Men's Health

Desert Wells Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Queen Creek, AZ

Men have a specific set of health needs, and those needs often fall to the bottom of a long to-do list. The team at Desert Wells Family Medicine in Queen Creek, Arizona, offers comprehensive men’s health services to help you reach and maintain optimal health and feel your very best each day. Book an appointment today with a quick phone call or use the online booking tool.

Men's Health Q & A

What kind of men’s health services are available?

Research suggests that men are more likely than women to smoke, drink alcohol, and make risky choices. They are also statistically less likely to book routine physical exams and seek medical care when needed. 

The best way to reach optimal health is to visit Desert Wells Family Medicine for annual physical exams. Your practitioner shapes these visits around your specific health needs, which shift and change over time. 

For example, a younger man might want to focus on healthy ways to boost muscle mass, fight fatigue, or perform at peak levels during workouts or recreational sports. 

A man in middle age may want to focus on erectile dysfunction, hormonal shifts, stress reduction, or how to balance work and family life. A man in retirement will need more advanced health screenings and may want to explore cognitive health. 

What are the available men’s health screenings?

There are many screening tools that can inform and guide your health care. Some conditions you may need screening for include:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD)

Your practitioner can guide you toward the screenings that are right for your age and overall lifestyle. 

When is testosterone replacement necessary?

As you age, your body goes through a wide range of changes. For example, hormone production declines, which can lead to troubling symptoms. 

In women, this process is referred to as menopause. In men, the medical term is andropause, although it is also commonly referred to as male menopause. This process usually begins around the age of 50. 

Not all men experience symptoms of andropause, but when symptoms are present, they might include:

  • Low energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sex drive
  • Increased body fat
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Depression or pervasive sadness
  • Lost muscle mass

One treatment approach involves testosterone replacement therapy. This involves using supplemental testosterone to restore a healthy hormonal balance. 

Testosterone replacement therapy isn’t right for everyone, however, and a thorough physical exam is needed to create the best treatment plan for your needs. 

For men’s health services, call Desert Wells Family Medicine. Online scheduling is also available, making it easy to find a time that fits your busy life.