Health U: Doctors spread awareness during Men’s Health Month

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Published: Jun. 9, 2022 at 8:46 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2022 at 8:19 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - June is Men’s Health Month, and doctors are encouraging men of all ages, to “get up and go!”

However, one topic can be sensitive to discuss, men’s sexual health.

Dr. Kenneth DeLay of Lexington Urology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice gives insight on best practices and precautions men should take.

Dr. Delay says although the topic can be uncomfortable, it’s actually very common.

He says half of men over age 40 experience erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of other health issues – such as heart disease or metabolic syndrome.

Dr. Delay advises patients to check testosterone, heart health, and cholesterol. Doctors can perform tests for blood flow or prescribe pills such as Viagra or Cialis.

If pills don’t work one option is a penile injection. Another option is an implant or pump

We need to normalize this condition. It’s very common. Chances are other people that you know are experiencing the same issues.

For more information about Dr. DeLay and his practice, visit LexingtonUrology.com.

The office has convenient locations in West Columbia.

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