Men’s Health

Men's health includes a range of issues specific to men, like testosterone levels, sexual health, and a tendency to adopt unhealthy habits. Common men’s health issues include testicular cancer, urinary problems, and prostate conditions. 

Men often face challenges in maintaining both their mental and physical health to secure long and healthy lives. In contrast to women, men are more likely to engage in excessive smoking, drinking, and other unhealthy lifestyle choices. They often avoid medical care and regular check-ups as well.

Common health conditions like diabetes and heart-related problems are the leading causes of men’s death. Even though these issues are preventable and manageable, men are known for not giving enough priority to their health.

At Destiny Internal Medicine, we offer comprehensive medical care dedicated to preventing, diagnosing, and managing various men's health issues. Our services also include regular check-ups and screenings to ensure the maintenance of optimal health.

Prostate Disease

The prostate gland, situated at the base of the bladder, is a male reproductive organ. It produces fluids crucial for protecting and nourishing sperm cells. Beyond the age of 55, approximately 25% of men experience a prostate condition, a figure that rises to 50% by the age of 70. 

The three common forms of prostate disease include:

  • Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate, which is a common condition among younger men aged between 30 and 50 years. Antibacterial drugs and supportive treatments can help manage this condition.
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, is common among older men. Though not a life-threatening condition, BPH significantly affects your quality of life. Treatment options may include medications or surgery based on your condition. 
  • Prostate cancer usually affects men above 50 years, where cancerous cells are initially confined within the prostate gland. Over time, these cancer cells can spread to other areas and enter the vascular and lymphatic systems. Treatment options may include surgery and other options like chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 

Although the symptoms may vary depending on the type of prostate disease, common signs may include difficult and painful urination and blood in urine.

Urinary and Prostate Problems

The urethra is a slender tube that passes through the prostate gland. Urine flows from the bladder to the penis through the urethra. Additionally, the fluid produced by the prostate gland to nourish sperm cells also travels from the seminal glands into the urethra via the ejaculatory ducts.

As you age, you might encounter urinary problems due to enlargement of the prostate gland. Common urinary symptoms that you might experience include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Painful urination
  • Presence of blood in the urine
  • Unusual discharge from the penis
  • Persistent or severe urinary incontinence (inability to control urine flow).

The treatment can vary depending on the severity and cause of the urinary issue. The treatment options for urinary and prostate problems may include:

1. Medications 

Our physicians may suggest medications depending on the urinary issue you have. Medications might include:

  • Antibacterial medicines to treat infection and inflammation
  • Medications to reduce the tone of the muscles of the urethra and prostate
  • Medication to reduce prostate gland size
  • Medications to relax the bladder and reduce unwanted contractions

2. Surgery

In certain cases, surgery may be necessary, depending on the condition of your prostate and the severity of your urinary issues. The specific surgical procedure can vary based on factors such as the size of the prostate and the condition of your urethra.

Testicular Cancer

As part of the male reproductive system, the testicles are two oval glands responsible for producing and storing sperm. When malignant cancer cells develop in testicular tissue, the condition is referred to as testicular cancer or cancer of the testis. 

Similar to any form of cancer, testicular cancer is a severe condition. However, testicular cancer is highly treatable and often curable. Symptoms and signs of testicular cancer may include: 

  • Painless lump in the testicle
  • Swelling or fluid accumulation in the scrotum
  • A change in the size and shape of the testicle
  • Dull ache in the lower abdomen, testicle, or scrotum

Surgery is the common treatment option for testicular cancer. You may also undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It is important to note that anyone with testicles can develop testicular cancer, including transgender women, male-assigned non-binary people, or intersex people.

We offer a full range of care and services aimed at preventing, promptly detecting, diagnosing, and effectively managing testicular cancer.


A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an illness usually transmitted through sexual activity. STDs that are common in men include:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis
  • HIV

STDs can cause physical & mental discomfort if left untreated. Early detection is necessary to avoid further transmission. Symptoms of STDs may include: 

  • Rashes, blisters, sores on the penis or anus
  • Pain during urination or ejaculation
  • Frequent urination
  • Smelly and strange discharge

The treatment for STDs is simple and usually involves medications such as antibiotics and antiviral drugs, as well as vaccinations, depending on the specific type of STD. 

While some STDs are curable, certain conditions are not. Fortunately, they can be effectively managed through proper medical help. 

At Destiny Internal Medicine, we conduct timely screening tests to identify any STDs or other infections. Our team offers medical assistance and treatment to effectively address STDs. 

Heart Issues in Men

Heart disease ranks among the leading causes of death for men in the USA.  Health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, combined with poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and excessive alcohol intake, contribute to an increased risk of heart-related issues.

Routine health checkups, including screenings or tests such as blood pressure and cholesterol, can help detect heart problems before they escalate. Monitoring your heart health and getting medical help can be instrumental in managing conditions related to your heart.

At Destiny Internal Medicine, we provide comprehensive care to manage various cardiovascular conditions. Our team takes cardiovascular care beyond treating symptoms and focuses on achieving optimal heart health. 

Treatment for Men’s Health Issues with Destiny Internal Medicine in Aurora, CO

At Destiny Internal Medicine, we provide comprehensive medical care to prevent, detect, and treat any men's health issues you may be experiencing. Our expert team collaborates with you to deliver personalized care and medical assistance tailored to your specific needs.

To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, call us at 720-324-4777 or request an appointment online. 

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