Men's Health

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Family Medical Center

Family Medicine located in Orlando, FL

Men’s health is a specialty that covers conditions relating to the male reproductive system, male sex hormones, and the closely linked urinary system. If you have any men’s health problems, Family Medical Center in Orlando, Florida, can help using cutting-edge treatments. To learn more, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Men's Health Q&A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health is a term for medical conditions that exclusively or mostly affect men. The male reproductive system consists of the:

  • Penis
  • Scrotum
  • Testicles
  • Urethra
  • Prostate gland
  • Epididymis
  • Vas deferens
  • Seminal vesicles
  • Bulbourethral glands

Any health conditions affecting these organs and tissues would be classed as men’s health issues. Conditions caused by imbalances in the male sex hormone testosterone are also men’s health issues.

What men’s health conditions are the most common?

The men’s health conditions that are most common include:

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a problem with your erections. You might find it’s taking longer than usual to get an erection, or your erections are less rigid. Being in certain positions might make it harder to keep your erection, or you start having to put more effort into maintaining an erection. 

You could be having fewer erections in the mornings, or find your morning erections are weaker. You might also start ejaculating without being fully hard.

Low testosterone

Low testosterone can cause you to lose muscle mass, have a low libido, feel constantly tired, and suffer from erectile dysfunction. It’s more common in older men.

Testicular pain

Testicular pain can affect you at any age. It could be acute, which means it starts suddenly and has a limited duration. Or it can be chronic, which means it’s there all the time or frequently comes back over a three-month period or longer.

If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you should see your provider at Family Medical Center before your condition gets any worse. Without treatment for problems like erectile dysfunction, you could suffer from lowered self-esteem and eventually develop problems like anxiety and depression.

What other men’s health problems are there?

Other men’s health problems you need to be aware of include:

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that men suffer from more than any other, apart from skin cancer. Prostate cancer is most often slow-growing, but some forms of the disease do progress more rapidly. You should go for a screening exam with Family Medical Center from age 50, or earlier if you’re at high risk.

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is less common than prostate cancer. Checking your testicles regularly can help you spot any early signs, and you should have a thorough checkup with Family Medical Center if you’re between 20 and 54 years old.

Your prostate can also develop other conditions, like benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is the enlargement of the prostate, or prostatitis, which is inflammation of the prostate gland. 

You may also suffer from Peyronie’s disease, in which scar tissue causes a curvature in your penis and painful erections.

How are men’s health problems treated?

Treatment for men’s health problems depends on the condition you have. Family Medical Center provides some of the most innovative, cutting-edge treatments for his patients.

Call Family Medical Center today for more information or book an appointment online for expert men’s health care.