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Men's Health

Men's Health services offered in Ellicott City, MD

Men often overlook medical issues, risking their health and reducing their quality of life. Ola Onabanjo, APRN, and her colleagues provide comprehensive services to men of all ages at the Rightplace Family Clinic offices in Ellicott City, Maryland, to ensure you live a longer and happier life. Whether you have sexual health challenges or worry about conditions like heart disease and prostate cancer, Ola can help. Call Rightplace Family Clinic or book a men’s health appointment online today. 

Men's Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing health problems in men. Some of these conditions affect both men and women but are particularly common in men, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Testicular hypofunction/hypogonadism
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hair loss
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Central pattern weight gain (around the waist and belly)

Other conditions are specific only to men. Rightplace Family Clinic is a primary care practice offering comprehensive health services to men of all ages.

What conditions only affect men’s health?

Conditions that only affect men include:

Erectile dysfunction (ED)

ED affects your ability to get an erection when you want to have sex. When you do achieve an erection, it might not be sufficiently hard or fade quickly.

Low testosterone (low-T)

Testosterone is the male sex hormone. Low levels can reduce your libido, affect your sleep, cause chronic fatigue, and result in a loss of muscle mass. Testosterone levels often fall during middle age, so these symptoms are often known as andropause (male menopause).

Premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is where you orgasm and ejaculate at an early stage of your sexual activity. It can limit your enjoyment of sex and cause feelings of embarrassment and shame.

Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH)

The prostate gland sits under your bladder, around the ureter (the pipe transporting urine to your penis). In later life, it sometimes enlarges, putting pressure on the ureter and causing problems urinating.

Prostate cancer

Another common prostate problem is cancer. While most tumors are slow-growing and treatable, some prostate cancers are more aggressive and spread (metastasize) easily.

How are men’s health problems treated?

Rightplace Family Clinic offers several FDA-approved medications for men’s health problems.

Addressing unhealthy lifestyle habits is also key to promoting good health. Smoking, lack of exercise, excess body weight, stress, and a poor diet all cause or worsen the leading men’s health problems. Your Rightplace Family Clinic provider offers advice and support to help you make changes to enjoy better health.

It’s also important to attend regular well-man exams. These yearly physicals check all your health indicators and look for early signs of diseases like prostate cancer.

To arrange your well-man exam or discuss any health problems, call Rightplace Family Clinic today or book an appointment online.