Men's Health

North Florida Urology Associates

Urologists located in Gainesville, FL & Ocala, FL

Perinchery Narayan, MD, Matthew Loughlin, MD, and the rest of the team of expert urologists at North Florida Urology Associates are committed to improving men’s health with customized treatment plans to address common concerns such as erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and decreased libidos. With offices conveniently located in Gainesville, Ocala, The Villages, St. Augustine, and Palatka, Florida, you can get the medical help you need to reduce disruptive symptoms and improve your overall health and well-being. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Men's Health Q & A

What are common men’s health issues?

Men’s health issues are often misunderstood because of a reluctance to talk about symptoms and conditions. At North Florida Urology Associates, the team of physicians and staff provide a private and nonjudgmental environment where you can talk about health concerns you might not feel comfortable talking about, like a decreased libido or erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, and low testosterone are all more common than you think, and the team at North Florida Urology Associates have decades of experience in helping restore health and virility for their patients with customized treatment plans designed to restore hormonal balance to your body and address any physical issues that are getting in the way of your wellness.

How are men’s health issues diagnosed?

The team at North Florida Urology Associates provide comprehensive consultations and exams to identify the cause of your symptoms whether you’re suffering from weight gain, libido loss, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, or other conditions.

In addition to performing a physical exam, your doctor orders extensive blood and urine testing to screen for signs of heart disease, diabetes, and hormonal imbalances. Your doctor may also suggest an ultrasound to monitor your circulation and check for problems with the blood flow to your genitals.

Your doctor asks questions about your lifestyle and mental and emotional wellness. They often screen for signs of depression and other psychological causes of erectile dysfunction.

How are men’s health issues treated?

Your doctor creates a customized treatment plan to address your specific men’s health issues and symptoms with a combination of therapies, treatments, and medicine. You have long-term follow-up appointments to allow your doctor to monitor your progress and adjust your therapies to optimize your wellness. Treatments may include one or more of the following:

Lifestyle modifications

Lifestyle modifications are a critical part of improving your health and reducing your symptoms. Your doctor recommends dietary changes such as reducing alcohol consumption and following a nutrition plan that is rich in fresh vegetables and lean proteins. You should also make sure to get at least 30 minutes of moderate activity every day. Your physician provides additional advice on how to improve your metabolism.

Testosterone therapy

Your doctor can prescribe testosterone therapy to restore hormonal balance in your body. They may prescribe oral tablets or testosterone pellet, which are injected into your upper buttock and slowly release testosterone.

Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy delivers acoustic pulse energy to your genital tissue to trigger cell growth and regeneration. As new blood vessels and cells grow and your nerves are stimulated, your ability to achieve and maintain a lasting erection increases.

Stem cell therapy

Your stem cells are the building blocks of your body. Your doctor can harvest cells from your own body and then inject them into your genitals to stimulate cell growth and regeneration, which can improve circulation and your ability to achieve and maintain an erection.

If you’re living with men’s health issues such as erectile dysfunction, libido loss, or other signs of low testosterone like weight gain, fatigue, and muscle mass loss, call North Florida Urology Associates or schedule a consultation online today.