Men And Women's Health Specialist

Synergy Physicians -  - Primary Care

Synergy Physicians

Primary Care & Wellness Specialists located in Scottsdale, AZ

American men are vulnerable to poor health. By the age of 18, about 12% of men in the U.S. already suffer from poor health, and by the age of 20, about 30% are technically obese. Fight back against the statistics by getting regular checkups with Vinamra Jain, MD, at Synergy Physicians in Scottsdale, Arizona. Synergy Physicians offers specialized men’s health services, along with women’s health services, to adult patients in all stages of life. Make sure you live a long and healthy life. Schedule your appointment today by using the online booking tool or calling the offices.

Men's Health Q & A

What illnesses and injuries most often threaten men and women’s health?

Some of the illnesses and injuries that most often threaten the health of men and women include: 

  • Accidents
  • Cancer
  • Chronic lower respiratory illnesses
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

Fortunately, men and women can take many steps to stay healthy and reduce the likelihood of illnesses and injuries. These steps include:

  • Switching to a balanced diet of fruits and veggies, lean protein, fiber-rich foods, and whole grains
  • Achieving and/or maintaining a healthy body weight
  • Exercising regularly
  • Not smoking and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Developing healthy stress management and coping skills
  • Limiting your alcohol intake (two drinks a day for men and women under 65, and one drink a day for men and women over 65)

Another way to stay healthy is by generally reducing risky behaviors such as:

  • Engaging in unprotected sex
  • Not wearing a seat belt
  • Not wearing the proper safety equipment when working

In addition, men and women can maintain their health and catch potential problems early by scheduling regular checkups with Synergy Physicians.

Why is belly fat dangerous for men and women?

If you have belly fat, you’re at a higher health risk because you have an extra layer of fat just below the skin and another layer of fat deep in the abdomen, near your internal organs.

This layer of fat, called visceral fat, increases your risk for diseases and ailments like:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Premature death
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Insulin resistance

Unfortunately, whether you develop belly fat is in part determined by your genetics and age. However, you can fight belly fat by reducing your alcohol intake and only consuming as many calories as you can burn off in a day.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

As you age, you’ll likely experience a decline in your body’s testosterone levels. Symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Brain fog
  • Depression and irritability
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue 
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Low sex drive

If you’re bothered by symptoms of low testosterone, talk to Synergy Physicians about how you can improve your levels.

Whether or not you feel sick, you should go to the doctor regularly to maintain your health. For the best men and women's health care, as well as women’s health services, book an appointment with Synergy Physicians. Schedule yours today by using the online booking tool or calling his office.