Men's Health Specialist

Urology Specialty Care of Miami -  - Urologist

Urology Specialty Care of Miami

Urologists located in Miami, FL

Men face a variety of specific health conditions that require a knowledgeable and experienced physician. Health risks like prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, and low testosterone are treatable if you receive a diagnosis early. At Urology Specialty Care of Miami, the highly trained urologists offer advanced diagnostics and the latest procedures relating to men’s health. To learn more about the latest advancement in men’s health diagnostics and treatments, schedule a consultation at this Miami, Florida practice online or by calling the office.

Men's Health Q & A

Urology Specialty Care of Miami

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual condition that involves men having difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection. Erectile dysfunction is a common condition, especially as you age, but it’s not a regular part of aging.

ED can point to a problem with one or more of your body’s systems, including hormones, muscles, blood vessels, or your brain. In some cases, emotional and mental health may play a part.

The condition may also be related to medical conditions, including:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Certain medications

Dr. Daniel Martinez -- an ED specialist -- can evaluate all aspects of your health to determine the cause of erectile dysfunction. He initially may recommend lifestyle changes to treat ED.

If those changes aren’t successful, Dr. Martinez might try medications or surgery, perhaps involving a penile implant, to alleviate the symptoms of ED.

What are the Risks Factors for Prostate Cancer?

A variety of factors can influence your risk for developing prostate cancer, including:

  • Age: The risks for prostate cancer are typically low for men under 50 but can rapidly increase after that age.
  • Family History: There may be genetic risks for prostate cancer, so you are at a higher risk if you have a father or brother with the disease.
  • Ethnicity: Men of African-American and Caribbean heritage are more likely to get cancer than men of other races.

Your lifestyle habits also may put you at risk of developing prostate cancer, especially if you have a poor diet, are obese, smoke cigarettes, or have a sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhea or chlamydia.

What Does it Mean if I Have Low Testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone found in both men and women, although it’s more prevalent in men. The testicles produce testosterone, which influences a man’s sexual development, his appearance, and his sex drive. Testosterone also builds muscles and bone mass and stimulates the production of sperm.

Testosterone production naturally decreases as you age. This can cause a variety of symptoms when it falls too far. These symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Low sex drive
  • Mood changes
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low semen count
  • Increased body fat
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Decreased bone mass

Your doctor can test your hormone levels through blood work and may suggest hormone therapy and lifestyle changes to increase your testosterone levels.

Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more.