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Men’s Health Month

For Men’s Health Month, Care for Your Body and Relationships

June 2021 is Men’s Health Month and UCPA encourages men to make mindful choices for their bodies and the choices that may benefit or strain relationships.

When discussing health, the obvious topics are diet and exercise – for good reason. Diet and exercise help maintain a healthy body, a healthier outlook on life (with good endorphins and fewer weight-related diseases or restrictions), and contribute to a positive self-image.

One of the undiscussed aspects of men’s health is sexual health.

Erectile Dysfunction – Don’t Suffer, Treatment is Available

Unless you are an avid ESPN-watcher and know all the commercials, it is likely that you haven’t discussed sexual health issues. Erectile dysfunction is one of the most common sexual problems for men. Erectile dysfunction or ED is the inability to achieve or maintain an erect penis adequate for sexual intercourse. Nearly 25 million men suffer from ED.

Erectile dysfunction can significantly impact relationships with partners and self-image. Many times, common causes of erectile dysfunction are the result of poor diet and lack of exercise, hereditary diseases or a side effect of cancer treatment.

There are a variety of treatment options available for men suffering from ED – from medications to different therapeutic or surgical options. Depending upon the route chosen, many patients have an 80-90 percent satisfaction rate with their chosen option.

The physicians at UCPA have extensive experience with ED treatment and options.

Vasectomies

Another aspect of men’s sexual health to consider is when you and your partner have completed your family. While many men hesitate at the thought of getting “snipped,” many men find that vasectomies make intercourse more enjoyable without the need for additional protection.

A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure that men choose as a permanent form of birth control.

Vasectomies do not affect sex drive, ability to get an erection or ability to ejaculate.

Take Care of Yourself for Men’s Health Month

As you look at your lifestyle and consider how you can make positive changes this Men’s Health Month, remember to also consider your sexual health. UCPA’s staff is available to discuss options with you at any time.

Contact us by calling:

Harrisburg – 717-724-0720

Camp Hill – 717-762-1174

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