Men’s Health

Men’s Health Specialist
Dr. Hansen offers comprehensive and holistic men’s health services to men from and around Scottsdale, Arizona from his practice, the Hansen Clinic of Natural Medicine.

Men's Health Q & A

by Clark Hansen, NMD

What is Dr. Hansen’s Approach to Men’s Health?

Dr. Hansen takes a natural and whole body approach to improving men’s health including treatments for back pain, ligament sprains and strains, tendonitis, high blood pressure, benign prostate enlargement, and erectile dysfunction. Dr. Hansen offers natural medicines and therapies as an alternative to drug therapy and surgery for many of these conditions. Patients of the Hansen Clinic of Natural Medicine have access to the most comprehensive array of laboratory tests available for full assessment of their health status, reducing their risk of disease, and slowing the aging process. Some of the tests that help Dr. Hansen determine the best course of treatment for each individual patient include standard lab tests such as cholesterol, as well as hormone testing including testosterone, DHEA and Growth Hormone.

Why Does Dr. Hansen Encourage Annual Men’s Health Checkups?

Statistically, men are more likely to avoid going to the doctor until they are sick, and in many cases, conditions that could have been treated quickly and easily have progressed to a much more serious state. Committing to improving your health with routine annual physicals and screenings will help to optimize your well-being and longevity. Getting regular screenings helps Dr. Hansen to diagnose any condition in their early stages where preventative medicine or behavioral changes can be used to treat or manage a condition before it progresses. Building a relationship with Dr. Hansen also means that you have an advocate for your health who knows you, will notice health changes, and support your overall well-being.

What Preventive Health Screenings Should Men Have?

As men age, their bodies change and more preventive screening tests are required to ensure that all aspects of the body are properly functioning. Some of the more common tests are listed below.

Dr. Hansen also performs hormonal testing to determine if his male patients require hormone balance treatments or other modalities of care to improve functionality.

  • Blood pressure and body mass index assessed yearly, starting at age 19
  • Annual skin cancer exams, beginning at age 27
  • Colorectal cancer screenings performed every 10 years, beginning at age 50
  • Starting at age 45, a testicular exam should be performed at the yearly physical exam
  • Depending on risk factors, prostate cancer screenings begin at age 45-50
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