Men's Health Specialist

Grace Family Health

Family Medicine & Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Murrieta, CA & Menifee, CA

Men are 75% less likely to see a doctor than their female counterparts, and half haven’t had a preventive care visit or their cholesterol checked in over a year. Grace Family Health, with offices in Murrieta, Temecula, and Menifee, California, treats all aspects of men’s health, whether you’re having a medical issue or need preventive care. Call or make an appointment online today.

Men's Health Q & A

What are men’s health issues?

Men tend to suffer from several health conditions in higher numbers than women. These include:

  • Nearly 10 times more inguinal hernias 
  • Five times aortic aneurysms
  • Four times gout
  • Three times kidney stones
  • Two times emphysema and duodenal ulcer

Men also tend to become alcoholics and get bladder cancer in greater numbers. To avoid these men’s health issues, as well as prostate cancer, low testosterone, colon cancer, and heart disease, make an appointment at Grace Family Health for early diagnosis. The team offers screening tests to help find conditions early. Early detection makes many men’s health issues simpler to treat.  

What happens during a men’s health examination?

Be sure to see the team at Grace Family Health if you feel under the weather and for well visits beginning around age 21. At these visits, your doctor checks your:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • HIV status

As you age, additional tests performed at Grace Family Health include checking your Hepatitis C status and tests for both colon and prostate cancer. During your exam, your doctor will discuss behavioral factors that negatively affect men’s health and how to improve your chances of living longer. These include:

  • Risky behavior including unprotected sex
  • Aggression and violence
  • Smoking, drinking, and substance abuse
  • Diet and lack of exercise
  • Lack of routine medical care

These conversations are essential because stress, hostility, and anger increase your risk of heart disease, and strong interpersonal relationships help reduce the risk of many health problems.

Why are men’s health exams important?

Men are susceptible to more chronic illnesses and die at a younger age than women because men are more likely to make unhealthy choices. These include drinking, smoking, and putting off seeing a doctor. Early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment with your physician help to improve men’s health.

Regardless of why you avoid the doctor, if it’s time for a men’s health check or you’re not feeling well, call or make an appointment online today at Grace Family Health in Murrieta, Temecula, and Menifee, California.