Men's Health Specialist

AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City

Primary Care Physicians located in Ellicott City, MD

According to Harvard Health, on average, men pay less attention to their health than do women. The expert team of physicians at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City, Maryland, recommends that if you’re a man who’s been putting off health concerns or not seeing a doctor for annual physical exams, it’s time to take action. The doctors perform comprehensive men’s health exams and screen for certain conditions that are prevalent in men. To prevent illness and maintain your best health and wellness, call the office to schedule a men’s health exam or book online.

Men's Health Q & A

What health risks do men face?

Men face a variety of common age-related health risks but also some that are pertinent only to men. According to Harvard Health, not only do men pay less attention to their health than women, but they’re also more likely to drink, smoke, and engage in risky behavior. As a man, you may not be as likely to see your doctor for regular checkups, either.

The doctors at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City practice a philosophy of prevention and establishing professional relationships with each of their patients. That way, if you have a health concern, you’ll have a doctor you can trust to turn to for help. Some of the health risks you may face as a man include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Prostate cancer
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Obesity
  • High stress levels
  • Joint pain
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) and other sex-related problems

While some of these conditions affect both men and women, others may be the result of family history or are specific men’s health concerns.

How does low testosterone relate to men’s wellness and overall health?

Testosterone is a sex hormone. If you have low testosterone levels you may experience a host of unpleasant and life-disrupting symptoms, such as:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • ED
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Hair loss
  • Reduction in testicle size
  • Low amount of semen
  • Sleep problems
  • Low energy levels
  • Increased body fat
  • Mood swings

You may have low testosterone levels and not even realize it. Often, the symptoms are mistaken for other health issues without a clear, underlying cause. The doctors at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City are experts at diagnosing low testosterone levels and providing effective treatments so you can feel like yourself again.

What men’s health conditions cause premature ejaculation?

As one of the most common sexual conditions for men under 40 years old, premature ejaculation can be frustrating for both you and your partner. While there isn’t a known cause, it’s often a psychological issue such as depression or anxiety. Less commonly, premature ejaculation may be the result of an injury, an infection, or hormonal problems.

For comprehensive men’s health and wellness services, the team at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City is experienced, caring, discreet, and compassionate to the health concerns of men of all ages. Schedule your appointment online today, or call the office.