What medical services do I need to stay healthy?
All adults need regular medical care. Even if you feel healthy, it's best to see your general practitioner once a year. Your provider uses these checkups to provide valuable health screenings. Regular exams help diagnose health problems in their early stages.
If you’re a man, your general practitioner may also refer you to a urologist at certain times in your life. Urologists help with medical problems that affect your kidneys, bladder, prostate, and penis.
What health conditions do urologists treat?
Most men need to see a urologist eventually. Urologists offer a wide range of men's health services. Your urologist can:
- Perform vasectomies
- Reverse vasectomies
- Diagnose and treat male infertility
- Treat low testosterone
- Perform prostate exams
- Diagnose and treat prostate cancer
- Diagnose and treat bladder cancer
- Diagnose and treat testicular cancer
Your urologist helps you manage problems related to your urinary tract. If you have an infection or inflammation, they work with you to resolve your concerns.
Urologists also treat erectile dysfunction. By age 70, up to 70% of men experience some trouble getting or maintaining an erection. These symptoms can be embarrassing, but they're usually treatable.
How are these conditions treated?
Many men's health conditions are treated with lifestyle changes. At Urology Associates Of Southeastern North Carolina, P.A., your provider works with you to create a healthy living plan. For example, they might suggest changing your diet or getting more exercise.
Your provider may also prescribe medication. Prescription drugs can balance your hormones, clear up infections, or reduce inflammation. But if medication doesn't help, you might need surgery.
Urology Associates Of Southeastern North Carolina, P.A. specializes in state-of-the-art, robotic surgeries. The physicians at the practice are highly skilled surgeons, with the expertise you need to achieve top-quality results.
What can I do to protect my long-term health?
Routine care is essential for protecting your health. Get regular physical exams so your provider can diagnose medical problems right away. And if you notice any new or troubling symptoms, don't hesitate to seek a second opinion.
The providers at Urology Associates Of Southeastern North Carolina, P.A. can help you decide if you need extra care. They offer a variety of screenings, including prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests. These tests can diagnose prostate cancer in its early stages.
Ready to take charge of your health? Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.