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Men’s Health

As men age, undergoing appropriate health screenings becomes increasingly critical to safeguard and even enhance our well-being. Early detection of diseases through these screenings can enable us to address potentially serious conditions or prevent complications associated with existing health issues. Depending on age and risk factors, there are several conditions for which men should regularly be screened. To determine when it’s suitable to undergo these screenings, don’t hesitate to consult your physician or a pharmacist from West Knoll Pharmacy.

Hypogonadism

Men produce less testosterone as they get older. Testosterone may affect energy levels, sexual performance, arousal, mood, cardiac health, and other bodily functions. A simple test can determine your blood levels. Ask your West Knoll pharmacist about customized hormone replacement therapies that could restore your testosterone to normal levels.

Prostate Health

Screening tests can detect early disease, and treatments are generally effective if caught early. Several prescription and non-prescription nutraceuticals can improve prostate function.

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

In general, the risk of developing high blood pressure goes up with age. Lifestyle and body weight plays a major role. However, genetics is a primary determinant. Hypertension could be treated with various pharmaceutical modalities. The right choice for treatment depends on many factors. Ask your physician about the right choice for you. Our pharmacists would be glad to discuss potential drug interactions or side effects directly related to men’s health.

High Cholesterol Levels

Along with genetic predisposition, high cholesterol levels could cause a build-up of “plaque” along the walls of your blood vessels. Such a condition could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease which may lead to heart attacks or strokes. A simple “lipid” panel could give you a baseline level of several key factors such as total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, VLDL, CRP, etc. Medications, along with lifestyle changes, could significantly reduce your risk of heart disease. Feel free to call us to discuss your current regimen or alternative therapies which may be equally therapeutic but more cost effective.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Although we do not have a cure for AIDS, we have several excellent treatment models that can keep the virus from causing HIV-related illnesses. Many patients have undetectable viral loads, and most of our patients lead active lifestyles. We carry all available FDA-approved HIV medications. Our knowledgeable pharmacists can answer all your questions as well as arrange for delivery of your medications anywhere in the United States.