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Men's Health Specialist

Faride Ramos, MD -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Faride Ramos, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician & Functional Physician located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Early detection is the key to successful treatment for many men’s health problems, such as diabetes, brain/heart disease, hair loss, prostate enlargement/cancer, and many more. Dr. Faride Ramos in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a board certified Internal Medicine and Functional specialist physician with a wealth of experience treating conditions that specifically affect men. She also offers telehealth appointments to patients living in Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois that cannot come to her practice. Dr. Ramos is actively involved in the prevention/screening, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many health issues and specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. To learn more, call the office or use online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Men's Healthy Q&A

Why are regular men’s health checkups important?

Men don’t seek medical attention as often as they should. In fact, men tend to die younger, and women survive men by over five years on average. 

Many medical conditions specific to men, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and low testosterone can be diagnosed early during regular health checkups with Dr. Ramos. Having regular checkups with Dr. Ramos also helps build trust and establish a baseline for your general health.

Besides the usual age-appropriate screening and physical examination, Dr. Ramos and her team provide valuable advice about diet, nutrition, stress management, and exercise to help you maintain optimal health and well-being.

What are the main health concerns for men?

Men face several unique health challenges as they age, including:

  • Prostate cancer and enlargement
  • Heart disease and high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels
  • Hair loss
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke

Many of these conditions occur because men are more prone to unhealthy lifestyles and dangerous employment conditions.

What happens during a men’s health appointment?

During your appointment, Dr. Ramos and her staff discuss your medical and family history and review your general wellness, which includes questions about your diet, nutrition, stress levels, and physical exercise. Your weight, height, blood pressure, and heart rate are recorded, and Dr. Ramos performs a physical exam.

She verifies the status of your immunizations and recommends any lab tests and age-appropriate screenings such as those for testicular cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate issues, aortic aneurysm, and osteoporosis. Dr. Ramos also addresses any questions or concerns you have related to your health.

What is erectile dysfunction?

ED is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough to have sex. It’s relatively common in men as they get older, especially for men who have diabetes or had their prostate removed, but it can happen to younger males especially due to the overwhelming toxic environment that we are exposed to daily.

The condition is the result of the complex interplay between physical and psychological causes. Some men have ED caused by low levels of testosterone (low-T), or any other hormone imbalances in which case the team at Dr. Ramos might recommend testosterone replacement therapy or testosterone enhancers options for younger males such as Clomiphene and or HCG, as the first step, if appropriate based on results of hormones. Other options will include DHEA and progesterone replacement. 

Her ideal way to fix a sexual imbalance is starting with the Gut health, then adrenal stability (cortisol) follow my sex hormones treatment, in order to optimized and get long lasting results.

The team at Dr. Faride Ramos prefers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). The supplemental hormone is derived from plants and is similar to the natural testosterone in your body. BHRT is administered in various forms like cream, gels, and injections.

If you’re suffering from a men’s health issue, or merely looking for a caring physician for an annual health checkup, call Dr. Faride Ramos, or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.