Men's Health

Edward  A.  Kelly Jr., MD -  - Family Medicine

Downingtown Family Practice

Edward A. Kelly Jr., MD

Family Medicine located in Downington, PA

Downingtown Family Practice understands the unique needs of men living in the Downingtown, Pennsylvania area. Dr. Edward A. Kelly Jr. offers comprehensive care and long-lasting support to men of all ages. While men are vulnerable to the same diseases as everybody else, some issues are particular to their gender and require special care, like prostate complications. Downingtown Family Practice can help you avoid gender-specific health risks and develop a healthy lifestyle. Call today or book an appointment online to schedule your first consultation with Dr. Kelly.

Men's Health Q & A

What services are included in men’s health?

Men’s health services typically include:

  • Primary care
  • Orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Reproductive services
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology and digestive health

What are some of the most common men’s health issues?

The most common men’s health issues aren’t necessarily gender-specific. Men most commonly experience heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Downingtown Family Practice specializes in treating each of these issues with utmost care, finding effective preventions and solutions that work for you.

What can you do to stay healthy and prevent disease?

Good health comes from a regular and healthy lifestyle, and that applies to both men and women. A good balance of diet and exercise, along with stress management, will ensure that you remain healthy as you age.

Downingtown Family Practice helps you identify what you need to do to keep your testosterone levels and prostate normal while providing quality primary care to prevent the risk of health complications.

What is low testosterone, and what are the symptoms?

Testosterone is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands that's present in both men and women. It’s needed to maintain bone density, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, red blood production, and sex drive.

Men produce seven to eight times more testosterone than women. It’s what determines both a man’s appearance and his behavior. Testosterone levels decrease with age, leading to significant physical and emotional disturbances, including the following symptoms:

  • Low sex drive
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low semen volume
  • Loss of bone and muscle mass
  • Mood swings

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction refers to a man’s inability to maintain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. It’s also known as impotence.

Common among men 65 years old and older, erectile dysfunction is caused by stress and other related health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and more.

What is the prostate and why is its health important?

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland whose primary function is to secrete prostate fluid, an essential element of sperm. As an integral part of the male reproductive system, the prostate can cause multiple complications.

More than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions. Paying attention to your prostate will help you prevent complications. Some of these include:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Prostatitis: an infection of the gland that causes swelling and pain

Downingtown Family Practice provides specialty care to answer all the questions you might have about your health and prevent any prospective conditions. Book an appointment today either online or by phone to stay healthy.

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