Men’s Health Specialist

HealthWellnessMD is pleased to offer a broad range of minimally invasive procedures, screenings and treatments aimed at improving health for men in Dallas, Texas. Be sure to schedule your annual wellness exam and discuss any health concerns or questions with Dr. Maryann Prewitt.

Men’s Health Q & A

by Maryann Prewitt, MD, FACOG

What are testosterone pellets?

Testosterone pellet therapy helps replace testosterone loss due to aging or other factors. This is important for men because testosterone deficiency can cause fatigue, poor mental function, low libido and difficulty having or sustaining erections. Dr. Prewitt uses natural BioTE bio-identical hormone pellets which allow your body to absorb what it needs and dissolve the rest. The effective treatment causes few if any side effects.

What vaccinations should men receive?

All adults regardless of gender need immunizations to lower their risk of catching or spreading serious diseases. Every year you should get a flu vaccine especially if you have a chronic health condition or are elderly. Getting one Tdap vaccine is important for preventing whooping cough and you should get a tetanus and diphtheria booster every 10 years.

How can I prevent heart disease?

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the US and the risk for men increases after age 45. A healthy lifestyle can go a long way toward lowering these risks. Aim to exercise regularly, eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and stay aware of your cholesterol, triglyceride and blood pressure levels through routine exams. Not smoking, managing stress and maintaining a healthy body weight also promote cardiovascular health.

What health screenings should men get?

Dr. Prewitt provides a variety of important health screenings for men which may be done at routine wellness exams or as needed when symptoms arise.

Men’s screening options include:

  • Cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure/hypertension
  • Prostate conditions
  • Low testosterone
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Thyroid disease

How can I control my weight?

Losing weight requires burning more calories than you consume regularly. If you carry excess pounds eating more nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while cutting back on processed items such as sugary and fried foods—which tend to be less satiating and denser in calories—can help. Staying physically active is also important for weight control. Dr. Prewitt recommends that men aim for 25% cardiovascular exercise and 75% weight resistance training.

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