Health Concerns to be Aware of for Men's Health Month
June is Men’s Health Month, a time when healthcare providers and organizations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and North Texas come together and raise awareness about urologic, prostate, sexual health, and infertility concerns that impact men.
We understand that men’s health needs can be complex and emotional. Our team takes the time to give each patient personalized care when visiting USMD Hospital at Arlington for services.
During this month, we encourage patients to educate themselves about the following issues and contact a physician if they have concerns. Browse our physician directory to connect with a doctor who provides care at our Arlington, TX hospital.
Prostate cancer or prostate conditions
Prostate cancer is common among men. Although it is slow-growing, early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of serious health complications. Common symptoms of prostate cancer include pain or burning during urination, weak or interrupted urinary flow, blood in the urine or semen, or frequent urges to urinate at night. Anyone with these symptoms should consider getting screened right away.
At USMD Hospital at Arlington, our providers can screen patients for prostate cancer and discuss preventive strategies to reduce their risk. Physicians at our hospital also perform procedures for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, such as robotic-assisted surgery.
Many people are surprised to learn erectile dysfunction (ED) is not only common but frequently related to underlying medical issues. Though ED can be uncomfortable to discuss with a doctor, it is an important part of men’s health and should not be overlooked. The following symptoms may indicate ED:
- Trouble getting or maintaining an erection
- Reduced sex drive
- Difficulty achieving orgasm
- Anxiety about sexual performance
Our physicians work closely with patients to explore and understand the underlying causes of ED to determine the most effective treatment plans possible.
Urine leakage may occur when laughing, coughing, or exercising due to weakened pelvic floor muscles or previous surgery. Male incontinence may be embarrassing, but this condition should never go undiagnosed. Our providers may recommend lifestyle changes, medications, or bladder training to help manage incontinence.
Male infertility refers to issues related to sperm production, including low sperm count and poor motility. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle choices, and certain medical conditions can all contribute to infertility.
USMD Hospital at Arlington offers comprehensive services focusing on male reproductive medicine and can help you understand your options for pursuing fatherhood.
Penile deformities, birth defects, and trauma
A penile deformity due to genetics or trauma can significantly impact your quality of life. Health conditions such as Peyronie’s disease may also cause pain, urinary issues, and difficulty having sexual intercourse with a partner. Reconstructive surgery in one of our state-of-the-art operating rooms may be recommended to address a deformity.
Problems such as kidney stones can be extremely painful. Kidney failure is a serious condition requiring ongoing care and management. Call a medical doctor right away if you experience pain or unusual symptoms associated with your kidneys, including:
- Pain in the side and back
- Blood in urine
- Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fever and chills
- Frequent urination
Men's Health Month: Take steps to improve your health
Through increased awareness, men in the DFW area can learn more about men’s health concerns and get the care they need. USMD Hospital at Arlington provides cutting-edge treatments and personalized care, whether you suffer from male incontinence, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, or other conditions. View our physician directory today to find a doctor who is experienced in men’s health. We have the expertise you need to get the answers you deserve.