When it comes to the top 15 leading causes of death, men outpace women in all of them except for Alzheimer’s disease, making consistent and regular monitoring of your health vital. The most common issues that you should have checked are:
Cardiovascular problems such as atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, are common among men.
One in six men develop prostate cancer of some kind, which, when caught early, is highly treatable.
Type 2 diabetes due to weight issues is a common problem among men.
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
Erectile problems are common and sometimes require medical intervention. ED can also signal heart disease.
Men often internalize and ignore the symptoms of depression without seeking treatment. Sometimes depressed mood is transient and will go away by itself, but many times there is an underlying hormonal issue that requires treatment. A trained medical professional can help you determine whether or not treatment or medication is necessary. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. Contrary to what insurance companies and the ill-informed may believe, each individual patient is unique and there is NO one-size fits all treatment; two patients can respond completely different to the same therapy, which is why it is so important to be monitored and have individualized care. We recommend that any patient steer clear of testosterone “mills” or mail order treatments and stick with a medical provider who has the patient's best interest in mind.
The first order of business with any exam, whether you’re male or female, is to track your vitals and measurements, including your:
The doctors at Men’s Health Chicago believe that good overall health is achieved through preventive care that includes:
While health issues still arise, practicing solid preventive care goes a long way toward maintaining your optimal health and avoiding potentially devastating problems down the road.
Get the best line of defense against illness and disease: Call Men’s Health Chicago or book an appointment online.
At Men's Health Chicago, we accept most major insurance plans and sel pay. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"This is the best place in Chicago to go for a man to address normal men's health and aging issues. I have been a patient for more than three years."
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"I have been coming here for over a year and have never had one bad experience. They are super flexible with appointments and if you need to make an appointment quickly."