CHANGING THE FACE OF MEN’S HEALTH


It’s Movember! A chance to put down the razor and raise awareness for men’s health issues. As a group of 20 board-certified urologists trained to treat the male urinary tract and reproductive organs, we are uniquely qualified to help patients dealing with many men’s health issues. Here are two we treat often.

DIAGNOSING AND TREATING “LOW T”

Low T is short for low testosterone, and is part of a group of symptoms known as hypogonadism. It affects about 4 of every 10 men over the age of 40. The symptoms include fatigue, poor sleep quality, lack of interest in normal activities, irritability, and low sex drive.

Urologists are experts in diagnosing and treating low testosterone. It is a condition covered by Medicare and nearly all commercial insurance carriers meaning there should be little or no reason to pay out-of-pocket for diagnosis or treatment.

A simple blood test allows us to evaluate your testosterone level. Once we receive the results, we can determine if treatment is needed and which one will offer the greatest benefit. There are a number of tools available for treating low testosterone, ranging from injections to gels applied to the skin to small pellets inserted under the skin. Your urologist will prescribe the best course of treatment for you and then follow your progress.

While it has been the subject of some debate recently, testosterone therapies are considered safe, as long as they are appropriately administered and monitored. The benefits of a normal testosterone level include increased energy, increased libido, better sleep, better mood, and possibly improvements in erectile function. There is considerable evidence that those with normalized testosterone levels will see improvement in blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes control, when compared to men with untreated low testosterone.

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Erectile dysfunction is usually caused by vascular issues related to the blood supply to the penis. Low testosterone may or may not have anything to do with it. There are several direct risk factors for ED including smoking, prostate problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or other chronic illnesses.

As with treatment for low testosterone, there are a number of successful treatments for erectile dysfunction including oral medications, injections and minimally-invasive outpatient procedures.

At Urologic Specialists, we have urologists with extensive training in diagnosing and treating erectile dysfunction safely and effectively. Our expertise ensures we can find the solution that is right for you. Many of these treatments are covered by Medicare and commercial insurance reducing your out-of-pocket costs.

MEN’S HEALTH APPOINTMENTS

Urologic Specialists has long specialized in the field of men’s health. Our urologists have experience and training in sexual and reproductive medicine. If you are struggling with either of these issues, please Call 918-749-8765 for an appointment or contact us online.

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