Loyola Medicine’s Men’s Health Center to host free, virtual seminar at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8
MAYWOOD, IL— Men have a lower life expectancy than women and spend 25% less money on health care. Men also go to the doctor less often and wait longer to seek treatment. Men’s doctor visits are often scheduled by their spouse or partners.
The men’s health experts at Loyola Medicine will host a free, virtual seminar on men’s health—including diet and exercise, and urinary and sexual health concerns—at 7 pm CT on Tuesday, December 8.
Christopher Gonzalez, MD, chair of the Loyola University Medical Center department of urology; Kevin T. McVary, MD, director of the Loyola Medicine Men’s Health Center; and urologist Ahmer Farooq, DO, will host the discussion. Molly Downey, RDN, LDN, will also discuss the importance of a healthy diet.
Registration is required: https://loyolamedicine.org/freeseminar-2020. Spouses, partners and friends are welcome to attend as well.
“This seminar will touch on the most common symptoms and issues affecting men,” said Dr. Gonzalez. “Often, it is a man’s spouse or loved one who suggests that they have a health concern checked out by a doctor. It’s important not to ignore symptoms, as they could be signs of an underlying health issue.”
Among the conditions treated at the Men’s Health Center, the only academic medical center-affiliated men's program in the Chicago area, are:
- Urological disorders
- Sexual dysfunction
- Prostate complaints
- Kidney stones
- Urination problems
- Low testosterone levels
- Sleep apnea
The Men's Health Center also provides colonoscopies, as well as diabetes and cholesterol screenings. A comprehensive in-person assessment might also detect more serious underlying conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. When indicated, the Men's Health Center will refer patients for additional, specialty care.
“The Men’s Health Center offers gender-specific quality care to men in a supportive environment, backed by the resources of an academic medical center,” said Dr. McVary.
This seminar is designed as an educational opportunity to learn about men’s health, including common concerns and conditions. This event does not presume to stand in place of personalized medical advice.
For more information about specific health issues, or to make a telehealth or in-person appointment, please visit loyolamedicine.org/appointment or call 888-584-7888.