Men's Health Specialist

Commonwealth Medical Center

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Arlington, VA

Did you know that 12.4% of American men over the age of 18 are already in poor health, and that 32.1% of American men over the age of 20 are defined as obese? If you don’t want to be one of these statistics, take care of your body by getting checkups tailored to men’s health at Commonwealth Medical Center, located in Arlington, Virginia. To book an appointment with the experienced team, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Men's Health Q&A

What are the top threats to men’s health?

The top threats to men’s health include:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic lower respiratory illnesses
  • Cancer
  • Accidental injuries

To keep disease and injury at bay, you can make a few simple changes to your lifestyle and routine. These include:

  • Eating a balanced diet filled with lean protein, fruits and veggies, high fiber, and whole grains
  • Learning to manage your stress in healthy ways
  • Not smoking, and avoiding exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Maintaining a healthy weight for your body
  • Getting some exercise
  • Limiting your alcohol intake to just two drinks a day if you’re under 65, and just one drink a day if you’re over 65

Another way to maintain your health is by going to the doctor not only for emergencies, but also for regular checkups. When you routinely visit your doctor, you’re giving yourself a fighting chance to stop big health problems before they start.

Can men under 50 have low testosterone?

Yes. After the age of 30, all men experience a slow decline in testosterone levels. Some, however, experience a much sharper decline than normal, typically due to other factors, such as:

  • Lung diseases like COPD
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Myotonic dystrophy
  • Kallmann syndrome
  • Pituitary gland issues (disorders, tumors, etc.)
  • HIV
  • Chemotherapy or radiation
  • Trauma to the testes
  • Steroid use

What are symptoms of low testosterone?

Symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Fatigue
  • Depression and moodiness
  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Brain fog

Fortunately, the doctors at Commonwealth Medical Center offer treatments for low testosterone in men. Testosterone replacement therapy is a great option for men who no longer produce the hormone. Possible treatment forms include injections, gels, or patches.

Other men may recover their testosterone levels by eating better and exercising. To find out the best way to treat your low testosterone, make an appointment.

Your health is important. Take care of yourself with routine checkups and by going in to see a doctor if you suspect you’re ill. Take this step with Commonwealth Medical Center today by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online.