Men's Health Care FAQs

How your men’s health care doctor in Houston, TX, can help you stay healthy

Men’s and women’s health care needs are different, and if you are a man, you want a doctor who is an expert at men’s health care. Dr. Tomas Rios, and Dr. Nicolin Neal at Rios Healthcare Associates in Houston, TX, provide a wide range of internal medicine and geriatric medicine services, including men’s health care.

Men’s health care can be complicated, and it’s only natural to have a few questions. These are some of the most frequently asked questions about men’s health care:

What Are Some Common Men’s Health Issues a Men’s Health Care Doctor Can Treat?

There are several ways a men’s health care doctor can help you, including treatment of:

  • Sports injuries
  • Injuries or accidents at work
  • Joint conditions like arthritis
  • Heart conditions like heart disease

There are also medical conditions which are unique to men and having a doctor who is an expert at men’s health is important. Men’s health conditions include:

  • Low testosterone
  • Testicular cancer
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Prostate cancer

What Can Men Do To Stay Healthy?

Men tend to avoid seeking out preventive care as often as women, which can put them at higher risk for illness and disease. In addition to seeking out medical care, men should:

  • Eat a low-fat, heart-healthy diet
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes most days of the week
  • Stop smoking and avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol
  • Learn about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Practice stress reduction techniques like meditation or yoga

Why Are Preventive Care Visits Important for Men?

Preventive care visits can help diagnose illnesses and diseases early when they are easily treatable. This is especially important for precancerous conditions. During a preventive care visit, your doctor will:

  • Perform a comprehensive medical examination
  • Check your blood pressure and other vital signs
  • Administer vaccinations for flu, pneumonia, shingles, and more
  • Prescribe medications to treat underlying conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, and more

Your doctor may also order lab work to check for:

  • High cholesterol, which can clog your arteries
  • Elevated blood sugar, which could indicate diabetes
  • Thyroid hormone levels, which could indicate thyroid issues

Your doctor may also order imaging studies including x-rays, MRI, or CT scan to check for:

  • Arthritis
  • Damaged or thinning bones
  • Damaged or torn ligaments and tendons

These are just a few frequently asked questions about men’s health. To learn more about men’s health services, call Dr. Tomas Rios, and Dr. Nicolin Neal at Rios Healthcare Associates in Houston, TX. You can reach them in the office by calling (832) 323-9230, so call now.