Men have a unique set of health concerns
Men's health is the branch of medicine concerned with identifying, preventing and treating conditions that are common to males. This includes diseases exclusive to the male gender, conditions that more often affect males, and psychosocial issues. It is also important to understand that as men develop and age, their health needs will shift.
Men differ from women in their anatomy, physiology, lifestyle habits, societal norms, disease propensity and much more. Naturopathic physicians in the SCNM Clinic consider these gender factors while still acknowledging the uniqueness of each male patient in order to deliver the highest quality of care. Below are some of the conditions men are being treated for at SCNM:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Male sexual health
- Prostate health
- Andropause and hormone imbalance
- Puberty and growth
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Mental illness
- Stress disorders
- Urinary tract infections
- Athletic injuries
- Hair and skin problems
- Digestive disorders
- Liver disease
- Lung disease, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis
At the SCNM, your naturopathic physician will search for the cause of your symptoms or disease by performing a full medical intake and naturopathic assessment. This includes taking your full history, performing physical exams, and ordering and interpreting any applicable lab work. The information they gather will be used to come up with an individualized treatment plan that will address not only your medical condition, but also your needs and goals as a person.
By treating the cause of your disease, your body will naturally move in the direction of health. Treatments include specialized, scientifically-proven therapies for your condition as well as whole-body tonifying therapies to keep each body system working its best. Naturopathic therapies include nutrition through diet and supplementation, homeopathy, mind-body medicine, acupuncture, physical medicine, botanical medicine, injection therapies and cosmetic treatments.
SCNM provides screening tests for males of all ages for early detection, prevention and overall wellness. These include:
- Routine blood work, including triglycerides and cholesterol levels
- PSA screening
- Digital rectal exams
- Hormone levels
- Cardiovascular physical exams and tests
- Sports physicals
Men need special attention, especially as they get older. Come in today for your naturopathic appointment, and don’t forget, the SCNM Clinic also offers Men’s Wellness clinics regularly.