Men’s Clinic (Men’s Health)
Men have unique health needs in order to stay vitalized, avoid illness, optimize performance and improve stamina. Resilience, the ability to recover quickly after expending effort or experiencing stress, is a key contributing factor. The Akasha Men’s Wellness program is designed to support resilience, vitality, and retention of youthfulness, to optimize performance at work, in sports, and in bed.
During your initial 60-minute consultation, our doctors listen to your specific health concerns, take a thorough health history and perform physical exams and laboratory tests in order to evaluate your current health and hormonal status. At your follow up appointment you will be provided with a personalized treatment plan that addresses both your current health concerns and provides the preventative strategies to optimize your health and wellness. Bio-identical hormone replacement and/or natural ways to increase the bio-availability of your own endogenous testosterone (produced by your body) are the cornerstone of our treatment approach when indicated.
We also treat many other different conditions at Akasha’s Men’s Clinic. Some common conditions for which we develop a personalized treatment approach are:
– Low testosterone / Hypogonadism
Low Hormone level is one of the major causes of fatigue, low libido, decreased exercise stamina leading to weight gain, depression plus other symptoms. Decreased hormone levels have also been associated with many diseases, including heart disease.
Testosterone is the primary male hormone and is vital for energy, feelings of well-being and libido. Levels of testosterone decline with age starting at age 35 and are lowered in men with many chronic health issues such as high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and HIV disease. Low testosterone can contribute to osteoporosis and problems with the cardiovascular system, as hormones have important effects throughout the body. There are safe and natural ways to increase testosterone levels, leading to profound improvements in your quality of life, mood, sexual interest and performance.
Chronic prostatitis and other prostate disorders
Prostatitis is an infection of the prostate gland that can frequently go undetected, yet can contribute to ill health including pain and erectile dysfunction. Other prostate issues including benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and prostate cancer are common and important that they be detected and treated. The Men’s Clinic at Akasha will educate you on symptoms to watch for and perform testing to be sure there are no prostate related issues requiring treatment.
– Low libido
Low libido is a common problem found in men. This can be due to physical factors, stress, nutritional issues or the presence of chronic medical conditions. Libido is important for a sense of well-being and because sex is an important way to achieve intimacy and fulfillment in general. The Men’s Clinic at Akasha will work with you to identify the underlying issues causing lowered libido and to address them with you.
Male depression is a serious condition that is frequently undiagnosed. Depression can be triggered by financial stress, relationship issues or even changes in the seasons. Many men feel they should just be able to “deal with it” on their own, so don’t recognize the problem or seek help. This can lead to serious consequences and obviously impact a man’s entire sense of well-being. Depression does affect physical health. It causes the stress system to stay activated which can damage the heart and generally leads to careless behavior. At Akasha we have a specific team including psychotherapists and medical doctors who will work together to identify and treat mild or major depression with or without western medications.
– Cardiovascular Disease
Men are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease than women. Risk factors include poor diet, being overweight, family history of heart disease or stroke, hypertension, diabetes, HIV and age above 50. At the Akasha Men’s Clinic, we use advanced testing to identify early signs of cardiovascular disease. We utilize evidence-based natural therapies as well as western medications to work with you to optimize your ability to prevent consequences such as heart attack or stroke or to help in the recovery and prevention of future problems if any heart problems have already arisen.
– Anal Cancer
Anal cancer is caused by the same virus (Human Papilloma Virus) that causes cervical cancer, and there are proven methods to screen for early pre-cancerous lesions. Every man who has a history of genital warts, of HIV or of having sex with men should be screened annually for such lesions, which can be easily treated if found early. Left unchecked, anal cancer can be disastrous. At the Men’s Clinic at Akasha, we utilize a more advanced technique than most, called anoscopy, to identify and treat even the earliest signs of anal cancer.
– The Men’s Clinic at Akasha uses the following therapies:
- Allopathic medicine (western prescriptions, diagnostic imaging, hospitalization and/or co-management with specialists)
- Nutritional counseling, promoting a Mediterranean diet to decrease inflammation and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
- Lifestyle modifications
- Botanical Medicine
- Nutritional Supplements
- Physical therapy and exercise counseling
- Physical Medicine: (including: Osteopathic assessment and manipulation; Craniosacral therapy; Massage; Reflexology)
- Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
- Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
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