There are a range of medical conditions that men face today, but thankfully, most of them are preventable or easily treatable. This month, in honour of Mens World Health Week, we are looking at some common medical issues that affect men and steps that you can take now to treat -or even prevent them.
For men, one of the leading causes of death is heart attack. Thankfully, with today's modern medicine and state-of-the-art technology, it's easier than ever to measure, monitor, prevent and treat the cardiovascular disease, that can lead to a deadly heart attack.
The first step in the fight against heart attacks is aiming to preveny them by leading a healthy lifestyle and having regular check-ups, particularly if you have a family history of heart disease or other lifestyle or medical conditions that put you at higher risk for cardiovascular disease. At CardioCare, we offer a range of preventative check-ups for anyone and everyone who takes their heart health seriously, regardless of your personal risk factor. From early detection check-ups for younger patients without underlying conditions to complex patient profiles that are living with cardiovascular disease, or are at a high risk of developing it, and everything in between. Our expert cardiologists at CardioCare heart centre in Marbella can perform a range of consultations and exams in English, Spanish or German to help you thoroughly understand your heart health and get it on track so having a heart attack is something you don't have to worry about.
If you or a loved one is experiencing a major heart attack, it's often easy to self-diagnose: crushing pressure on the chest that causes intense pain and severe difficulty breathing. It's important to remember, though, that not all heart attacks will occur with these symptoms or at this intensity. Minor heart attacks are often difficult to notice but will likely lead to future complications, including a potentially fatal heart attack. Minor heart attacks or early onset symptoms of one include chest pain and shortness of breath to a lesser extent, nausea, pain or tingling in one or both arms, back, neck, or jaw pain, and/or exceptional tiredness that can appear for even just a few minutes at a time over the course of one or more days. Even if you have no history or known risk factors for heart disease, these sysmptoms always warrant a consultation with a CardioCare cardiologist. While we never do unnecesary tests at our clinic simply for the sake of doing them, our expertise allows us to determine the best, most efficient diagnosis and treatment options.
If medical intervention is necessary, our cardiology clinic proudly uses only world-renowned state-of-the-art technology for thorough diagnosis and treatment. We also specialize in non-surgical heart treatments for heart attacks and other cardiovascular conditions, providing less risk of secondary effects, less pain, and little to no scarring.
Although not a life-threatening condition, erectile dysfunction is a medical condition that can severely affects a man's quality of life in a number of ways. It is also not, as commonly believed, merely a psychological condition that has to be suffered in silence. In fact, 75% of patients living with erectile dysfunction have significant narrowing of the arteries in their penis, a purely medical condition that plays a major role in this common condition. In our UroCare urology department, we specialize in non-invasive (non-surgical) interventions that can diagnose and treat erectile dysfunction with an over 90% success rate in reopening the constricted vessel restricting blood flow to the penis.
The urologists at UroCare are also experts at treating enlarged prostates. Medically-speaking, an enlarged prostate is diagnosed as Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) and is when the prostate gland in men swells, which can cause partial (or in severe cases, full) blockage of the urethra and pain or difficulty in urinating. While most BPH cases are not exceptionally dangerous, they can interfere with daily life to the point of requiring new routines in order to avoid the inconvenience, and warrant treatment. Diagnosis is a straight-forward procedure and treatment options can range from watchful waiting to medications to surgical intervention. At UroCare urology clinic in Marbella, our expert urologists are also equipped to perform prostate artery embolization, or PAE, a minimally-invasive and non-surgical procedure that cuts off blood supply to the prostate gland, causing it to shrink.
No matter your medical history, CardioCare and UroCare - the best heart, vascular and urology centre in Marbella, can diagnose, treat and monitor some of the most common and most serious health problems that men face today. We specialize in minimally-invasive procedures, including non-surgical treatments for heart attacks, angina, aortic aneuysms, erectile dysfunction, heart palpitations, enlarged prostate, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart murmors, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pulmonary embolisms, tachycardia, thrombophlebetis, and any other vascular issues you are living with or concerned about, and proudly use only the most advanced technology to do so. Visit our website for more specific information related to your condition or book an appointment today to confidentially discuss your situation or concerns with our expert doctors and specialists.