As a respected family practitioner, Dr. Villagomez provides a full range of men's health services for patients in Culver City, Los Angeles, CA, including important tests and screenings to check for potentially serious diseases that can develop as men get older.
Every exam begins with a complete personal and family medical history to uncover information that can help Dr. Villagomez determine if you have any risk factors for serious diseases. Your weight and blood pressure readings will also be recorded, and Dr. Villagomez will perform other evaluations to assess your general health. Depending on your age, he also may check for possible hernias and perform a prostate exam to check for enlargement or other issues that could indicate the need for further testing. Lab work including urinalysis or blood work and diagnostic studies like x-rays may also be ordered. Plus, you'll have plenty of time to ask health-related questions.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends asking your doctor about the following tests:
Low “T” is a term used to describe low levels of testosterone. As men age, their hormones begin to decline. Over time, the level of testosterone being produced by the body can significantly decrease, resulting in weight gain, fatigue, loss of energy and loss of sex drive. If you have any of these symptoms, Dr. Villagomez can order a simple blood test to check your testosterone levels and then talk with you about the pros and cons of testosterone replacement.