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4 Reasons Men Benefit from Targeted Healthcare

4 Reasons Men Benefit from Targeted Healthcare

Many argue that men and women are the same, but differences exist, and many are a matter of biology. It follows that men and women have different healthcare needs and goals, which is why targeted, gender-specific care is so critical.

Here at Temecula Medical Group, our team, including Dr. Richard H. Rawson, Ryan D. Rowan, PA-C, and Armanda L. Alvarez, FNP-C, offers devoted men’s health services that cater to men's unique needs and goals. 

Here’s a sample of the different areas our male-specific preventive care covers.

1. Sexual health 

Did you know that more than half of men experience erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point in their lives? Or that between 10% and 40% of men have a testosterone deficiency, which can lead to low libido? 

If your sex life isn't what it used to be, thanks to ED or low testosterone, we can help. Whether we tackle your issue through hormone optimization or by addressing underlying health conditions contributing to the problem, we work with you to get your sex life back on track.

2. Prostate issues

One of the more common health care concerns among men is prostate issues. Your prostate is a gland that encircles your urethra and produces semen. As you age, this gland can grow and interfere with your urinary system as it applies pressure to your urethra and bladder.

This issue, called benign prostate hyperplasia, increases with age — about 80% of men over the age of 80 have BPH compared to 8% of men between 31 and 40.

We’re also concerned about prostate cancer, which affects 1 in 8 men in the United States.

Given these risks, we pay close attention to your prostate health during your men’s health care visits with us.

3. Heart health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the US, but men tend to develop heart disease about 10 years earlier than women. And one of the early warning signs of a problem is the ED we covered earlier.

So, we understand the importance of tracking your cardiovascular health diligently and recognizing some of the red flags unique to men regarding heart disease. 

4. Mental health

Women tend to outpace men when it comes to mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress syndrome, but many experts believe that the gender disparity has more to do with reporting. Put simply, women are more likely to get help than men.

We want to get rid of this cultural thinking that men have to be stronger, which is why we promote good mental healthcare for men. And if you think that your mental health isn’t connected to your physical health, think again. Stress is a major risk factor for a wide range of health issues, including heart attack and stroke, so it makes good sense to address this area.

To avail yourself of our comprehensive and compassionate men’s healthcare, please contact our office in Temecula, California, to set up an appointment or visit our clinic from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday-Friday.

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