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Men's Health services offered in Laredo and Zapata, TX

Men’s health can cover a broad range of medical care needs, ranging from annual wellness and preventive care checkups to testosterone testing and treatment of sports injuries. At Border Clinic, PLLC, Claudia Mercado, MD, and Mario Salinas, DNP, FNP-C, offer comprehensive men’s health care to cover all your needs in one convenient place. To schedule an appointment for men's health services, call the office in Laredo, Texas, and Zapata, Texas, or book online today. 

Men's Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health refers to medical treatment that meets your needs at every stage of your life, from routine health care to urgent care when you’re sick or injured. Men are more likely to develop severe and life-threatening chronic conditions than women, and they die earlier on average. Men’s health care can help you reduce these risks and live a healthy life.

Because men have particular needs and unique health risks, they need individualized care to help address their specific issues. 

What are some of the most common men’s health issues?

Some of the serious issues that many men face include: 

  • Low testosterone
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Prostate cancer
  • Depression

Along with chronic diseases, many men experience acute (short-term) illness or sudden injury. Border Clinic, PLLC, understands your needs and health concerns may vary at different points in your life, so they’re here to offer caring support no matter what you’re dealing with. 

How are men’s health problems diagnosed?

At Border Clinic, PLLC, your provider reviews your medical history, performs a medical exam, and discusses your needs with you in detail. If you’re sick or injured, they’ll ask about your symptoms or contributing factors. 

If you’re having a wellness and preventive care exam (recommended for all men once a year), your provider also discusses your lifestyle and health goals with you. 

Depending on your risk factors or current situation, your provider may recommend blood tests like testosterone testing, X-rays, or other types of testing to verify your diagnosis or check for signs of health problems. You may also need an electrocardiogram (EKG) to check your heart’s electrical activity. 

After gathering necessary information about your health, your provider can diagnose your health problems and explain your treatment options. 

How are men’s health problems treated?

Border Clinic, PLLC, offers effective men’s health treatments that range from conservative to specialized care. 

Many men’s health issues improve with healthy eating, weight loss, or exercise. However, your provider can also help you with issues such as high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and other chronic illnesses. They can also prescribe any medication you need to manage your condition or prevent its progression.

If you have chronic or acute pain, your provider can help with on-site injury treatment, a customized physical therapy plan, or even knee injections for stubborn, long-term pain. 

Men’s health care is a priority at Border Clinic, PLLC, and they are ready to help address your unique concerns. To schedule an appointment for men’s health services, call the office in Laredo, Texas, or book online today.