Men's Health

Men's Health

Men's Health services offered in Kennett Square, PA

Common men’s health issues include hair loss and erectile dysfunction. If you develop these or other concerns, visit Eva Geracimos, MD, at ElevateHealth Aesthetics in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Dr. Geracimos is an experienced primary care expert who diagnoses and treats men’s health problems like these. Call ElevateHealth Aesthetics to arrange a men’s health consultation, or book one online today.

Men's Health Q&A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health covers all the problems that only men experience or that are far more common in men. Many of these conditions involve the male reproductive system and the hormones it produces.

Male reproductive organs include the prostate gland, penis, and testicles. The primary male hormone is testosterone, which controls reproduction, sex drive, and male characteristics that develop during puberty, like having a deep voice and increased muscle mass.

What men’s health problems might affect me?

The most common men’s health problems include:

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a distressing condition where you find it hard or impossible to get and/or maintain an erection. Your penis must be erect for sex, but when you have erectile dysfunction, it won’t become hard enough despite your desire. This can be embarrassing for the man and disappointing for his partner.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

BPH affects the prostate gland, which wraps around the urethra (a tube carrying urine from the bladder through the penis). Sometimes, the gland gets bigger, squeezing the urethra and affecting your ability to urinate freely. You might struggle to get started, stop and start, feel sudden urges to urinate, and get up frequently at night to urinate.

BPH is treatable and non-cancerous. However, the symptoms closely resemble those of prostate cancer, so you should never delay getting a diagnosis.

Low testosterone

Many men experience a reduction in testosterone production as they enter middle age. This is sometimes called andropause or male menopause, but unlike female menopause, it doesn’t mean reproductive capabilities cease. Low testosterone symptoms include reduced muscle mass, fatigue, depression, hair loss, and erectile dysfunction.

Men also experience hair loss for other reasons, such as hereditary male pattern baldness.

What treatments are available for men’s health problems?

Dr. Geracimos at ElevateHealth Aesthetics is a primary care physician with many years of experience helping men with their health problems. She assesses each patient individually, checking their medical history and performing a physical exam. You might need lab tests, such as a blood test, to measure your testosterone levels.

After determining what’s causing your condition, Dr. Geracimos prescribes appropriate treatments, such as:

Hair loss medications

Finasteride slows hair loss and boosts new hair growth by reducing your body’s production of a hormone that kills hair follicles. It’s best suited to people with male pattern baldness. Minoxidil is a topical medication that promotes new hair growth and reduces thinning.

Erectile dysfunction medicines

Medications like sildenafil help men with erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis. You take the medication before you want to have sex, so it’s a simple, safe, and convenient solution for many men.

Call ElevateHealth Aesthetics to make a men’s health appointment or schedule a consultation online today.