With Father’s Day being celebrated every June, the month is certainly a great one to honor men. But Father’s Day is not the only June event specifically for men. The entire month is actually Men’s Health Month, and it’s a great time to take a moment to assess your overall health and get an annual checkup. [Read more…]
At Optimum Mens Health, in addition to specialized treatments and therapies, we provide a wide range of primary care screenings and physicals. One screening you should never skip is for skin cancer. [Read more…]
With many overlapping symptoms associated with both the common cold and seasonal allergies, it can be difficult to discern just what exactly is going on with your body. Whether you’re experiencing symptoms of a cold virus or allergies, Optimum Mens Health has you covered with treatment options. [Read more…]
Suffering from unmanaged back pain or erectile dysfunction (ED)? Optimum Mens Health now offers a pain-free, non-invasive option for treating various ailments, including both ED and several types of musculoskeletal pain. Acoustic wave therapy is a simple, nonsurgical treatment that may actually repair damaged tissue as opposed to simply managing symptoms. [Read more…]
In men, testosterone is the main anabolic hormone produced by our bodies. Testosterone regulates fertility, muscle mass, fat distribution, red blood cell production, bone mineral density, mood, and libido. Male hypogonadism, or diminished testes function, can result in weight gain, loss of muscle mass, fatigue, an inability to focus, and waking without an erection. Men can actually experience low testosterone levels as early as their twenties. The good news is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can help! But BEWARE – it is not a one-size-fits-all solution, as many providers treat it. [Read more…]
We all slack off a little on exercise routines and healthy eating habits during the holiday season. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, I typically indulge because I know when the first of the year rolls around, I will tighten the reins again. Despite a few indulgences, I do stay diligent with two habits that make a huge difference without too much effort. This holiday season, enjoy the parties and get-togethers, but focus on getting enough sleep and drinking plenty of water to greatly impact your overall health and well being. [Read more…]
I never really considered NOT eating meat. As an avid weight lifter, I always thought the more protein, the better. I usually ate meat for lunch and dinner and had whey protein shakes throughout the day. I ate vegetables and fruits, but I never considered a plant-based diet until I watched the Netflix documentary What the Health. The film really made me reconsider eating meat and whether meat is as healthy as I once thought. Understanding that documentaries can be biased, I still came away with some food for thought. [Read more…]
Low testosterone is not a one size fits all condition, and neither are our treatment plans. We take an individualized approach to testosterone replacement therapy.
Why is this important? Many clinics put every patient on the same dose. This means the majority of men are on too high of a dose, which puts them at risk for side effects. At Optimum Mens Health, we titrate slowly your effective dose to avoid the side effects that come from the one size fits all approach to testosterone replacement therapy. [Read more…]
When I began the journey of opening this clinic for men, I envisioned a ‘one stop shop’ that would provide the services you expect from a family practice doctor along with specific treatment programs for conditions like erectile dysfunction and low testosterone. My goal is to give men an individualized plan tailored for their needs, and those needs involve preventative and primary care. [Read more…]
Low testosterone is only a problem for men in their forties, right?
Many people assume that issues with low testosterone typically begin between the ages of 40 and 45 but for many men, that’s not the case. Often men in their 20s and 30s ignore physical symptoms that indicate that their testosterone levels are decreasing. I was one of those men. [Read more…]