According to the National Institute of Health, men tend to ignore their health. Compared to women, men tend to avoid the doctor, smoking, drinking and making unhealthy choices.
That's why doctors at UVA started the Charlottesville Men's Four Miler: To help men take their health seriously. The event gives participants a chance to gain awareness about the specific health issues men face and to get moving.
Learn more about this annual race for men's health.
Men's Health Risks
#1 Risk: Heart Disease
Your heart could be a ticking time bomb. Read these tips on how you can get ahead of heart disease.
What do obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol have in common? They can all be treated with diet and exercise. They're all risk factors for stroke.
Don't Give Up on Your Golf Swing
Did you know? Not only do we have orthopedic specialists for joint and bone issues, but we can help you optimize your game at our SPEED clinic.
Get Screened Early
The sooner the diagnosis, the easier it is to treat cancers that mainly affect men, like prostate and colon cancer.
Male Fertility and Sexuality
When facing issues affecting your reproductive system, you want doctors you can trust.
That's why we provide a special focus on issues affecting male fertility and sexual health. We have in-depth expertise you need when addressing sensitive and complex conditions like.
When couples experience infertility, male infertility is the cause half the time. We offer a variety of effective methods to evaluate and treat infertility in men, including IVF and sperm retrieval. We can also help with healthy contraception and reproduction through our fertility services.
If the inability to attain or keep an erection is preventing you from sexual intercourse, we can find an effective treatment for you. Find out how we diagnose and treat erectile dysfunction (ED).
Decreased energy? Can’t concentrate? Moodiness? You may be suffering from low testosterone, or low T. Also called hypogonadism, low T can also reduce bone density and prevent you from building lean muscle mass. Testosterone replacement therapycan make a difference — find out how.
Penile & Urethral Reconstruction
Do you have issues in your urinary tract or penis? These include:
- Scar tissue build up
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hidden, bent or curved penis (Peyronie’s)
If so, you could benefit from penile implants, penis straightening and other penile reconstructive services.
PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENTS
Our research and education center works to find better ways to diagnose and treat prostate cancer, the most common cancer in American men, aside from skin cancer. We treat prostate cancer with the latest innovative treatments, including da Vinci® Robotic Surgery.
RELIEF FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
For fewer side effects and shorter recovery time, we offer GreenLight Laser treatment.
See our full range of services to care for your prostate.