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If you’re like most men, you may not make your health a priority. But many of the major health issues that affect men, such as heart disease and colon cancer, can be prevented. Board-certified internal medicine physician Sasan Massachi, MD, in Beverly Hills, California, is a men’s health specialist and can provide the care you need to maintain or improve your health. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
Men’s health is an area of medicine focused on the unique health care needs of men. While men and women often suffer from many of the same health conditions, men may experience different symptoms. Men also have special medical needs due to their reproductive organs that place them at risk of diseases that don’t affect women, such as prostate and testicular cancer.
There are many health issues that affect men. Some of the most common include:
Dr. Massachi pays special attention to heart health in men. More men die from heart disease than any other illness or disease. In most cases, heart disease is preventable.
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and causes a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to your heart due to the buildup of plaque along the blood vessel walls.
High cholesterol, smoking, and lack of exercise contribute to the development of the plaque that leads to narrowing. Coronary artery disease increases your risk of having a heart attack.
Sexual dysfunction is a major concern for men and a priority for Dr. Massachi. If you’re experiencing low libido or impotence, Dr. Massachi can help. He conducts a comprehensive examination to identify the underlying cause of your sexual dysfunction so he can provide the most effective treatment.
In many cases, a decrease in testosterone is responsible for sexual dysfunction or erectile dysfunction. If Dr. Massachi suspects your hormones are to blame, he tests your levels and prescribes testosterone replacement therapy to restore your levels, if needed.
Nearly 10,000 men receive a testicular cancer diagnosis every year. It most often strikes men between the ages of 20 and 39. Dr. Massachi offers testicular cancer screenings when you come in for your men’s health exam to assess your risk. Early diagnosis and proper treatment significantly decrease your risk of more serious complications or even death.
Regular men’s health visits with Dr. Massachi help you establish a more trusting patient-doctor relationship that often results in better care.
You need to make your health a priority. To schedule a men’s health exam with a specialist, call Sasan Massachi, MD, or request an appointment online today.