Wellness Planning & Prevention

Men’s Wellness Experts in Tucson, Arizona

Personalized. Preventive. Proactive.

At the Men’s Clinic, we offer an innovative concept we call Wellness Planning. Much like a financial planner, but for your health and wellness. As men strive for professional and financial success in life, they employ financial planners to execute sound investment plans that maximize returns and minimize risk to ensure their money will be there when they need it. As wellness planners, we guide your health optimization by emphasizing prevention, nutrition, metabolic enhancement, physical and mental fitness to minimize disease progression and slow the aging process. To feel younger than your biological age is possible if certain changes are made in a timely manner.

What are the Benefits of Wellness Planning?

The goal of wellness planning is to identify current and future health and wellness needs and establish a proactive plan to address them before they lead to poor health. This plan serves as a personalized guide on your path to wellness. The best time to start wellness planning is early in life as many disease processes begin slowly over time.

Arguably the most significant contributor to poor health is aging. As men age, they fall prey to obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cancer to name a few. These diseases begin decades before they cause symptoms. While our genetics play a significant role in disease progression, the process can be slowed with appropriate interventions and lifestyle changes.

Wellness planning is included in most of our plans and is also offered as a stand-alone option. To begin we perform a detailed physical exam and biomarker analysis. We spend time discussing your family, personal, and genetic history as well as lifestyle and habits. Next, we build a genetic template and identify your wellness needs. Finally, we document every step necessary to achieve your wellness goals. Your Wellness Plan is a blueprint, meant to keep you on track with measures designed to maximize your state of health, slow the aging process, and minimize the risk for disease progression. As your wellness planners, we offer you sound advice that will lead you to optimal health and wellness to live your best life yet.

What’s Included in Wellness Planning?

As part of the wellness plan, our preventive health protocol focuses on your individual preventative health needs based on the United States Preventive Health Task Force guidelines. We evaluate your past and current state of health to identify your baseline and ensure you are up to date with all your health surveillance needs based on calculated risk and the guidelines. As part of the wellness planning report, your preventive health strategy will be detailed. Any necessary exams or assessments will either be performed by us, or we will refer you to a specialist to keep you up to date

Wellness Plan FAQs

What is the best supplement for stress?

Common supplement ingredients used to help improve mood and/or sleep quality (stress can often lead to insomnia) include melatonin, vitamin D, B-complex vitamins, magnesium, L-theanine, L-tryptophan, ashwagandha and 5-HTP. Always let your doctor know what supplements, vitamins and minerals you are taking to make sure they do not affect any of your prescription medications.

How long does stress last?

Stress can be a long-term or short-term problem. Sometimes it is difficult to pinpoint the causes of your stress but once you do, you can develop an effective treatment plan to help you cope with and limit your stress.

How can I reduce stress?

To reduce stress, make sure you get enough sleep, eat a nutritionally balanced diet, limit alcohol intake, and exercise regularly. You can also try meditation, supplements, yoga, or cognitive behavioral therapy.

How do mental health problems affect physical health?

Your body is an interconnected system of nerves, electrical signals and hormones that send messages back and forth between your brain and the body. Stress can lead to chemical changes in the brain. Other chemical changes in the brain can cause mental health problems. These changes create imbalances and negative messages that are sent out to the body through the nervous system. This is why people who, for example, suffer from depression or chronic stress may feel tired, low energy, body aches, and reduced appetite.

How do I know if I have coronary artery disease?

Coronary artery disease can start developing in our teens or early twenties. The symptoms of advanced coronary artery disease usually manifest many years later. If you feel a sudden onset of fatigue, have tightness or pressure in your chest, or shortness of breath, you should let your doctor know right away or call 911 since these may be signs of heart disease or other serious medical conditions.

How can I prevent heart disease?

You can prevent heart disease by creating a wellness plan that focuses on good nutrition and a healthy mind and body using clinically proven supplements, exercise, stress reduction, and anti-aging strategies.

What's the difference between chronic stress and acute stress?

Acute stress is a short-term feeling produced by our body to help us cope in situations like a car crash or an argument. We are usually able to calm down and relax after these situations. Sometimes, ongoing problems or circumstances in our lives put us in a state of chronic stress

Can stress lower my testosterone levels?

It is possible for stress to lower testosterone when the stress is prolonged and unmanaged. Try exercising, meditation, or breathing techniques to help you manage, cope with and reduce your stress.

Will exercising reduce stress?

Yes! When you exercise, your body releases natural painkillers called endorphins and other mood-boosting chemicals which help your body and mind feel great. These endorphins reduce stress and create a positive feeling, both mentally and physically.

What will chronic stress and inflammation do to my body?

The entire body is affected by chronic stress and inflammation: headaches, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, low energy, fertility problems, pain, disturbed sleep, and a higher risk for conditions such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.

How does stress cause inflammation, and why is this bad for my body?

Cytokines, chemicals released by stress, are a partial cause of inflammation. When you are stressed, more of these chemicals are released which leads to more inflammation. Chronic stress leads to a state of chronic inflammation in the body.

What Steps Should I Take Going Forward?

Wellness and vitality begin when you decide to take charge of your mind, body, and lifestyle. To meet with our team and take advantage of the many benefits of our program philosophy, contact our Tucson office by calling or filling out our online form.

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We look forward to reviving your energy, optimizing your health, and improving your quality of life. We are here to answer your questions over the phone or we invite you to fill out our online form and we will reach out to you personally.