The sex you are assigned at birth will indicate some of the health factors you may face throughout your life. Males have different health concerns than women and need specific care to maintain wellness. From young adults to seniors, Primary Care Joliet provides men’s health care at our clinics in the Joliet and Wilmington, IL, area.
Male Wellness Exams
Males are less likely to schedule annual wellness exams than their female counterparts. It is very common for men to avoid doctor appointments unless they have a specific concern they want addressed. This can lead to serious conditions occurring that may have been detected earlier with regular doctor visits for preventive health care. There are several conditions that are high risk for males that should be monitored with routine wellness exams, including:
- Cardiovascular health (blood pressure and cholesterol levels)
- Colon health
- Lung function
Heart disease is the number one killer for men, which is why it is important to monitor heart health. Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer for men, while prostate cancer is the most common. These various health concerns can be monitored through male wellness exams, and many health concerns can be avoided or treated before they become severe.
Male Reproductive Health
There are many concerns regarding male reproductive health, from fertility and erectile dysfunction to incontinence and low testosterone. Our primary care providers can perform diagnostic testing and exams to evaluate your reproductive health. If you are experiencing symptoms of “low T” such as low energy, erectile dysfunction, low libido, hair loss or weight gain, we can perform hormone testing to determine if you could benefit from hormone therapy or other treatments. We provide compassionate, discreet medical care for our male patients to enhance their health and overall wellness.
If you have male health concerns or just want to protect your wellness, come see our medical team at Primary Care Joliet. We provide male wellness exams, diagnostic testing, male reproductive care and cardiovascular health monitoring at our medical centers. Contact our clinic in Joliet or Wilmington, IL, to schedule your men’s health care visit.