Men's Health Specialist

The Medical Place Family Practice

Family Medicine located in West Columbia, SC

It’s easy to neglect your health unless you’re experiencing a specific problem. But when you and your family have the same physician, it’s a little easier to maintain healthy habits. Let family medicine specialist Dr. Tasha M. Boone help you monitor your health. Call The Medical Place Family Practice in West Columbia, South Carolina or book an appointment online today.

Men's Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health has become more of a concern in recent years. Not only do men have a shorter life expectancy than women, but they also have higher death rates when it comes to accidents, murder, suicide, and liver disorders.

On the whole, men are notorious for neglecting their health. They tend to drink and smoke more than women and work in more dangerous fields. The extra stress that men often experience can lead to poor sleep, negative emotions, overeating, and substance abuse. Men also visit the doctor less frequently.

Proper health care increases men’s awareness of pressing health concerns while saving more men from premature death and enhancing their quality of life.

What are some common men’s health concerns?

Just as women have their particular issues, men deal with a few unique health problems, including:

  • Prostate issues
  • Testicular cancer
  • Declining testosterone levels
  • Sexual dysfunction

The greatest concerns for men are potentially life-threatening diseases. Regular healthcare can help prevent the most common killers of men in the United States, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Stroke
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia

Suicide is also more common among men, so it’s important to address your stress levels and possible signs of depression during your healthcare exams.

How does a family medicine specialist approach men’s health?

Dr. Boone evaluates your lifestyle and your risks for disease while keeping track of related screenings and tests you need along the way. If she can detect a disease early enough, even before symptoms develop, Dr. Boone can provide treatment to get your disease under control and prevent complications.

Not only does Dr. Boone encourage good health habits for disease prevention and a long life, but she also helps you plan for healthier living. She may suggest that you quit smoking, for example, or she might recommend dietary changes to address high blood pressure.

For your family’s sake and your own, don’t neglect your health; rely on Dr. Boone’s expert guidance. Call The Medical Place Family Practice or book an appointment online today.