A Cleveland Clinic survey in 2023 found that nearly half of all men don’t get yearly physicals, yet many are headed toward health problems, considering half aren’t happy with their weight and only half stick with a healthy diet. Keviene Rutherford, MD, and the skilled providers at Rutherford Medical Center offer men’s health care that focuses on identifying their challenges and helping men proactively improve their well-being and prevent chronic diseases. Call the office or use online booking to request an in-person or virtual men’s health visit today.

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What are the top men’s health concerns?

Men’s health often focuses on concerns like prostate problems, but they face many risks beyond their reproductive anatomy.

The top men’s health concerns include:

  • Low testosterone
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Enlarged prostate
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Depression
  • Cancer (especially lung, prostate, colon, and skin cancers)

The chronic diseases on this list are responsible for the leading causes of death in men: heart attacks and strokes.

Men’s health care at Rutherford Medical Center focuses on preventing these conditions and providing comprehensive care at the earliest signs of problems.

How does low testosterone affect men’s health?

Several health conditions lead to low testosterone, ranging from pituitary gland problems and testicular injuries to uncontrolled diabetes (high blood sugar) and obesity.

But you may not know that all men eventually develop low testosterone because its levels naturally fall as you get older.

Low testosterone has a wide-ranging impact on your health, leading to problems such as:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Male infertility
  • Depression
  • Fatigue

Low testosterone also raises your risk of developing coronary artery disease (clogged arteries).

What happens during a men’s health appointment?

Your men’s health appointment resembles an annual physical, as your Rutherford Medical Center provider checks your vitals (weight, blood pressure, and heart rate), reviews your medical history, and completes a routine exam.

However, a men’s health physical also includes a testicular, prostate, and hernia exam. Your provider runs blood work for cholesterol, blood sugar, and signs of chronic inflammation.

They may explore other potential problem areas, such as:

  • Muscle mass and strength
  • Reflexes and balance
  • Skin moles and lesions
  • Eating and exercise habits
  • Smoking and drinking habits
  • Medications and supplements
  • Daily stress levels
  • Mental health issues like depression and anxiety

Depending on your age and the results of your physical, your provider may also screen your heart health and recommend screenings for colon and lung cancer, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and osteoporosis.

Your men’s health exam reveals if you’re at risk for chronic diseases. As a primary care practice, your provider develops a plan to change unhealthy habits, prevent health problems, and provide chronic disease management.

Book a men’s health appointment online or call Rutherford Medical Center today to request an in-person or virtual visit.