What do Urology and Pharmacy have in common? Men's Health! Men’s health issues such as declining energy levels and low sex drive, erectile dysfunction (ED), low testosterone (Low T), prostate issues like prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and overall general healthy aging for men are often under-recognized and undertreated. ED, Low T, and other important hormonal imbalances all impact a man’s day-to-day and sexual lives, and are directly associated with serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and depression. For most men affected with it, erectile dysfunction is a symptom of an underlying condition (and not a Viagra deficiency)! At our integrative Urology practice, we aim to uncover the underlying causes of symptoms and illnesses, and restore health and vitality to our male patients in a personalized and precise manner.
The Specialized Men’s Health Doctor: The Urologist
Based on their long and specialized training on the male system and Men’s Health issues, Urologists play an essential role in providing care for men with ED, Low T, Prostate problems, and other conditions that impact Men’s Health. In the midst of sweeping advances in science and healthcare, notable technological, pharmaceutical, and nutriceutical innovations have improved outcomes for men with urological conditions. Safe and effective diagnosis and treatment improves the quality of life and personal relations of men.
The Hidden Gem in Men’s HealthCare: The Pharmacist
Just as Men’s Health issues have been under-recognized and underestimated, so has the Pharmacists’ expertise. Based on their specialized training in medical biochemistry and Pharmacology, Pharmacists have a unique understanding of the body's physiological mechanisms and play an essential role in helping patients navigate their diverse, and oftentimes confusing, treatment options such as medications including Viagra, Cialis, Hormonal therapies (T, DHEA, HCG,etc.), Intercavernosal injections (Trimix), and other targeted herbs, vitamin, and minerals that impact a man's health and wellbeing in major ways. In some cases, ED is a side effect of drugs prescribed to treat other conditions, in which case, your pharmacist can help you find safe and effective alternatives. Medications that can cause ED include antidepressants, antihistamines, diuretics, anti-hypertensives, inappropriately used hormonal therapies, chemotherapy, and antiarrythmics agents.
If you Want the Answer, ASK the Question
The symptoms of men’s health issues are often vague, and for some men, the stigma and embarrassment of seeking medical help for these conditions persists. Nonetheless, the value of having vitality, a good quality of life, and satisfying sexual experiences are important topics for almost any man I’ve come across. If we don’t ask the questions and seek the answers, then we can't provide the solutions.
“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself"
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