Men's Health

Men's Health services offered in Houston and Spring, TX

At least 40% of men don’t schedule yearly men’s health checkups. Unfortunately, that means they’re missing out on the best chance they have to prevent chronic disease and stay healthy. At Benech Family Clinic, Yamil Benech Jimenez, FNP-BC, and the team offer comprehensive men’s health care, from physical exams and monitoring your risk for health problems to screening for prostate cancer and treating low testosterone. With yearly checkups, you can catch health problems while they’re still preventable or treatable. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Houston, Texas, or book online today.

Men's Health Q&A

What are the top risks to men’s health?

The most common causes of death in men include heart disease and cancer, especially lung, prostate, colon, and skin cancers.

Other health problems that frequently affect men include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low testosterone
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Depression
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

You can prevent many health conditions, get the treatment you need, and maintain optimal health by scheduling a yearly men’s health checkup at Benech Family Clinic.

How do low hormone levels affect men’s health?

Many men don’t realize they’re vulnerable to hormone imbalances as they get older. Even if you’re healthy, you can have low testosterone. 

Men’s testosterone levels naturally drop by 1-2% every year after 20. As you get older, this loss adds up, causing problems such as:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced muscle mass and strength
  • Bone loss (osteoporosis)
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue

In addition to the drop in testosterone, other hormones naturally decline as men get older, including growth hormone, melatonin, and thyroid hormone.

How do yearly exams protect men’s health?

Along with changes in hormones, men face other health concerns as they get older. One of the most common problems occurs in the prostate gland and urinary tract.

Your prostate gland keeps growing during your adult years. After 50, about half of men have a hard time urinating (or they have to get up during the night to urinate) because of an enlarged prostate.

Another common concern, prostate cancer, is the most common type of cancer in men. Your men’s health checkup at Benech Family Clinic includes a prostate exam — a screening test that finds early signs of cancer.

Your risk for chronic diseases increases with age. Diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol cause serious heart and blood vessel disease. Without treatment, they lead to a heart attack or stroke.

The best way to achieve and maintain optimal health is with a yearly preventive visit. During your men’s health checkup, your provider finds the signs of disease at an early stage, while they can still prevent or treat the condition.

To learn more about men’s health or to schedule an appointment, call Benech Family Clinic or book online today.