Men’s Health Specialist

DFW MDcare

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Plano, TX

On average, men are less likely to pay attention to their health and seek preventive medical care than women. The team of physicians at DFW MDcare encourages men from in and around Plano, Texas, to proactively care for their health and learn the warning signs of common men’s health issues. If you’re looking for an expert men’s health provider, call DFW MDcare or schedule a consultation online today.

Men’s Health Q&A

What are common men’s health issues?

Men are vulnerable to a wide range of health issues that can affect anyone, such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and more. However, there are a few health issues that primarily affect men, including

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

BPH is the clinical term for an enlarged prostate, an extremely common men’s health issue. Your prostate goes through two periods of growth, once at puberty and then gradual, lifelong growth starting in adulthood.

Your prostate surrounds your urethra. When you have BPH, it can compress your urethra and cause urinary problems. 

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is another specific men’s health issue. It occurs when abnormal cells begin to multiply rapidly in your prostate. It can cause similar symptoms to BPH and other health issues, so screening is critical to early diagnosis.

Erectile dysfunction

While everyone occasionally has trouble achieving or maintaining an erection firm enough for sex, continued problems could indicate a problem. Don’t feel embarrassed or ashamed to ask about this common men’s health issue.

Low testosterone

Testosterone is associated with male sex characteristics such as facial and body hair, a deep voice, and a healthy sex drive. However, it also contributes to your energy levels, metabolism, and many other body functions. 

Testosterone declines naturally with age but shouldn’t cause disruptive symptoms or interfere with your overall health and vitality.

What are some of the warning signs of a men’s health issue?

Some of the common signs of a potential men’s health issue include:

  • Frequent urges to urinate by not releasing much liquid
  • Reduced urine stream
  • Trouble starting urination
  • Dribbling urine
  • Blood in the urine
  • Persistent erectile dysfunction
  • Low energy
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Muscle mass loss 
  • Weight gain

If you notice any of these symptoms, make an appointment with the team at DFW MDcare for diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan.

How often should I see a men’s health provider?

In general, you should have an annual appointment with your primary care provider for standard men’s health screenings and a general checkup. If you have a specific health issue, your physician might recommend more frequent appointments. 

Call DFW MDcare or make an appointment online today for expert men’s health care.