Our primary care doctors, who are some of the best NYC doctors, provide men’s health annual examinations tailored to meet your exact needs, which change throughout life. Our extensive men’s screening tests can include prostate evaluation and hormonal status to help you gain and maintain an optimal level of health. Your symptom, screening recommendations, and treatment should always be discussed with your doctor.
If your medical history and family history indicate the need, NYC MD specialists can provide routine screening for prostate cancer. Tests include a digital rectal exam to detect if the prostate is enlarged or irregularly shaped. Blood tests can also measure the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood, as this is a protein produced by the prostate. An increased level of PSA can be one of the first signs of prostate cancer.
The PSA test is equally straightforward and is a blood test that can be conducted in conjunction with other routine tests.
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Hormone Replacement Therapy
As you age, it’s not unusual for testosterone levels to decrease, and this occurs in nearly 20% of men aged 70. Testosterone levels gradually decline, usually about 1% each year after age 30 or 40. Hormone replacement therapy can help men with low testosterone levels, potentially reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Hormone replacement therapy replaces the hormones lost, restoring levels, and reducing unwanted symptoms. Only your doctor can decide what the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan is for you.
Low testosterone levels can cause unwanted symptoms such as:
- Weight gain
- Low sex drive
- Low energy
Testosterone is an important hormone produced mainly in the testicles, and it helps to maintain:
- Good muscle strength and mass
- Bone density
- Fat distribution
- Sperm production
- Sex drive
- Facial and body hair
- Red blood cell production
Sometimes low testosterone levels can change sleep patterns, causing insomnia. Low testosterone levels are also associated with metabolic syndrome that encompasses health problems such as elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels and elevated blood pressure and blood sugar.
If you have signs of low testosterone, our physicians can provide a lab test. If testosterone levels are quite low, we may recommend hormone replacement therapy, but we will want to discuss the benefits and possible risks of treatment. For men with very low levels of testosterone, the benefits usually outweigh any potential risks.
However, men with borderline levels may be advised to use lifestyle modifications to increase energy levels, for example, by taking exercise regularly. It’s also helpful to make sure you have a balanced and nutritious diet. You should speak with your doctor to discuss an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for you.
Men’s Health Guidance for Patients in NYC
Our award-winning primary care doctors and internists in NYC include all of the standard evaluations included in an annual exam in a Men’s Health Exam. In addition, the men’s health exam is focused on unique men’s health needs at each stage of life. This may include prostate evaluation and hormonal status, amongst other testing catered to your individual needs.
Please make an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Midtown Manhattan or Upper East Side with our primary care physicians. Our general practitioners and internist doctors look forward to meeting you!
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