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Men’s Health

Health Solutions -  - Board Certified Family Medicine

Health Solutions

Board Certified Family Medicine & Board Certified Pain Medicine Physicians located in Tinley Park, Rockford, and Olympia Fields, IL, & Munster, IN

If you’re a man who wants to age gracefully and lower your risk of serious health problems, it’s important to participate in regular men’s health exams. At Health Solutions in Tinley Park, Rockford, and Flossmoor, Illinois, and Munster, Indiana, the team of board-certified family medicine specialists offers a full suite of men’s health services, including preventive checkups, prostate screenings, and treatment for low testosterone. To schedule your appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Men's Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health is a branch of internal medicine focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing health problems in men. Although men and women experience many of the same health problems, men are much less likely to visit the doctor regularly. As a result, they’re more likely to experience life-threatening health problems, including heart disease and certain types of cancer.

Scheduling a men’s health appointment once a year is an easy and effective way to stay abreast of your general well-being. It also presents an opportunity to build a relationship with your doctor, allowing you to ask questions and discuss potential concerns. 

What are some common men’s health services?

At Health Solutions, the team offers a variety of men’s health services, including:

Preventive medicine

Preventive medicine tries to identify and treat serious health problems early on. Chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol don’t always present obvious symptoms. Preventive screenings can detect these and other issues, and provide you with guidance on how to minimize their effects on your health and quality of life. Preventive medicine also includes regular immunizations, including those for the flu and pneumonia.

Prostate exams

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that plays an important role in reproduction. As you get older, your prostate naturally grows in size. Unfortunately, this growth increases your risk of urinary incontinence and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Prostate cancer is also a concern for aging men. Regular screenings after the age of 40 can detect these and other problems early on when they respond best to treatment.

Colorectal cancer screenings

After the age of 50, all men should participate in annual colorectal cancer screenings. A colorectal cancer screening is a quick, outpatient procedure that involves your doctor looking for polyps or cancerous growths in your colon.

Sexual health

Many men experience sexual changes, including erectile dysfunction and low libido, as they get older. The men’s health experts at Health Solutions can make treatment recommendations that restore your vitality. The team offers hormone replacement therapy for low testosterone as well as sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing. 

Is a men’s health checkup needed if I’m not ill?

Men who want to live a long, healthy, and physically active life benefit from men’s health exams at Health Solutions. Even if you feel good, men’s health is still important. A custom treatment plan can benefit all aspects of your life while helping you avoid chronic disease.

To schedule your men’s health appointment at Health Solutions, call the office nearest you or book online today.