Did You Know Men's Health Issues like ED Could be a Sign of Something More Serious?

Northwestern Medicine
Men's Health August 11, 2014


You have probably heard that, on average, men die about five years earlier than women, but do you know why? According to Northwestern Medicine® urologist Christopher M. Gonzalez, MD, MBA, FACS, men die earlier due to issues like cardiovascular disease and cancer, which can be treated more effectively if they are caught early, adding years onto men's lives. Part of the reason early treatment for these conditions doesn’t occur is that men typically don’t visit the doctor as much as women.

Gonzalez, who is also the director of the Northwestern Genitourinary Reconstruction Prosthetics Fellowship program at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, hopes to help even the odds by evaluating men for these serious underlying conditions when they come in with potentially related male symptoms like frequent urination, erectile dysfunction (ED) or low testosterone.

Want to learn more about men’s health issues? Join us for our free Men’s Health Seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Northwestern Medicine doctors will cover a variety of men’s health topics including ED, prostate health and low testosterone.

To register, please email Sarah Baggs or 312-926-7975. Spouses and partners are welcome to attend.
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