Why I Drove 6,000 miles for Men’s Health

It’s no secret that most men don’t like going to the doctor. But, did you know that men are almost twice as likely than women to die from heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. We can change this.

Guys, we have so much on our mind everyday from business meetings to family commitments to remembering to take out the trash – it’s like a never-ending roller coaster. We aim to please everyone around us but we forget the most important secret to our success: Our Health.

It’s no secret that most men don’t like going to the doctor. As men, we like to think of ourselves as strong, resilient and in control. But, it may be surprising to know that men are almost two times more likely than women to die from the most common causes of death, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

A national survey of nearly a thousand men commissioned and released by Orlando Health found that 81 percent of men could remember the make and model of their first car. Barely half, however, could remember their last trip to the doctor for a check up. If we are going to get men to make their health a priority, we have a lot of ground to make up.

This past June my partner and I went around the country in a Tesla to drive home the point that men’s health matters. On the Drive For Men’s Health we went form Central Florida to New York City to Los Angeles making stops at small communities and major health institutions to bring light to an issue that often goes ignored.

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The truth is, most of these conditions can be prevented, and men, too, can avoid them by taking steps to live a healthier lifestyle. We often tell our patients at The PUR Clinic at South Lake Hospital, in affiliation with Orlando Health that the first step is being in tune with your own health – listening to your body, knowing your family’s health history and understanding risk factors specific to you. The next step is scheduling regular appointments with a doctor and being open to discussing all aspects of your health, even the seemingly difficult or “embarrassing” ones. The last step is the hardest – making the necessary lifestyle modifications to improve your health.

A common misconception about men’s health is that the only thing that runs the car is the engine. However, keeping up with your health involves so much more than getting regular prostate or rectal exams. We forget about our skin, eyes, heart, lungs, and every other organ that works to make you work.

The good news is, it’s never too late to start the conversation. It can be as simple as making a phone call to the doctor’s office – and trust me, the results will pay off. One appointment, screening or check up could make the difference. There’s no reason not to take charge of your health right now. If not for you, do it for your family and business.

In 2015, The Drive reached an audience of over 400 million through social media, web, print, and TV. The next Drive is scheduled for June 9-18th, 2016. Join us on the road next year as we Drive for that change in men’s health!

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Who Treats Testicular Pain?

During this interview with Dr. Brahmbatt, we discuss who treats testicular pain and when it is a good idea to see a specialist

The Urologist

Most urologists are well trained to treat testicular pain. They can do the initial workup and management. Sometimes if pain is chronic, it is a good idea to see a specialist. Urologists who specialize in treating chronic orchialgia can find solutions that don’t involve persistent use of narcotics and can get patients back to work. Sometimes it takes one treatment or two treatments or more. But as a doctor, they will do everything in my power to make you feel better.

Time to Combat Groin Pain with The PUR Clinic

The Drive for Men’s health docs wrote up this quick guide to how to deal with groin pain. Learn what can cause pain below the belt and what you can do about it.

Reprinted with permission from The PUR Clinic

Combat Groin Pain

Groin pain is characterized by discomfort or pain in the area where the abdomen and legs meet, normally referred to as the groin area. If you are a man, pain in the groin may be due to scrotum problems. For women, groin pains usually emanate from the reproductive organs or genitals. There are only two solutions to pain in this part of the body: walking and sitting abnormally or medical treatment. As treatment is the only permanent solution, I advise you to visit The PUR Clinic for the best services.

Groin pain is difficult enough, but the presence of other symptoms makes it more unbearable. Depending on the causative condition, a few symptoms may be present. Doctors at the PUR Clinic affirm that groin pains that come with redness and fever are usually indicative of an infection. The following symptoms are also associated with groin pain:

  • difficulty in engaging in normal activities such as swimming or jogging
  • a lump in the scrotum or groin area
  • pain during urination
  • trouble walking
  • inflamed lymph nodes, especially in the groin area
  • symptoms associated with flu; for example cough, fatigue, and sore throat

If any of these symptoms occur, it may be time to rush to the nearest clinic and receive medication. By getting medical help, the patient avoids other life threatening symptoms that may emerge. Non-treatment could lead to a situation where the victim urinates blood, runs short of breath, or is totally confused. But there is no need to wait for the the worst case scenario; The PUR Clinic offers expert medical help to avert groin pain and decisively overcome the underlying problem.

What are the possible underlying causes of groin pain?

Unless you have been hit below the belt or slept funny, inguinal pain could arise from a number of factors including cancer, infection, hernia or even trauma. In case of referred groin pain, the cause is from a different area or part of the body, for example the hip. Generally, causes of groin pain are categorized as injury-related, infection-related, and others.

It is very important to diagnose this pain and treat it accordingly to avoid complications. PUR Clinic has identified several serious complications that may arise if treatment for groin pain is ignored. These include disability, infertility, removal of the testicles, and the spread of cancerous cells. Obviously, no one would desire any of the above.

There is an answer to your groin pain at the PUR Clinic. Get modern medical attention and forever change the way you sit or walk by bidding goodbye to groin pain and its ramifications.