Participating in men’s health services like preventive screenings and annual physical exams can alert you to serious health problems and help you age more gracefully. At BodyLogicMD of Hartford in Glastonbury, Connecticut, board-certified integrative medicine specialist Anita Petruzzelli, MD, offers a wide range of men’s health services, including diagnoses and treatment of common problems like low libido, decreased muscle mass, and sleep problems. To schedule your men’s health appointment, call the office or book online today.
Men’s health is a branch of medicine focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and other health problems in men.
Although men and women experience many of the same issues, studies show that men are much less likely to visit the doctor regularly or take unusual symptoms seriously. As a result, they’re also more likely to experience heart attacks and other conditions that can lead to premature death.
At BodyLogicMD of Hartford, Dr. Petruzzelli regularly works with men to diagnose and treat a variety of common problems, including:
Men’s health services can also diagnose and treat sexual health problems like low libido and erectile dysfunction.
There are several things you can do to improve your general health and well-being. Dr. Petruzzelli recommends:
An annual physical exam presents an opportunity to check in on your health. During the exam, Dr. Petruzzelli monitors your vital signs, takes your blood pressure, and orders laboratory tests to monitor your cholesterol, blood sugar, and hormone levels. It’s important to discuss any unusual symptoms you’re experiencing so Dr. Petruzzelli can make recommendations to help you feel better.
If you eat a balanced, nutritious diet, you’re less likely to experience heart-related health problems, diabetes, and fatigue. No two men are exactly alike, but Dr. Petruzzelli usually recommends consuming fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and plenty of water.
Participating in cardiovascular exercise and strength training lowers your risk of heart disease and weight gain. Research shows it also releases endorphins, or “feel-good” chemicals, throughout your body, lowering your risk of depression and anxiety.
Men are more likely than their female counterparts to drink alcohol and use tobacco. Quitting these and other bad habits, like eating an unhealthy diet or living a sedentary lifestyle, can improve your health, energy levels, and quality of life.
After a thorough men’s health exam, Dr. Petruzzelli develops a custom treatment plan to help you feel better. Depending on your needs, this might include testosterone pellet therapy, hormone peptides, diet recommendations, a new exercise regimen, or nutritional supplements.
To schedule your men’s health appointment at BodyLogicMD of Hartford, call the office or book online today. It’s the first step toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.