Men's Health Specialist

Arlington Family Practice

Family Practice located in Arlington, MA

At Arlington Family Practice in Arlington, Massachusetts, Dr. Ann Morvai and the medical team understand that men and women require very different medical attention. That’s why the practice is committed to providing comprehensive health care specific to men through diagnostic care and individualized treatment options. To learn more about what men’s health involves, get in touch with the office today by phone or online.

Men's Health Q & A

Arlington Family Practice

What services does men’s health include?

Men’s health includes a series of services similar to general health services, although some are specific to men:

  • Primary care
  • Hormone services
  • Orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology and digestive health
  • STD screenings

Your doctor at Arlington Family Practice can help you fix issues specific to your gender.

What are ordinary men’s health issues?

The team at Arlington Family Practice has seen the following issues arise the most frequently in men:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease

While these issues have no gender bias, they are more prone to occur in men and, as a result, require specific types of treatments to meet your unique health needs. In addition, men are more susceptible to low testosterone levels as they age.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

The testosterone in your body comes from the adrenal gland, a hormone found in both men and women. Testosterone is essential in keeping your bone density healthy, regulating your muscle mass, strength, and fat distribution, and contributes to your sex drive and blood circulation.

Men have eight times more testosterone in their bodies than women. Low testosterone levels in men can lead to any of the following.

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Loss of hair
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Bone and muscle mass decrease
  • Mood swings

With proper care, you should be able to maintain your testosterone levels healthily.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction refers to a man’s inability to sustain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse to take place. In most cases, it occurs in men over the age of 65 who suffer from:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease

Talk to an Arlington Family Practice practitioner if you’ve experienced this problem or want to discuss ways to avoid it down the line.

Why is the prostate essential?

The prostate secretes a vital fluid that participates in the production of semen. It controls the male reproductive system, and any damage to it can lead to severe health complications, including:  

  • Enlarged prostate
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostatitis, an infection that causes pain and swelling

Getting regular screenings to ensure the health of your prostate is essential. The sooner you spot a prostate issue, the faster you can treat it.

Men’s health is your golden ticket to specialized medical attention. Get in touch with Arlington Family Practice by phone or online today to book an initial consultation.