screenings. 

What are the effects of low testosterone?

It's natural for men to lose testosterone as they age, especially in middle age and the senior years. A lack of testosterone can impact the whole body negatively, including:

  • Poor libido
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Hair loss
  • Erratic mood
  • Erectile dysfunction

How is low testosterone treated?

To restore your testosterone levels and ease the severity of your symptoms, Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, offers hormone replacement therapy using bioidentical hormones. These hormones are structurally the same as the hormones your body produces naturally and are made from plant materials, like yams and soybeans.

While hormone replacement therapy isn’t right for everyone, your provider at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, evaluates your overall health and may prescribe bioidentical hormones to increase your testosterone levels, IF AND ONLY IF your testosterone levels are low. They offer several options for delivery, such as oral medications, topicals, or injections, and work with you closely to find just the right dosage. The goal of testosterone therapy is to ease your symptoms and restore balance to your body.

Your provider monitors the progress and success of your therapy and can make changes to the testosterone dosage as needed. You will need routine blood tests to evaluate your hormone levels while you undergo therapy.

To learn more about the available men’s health services, schedule a consultation with Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, online or by calling the office today.