Integrative Medicine Doctors Provide Specialized Men’s Healthcare

Men’s Healthcare Needs Differ from Women’s

You’ve heard the saying “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” … well, nowhere is that more true than in the realm of healthcare. The unique healthcare needs of men often differ significantly from those of women. Yet many doctors simply offer a one-size-fits all approach to men’s health.

At the heart of integrative medicine is the ideology of 100% individualized healthcare – treating each patient as a unique individual with customized treatment plans.

Dr. Nishath Hakim, an esteemed integrated medicine doctor at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, is dedicated to providing specialized men’s healthcare tailored specifically to the needs of male patients. In this article, we explore why men’s healthcare demands a distinct approach. And we delve into the advantages of seeking comprehensive healthcare services offered by integrative medical providers like Doctor Hakim in Royal Oak.

Men Are More Likely to Ignore Their Health

Statistics reveal a concerning trend: men are significantly more likely to overlook their health concerns than women. According to various health organizations, men are less likely to schedule regular check-ups and are often more hesitant to address health issues promptly.

A 2017 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that men were less likely than women to have seen a healthcare provider in the past year for a preventive care visit. More specifically, research conducted by the American Cancer Society found that men were more likely than women to delay seeking treatment for cancer. The study found that 23% of men delayed seeking treatment for cancer, compared to 17% of women.

A 2020 study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that men were less likely than women to have a regular doctor or healthcare provider. The study found that 78% of women had a regular doctor or healthcare provider, compared to 67% of men. And the National Institute on Aging found that men were less likely than women to talk to their doctor about their health. The study found that 54% of men had talked to their doctor about their health in the past year, compared to 66% of women.

Dr. Nishath Hakim in Royal Oak aims to shift the men’s healthcare narrative by offering a comfortable and specialized environment where men can openly discuss and manage their health concerns and obtain personalized medical treatment.

Men’s Disease Prevention Doctor

Specialized men’s doctors focus not only on treating diseases that are common in male patients, but also on preventing them. Three top areas addressed by men’s integrative medicine specialist include cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and hormone decline.

Men’s Heart Disease Doctors

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. However, men are more likely than women to develop heart disease. In 2020, about 11.6% of men had heart disease, compared to 8.8% of women. Men are also more likely than women to have a heart attack. In 2020, about 346,100 men had a first heart attack, compared to 232,000 women.

Men are also more 25% more likely than women to die from heart disease. In 2020, about 258,000 men died from heart disease, compared to 201,900 women.

Dr. Hakim specializes in preventing cardiovascular issues through the Bale-Doneen Method, a personalized approach to heart attack and stroke prevention. This method involves in-depth risk assessments and focuses on early detection and prevention strategies tailored to each patient.

Men’s Metabolic Syndrome Doctors

Metabolic syndrome is a group of five conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and other health problems. These conditions include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess abdominal fat, abnormal cholesterol levels, and increased waist circumference. There are approximately 29 million adult men in the United States with metabolic syndrome.

Addressing metabolic syndrome is another key aspect of men’s integrative medicine doctors. By providing comprehensive assessments and personalized treatment plans, Dr. Hakim helps men mitigate the risks associated with metabolic syndrome, such as diabetes and heart disease.

Men’s Hormone Replacement Doctor

Testosterone levels in men decline gradually but significantly as a man ages. This process is known as “andropause”. Testosterone levels in men typically begin to decline gradually in their mid-30s, with about a 1-2% reduction per year.

Physically, low testosterone levels in men may cause reduced energy levels, fatigue, and a decline in muscle mass and strength. Sexual health can also be profoundly affected by “Low T”, leading to a decrease in libido, erectile dysfunction, and diminished overall sexual performance. Emotional well-being is also impacted by men’s hormone decline, with symptoms including irritability, mood swings, and a heightened risk of depression.

Men with low testosterone may notice changes in body composition, such as increased body fat, particularly around the abdomen. Additionally, there may be cognitive effects, such as difficulty concentrating and memory issues.

Many traditional internists, family doctors, or general practitioners simple address individual symptoms – often with a pill – without diagnosing and remedying the underlying hormone deficiency responsible for these problems.

Recognizing the pivotal role hormones play in virtual all aspects of men’s health, specialized men’s integrative medicine doctors offer hormone balancing services. This is crucial for maintaining overall well-being, energy levels, sexual performance, mental clarity, and other issues related to testosterone decline.

Men’s health specialist Dr. Nishath Hakim specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to address the many issues associated with hormone insufficiency. By customizing BHRT treatment plans, she is able enhance men’s sexual health, prevent disease, increase vitality, assist with weight loss, and greatly improve a man’s overall quality of life.

Men’s Medical Aesthetics Doctor

A men’s integrative medicine specialist will also recognize that it is important for men to look as good as they feel! Dr. Hakim extends her expertise to medical aesthetics, offering services like men’s Botox (aka Brotox) and dermal fillers than can take years off a man’s appearance. These non-invasive aesthetic procedures available at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak are performed in a discreet and private environment – helping men reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

Dr. Hakim also specializes in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy coupled with microneedling. These natural cellular rejuvenation treatments aid in the reduction of acne or other scars, minimizes wrinkles, and promotes skin revitalization.

Specialized Men’s Doctors | Royal Oak

If you are a man in the Royal Oak or greater Oakland County area, don’t wait until it’s too late to see a doctor. Specialized men’s healthcare services at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak don’t just treat health issues – they can prevent them.

With a comprehensive approach encompassing disease prevention, sexual health, weight management, hormone balancing, medical aesthetics, and more, Dr. Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak offers personalized healthcare for the whole man. By addressing the unique health needs of men and fostering a comfortable and discreet environment of open communication, Dr. Hakim is committed to helping men achieve optimal health and well-being at every age.

Schedule a specialized men’s doctors appointment at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak today  – and take control of your health so you will live with health and vitality now and for years to come.

Men’s Doctor | Royal Oak: 248-997-4242