Common Sexual Health Problems in Men and Their Remedies
Men and women are affected by common diseases such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease, stress, and depression. However, some diseases and conditions affect only men’s health Los Angeles, especially sexual health. That is why your doctor often recommends that you regularly undergo sexual wellness exams and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
A sexual wellness exam involves your doctor measuring your weight and height, asking about your sex life, and physically examining your sexual organs, including the penis, testicles, and prostate. That can help spot problems early when treatment is easier.
Below are common sexual problems that are likely to affect you as a man.
According to the National Institutes of Health, erectile dysfunction (ED) affects more than 29 million American men. ED mainly affects men aged 20 and above.
There are many potential psychological and physical causes of erectile dysfunction, like high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, regular smoking, being overweight, low testosterone, and mental health problems, including depression and anxiety.
Usually, if you have difficulty achieving and maintaining a firm erection occasionally, you should not be too concerned. But, if your ED is persistent, it will increase your stress levels, lower your self-belief, reduce your sexual desire, and cause relationship issues.
Even if ED makes you feel embarrassed, immediately talk with your health provider.
Low testosterone levels
Testosterone is a primary male reproductive hormone essential in developing male sexual organs. The hormone also helps develop secondary sexual characteristics such as sex drive, sperm production, and deepening of your voice as you age.
Naturally, as you age, there is a gradual reduction in the production of testosterone and other reproductive hormones in the body.
However, low testosterone production can also affect young men below 30 due to health problems like heavy consumption of alcohol, being overweight, high blood pressure, or using certain prescribed medications.
The treatment your doctor recommends will help your body increase its testosterone production naturally. Adequate testosterone levels will increase your sexual desire, red blood cells, and sperm production.
Also called penile fibrosis, Peyronie’s disease is a noncancerous condition resulting from fibrous scar tissue forming on your penis, making it curve and cause painful erections.
The bending or curving of your penis can make you feel stressed and anxious about the penis’s appearance. Furthermore, you may find it challenging to achieve and maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse.
Remedies for men’s sexual problems
You need to maintain a healthy weight, remain physically active, avoid smoking and alcohol intake, and use prescription medications that can boost sexual desire and performance.
If conservative solutions do not provide relief against your sexual problem, your doctor will advise you to undergo Shockwave therapy, PulseWave therapy, or even a surgical procedure.
For example, shockwave therapy can help provide mild or moderate improvement if you have erectile dysfunction. The treatment exposes the tissues of your penis to targeted sound waves to encourage normal blood flow that supports a firm erection.
Contact Atlas Men’s Clinic today to schedule an appointment with a specialist in men’s health and learn more about conditions that can affect your sexual health.