Men have a unique set of health needs that requires specialized care. Experienced nurse practitioner Melissa Prince, C-ANP, MSN, offers men’s health services to residents in and around Scottsdale, Arizona, through telehealth. Melissa helps men get the care they need to thrive and perform well at school, work, and other aspects of their life. Booking a telehealth visit at the office of Melissa Prince CANP, Endocrinology, is as simple as a phone call or a few moments online.
Men’s health focuses on the specific health and wellness issues facing adult males. According to statistics, men are less likely than women to seek preventive health services or address early symptoms of disease.
Men are also more likely to engage in behaviors like excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and substance misuse. This creates a higher risk for chronic disease and other adverse health outcomes.
Some aspects of men’s health focus on reproductive health. Benign prostate enlargement is one example and can cause problems with urinary function. Because prostate enlargement is gradual, many men are unaware they have the condition.
Depression and anxiety also affect men and can limit your ability to enjoy life. Cardiovascular health, cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are also serious issues for men.
Your body produces all the necessary hormones, but that production naturally declines as you age. You might begin to notice a number of changes, some of which impact your quality of life.
Some of the indications of hormonal imbalance in men include:
While declining hormone production is a natural part of the aging process, this doesn’t mean you have to accept these changes as an inevitable part of growing older. Management can help and is among the telehealth services available from Melissa.
The primary treatment for hormonal imbalance is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This process uses high-quality synthetic hormones to replace some of the testosterone your body is no longer producing on its own.
Hormone replacement therapy is highly customized. The process begins with lab testing to determine your current hormone production levels. Next, a personalized supplementation plan seeks to restore optimal hormonal balance.
There are many ways to administer supplemental hormones. Options include:
It takes time to find the right balance of supplemental hormones. Your active participation helps ease this process. Be sure to communicate with practitioner to help modify and adjust your supplemental hormone therapy.
When you’re ready to have improved men’s health, call the office of Melissa Prince CANP, Endocrinology, or book a telehealth visit online using the easy scheduling tool.