Our kidneys play an important role in filtering waste from our blood to keep us healthy, while the bladder helps us manage our urine flow. Health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension can damage the kidneys and bladder, but noticeable symptoms often do not develop until late or irreversible stages. A kidney and bladder evaluation will assess their function, as well as ascertain if there are any abnormal growths or developments.
As men age, problems can arise in the prostate gland – including prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Prostate enlargement typically presents with bothersome urinary symptoms, such as frequent and night urination, which can greatly impact your quality of life. On the other hand, prostate cancer often develops without any symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. A prostate evaluation can detect cancer while it is still highly treatable, even before symptoms manifest.
Male factors are responsible in about 40% of infertile couples. Such factors include low sperm count, poor sperm quality, varicoceles, ejaculatory disorders or hormonal imbalance.
When a couple experiences difficulty conceiving, both partners should be assessed for low fertility. Male factors, such as low sperm count, are responsible in about 40% of infertile couples. An additional 40% of infertile couples have problems traced to the female partner, such as irregular ovulation or imbalance of reproductive hormones.
Testosterone plays an important role in a man's sex drive, muscle mass, mental and physical energy. Testosterone deficiency typically affects older men, but can also affect young men for a variety of reasons. If left untreated, it increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and early mortality.