A dysfunctional sex life will almost automatically put a strain on your romantic relationships. While the occasional mishap in the bedroom is completely normal, reoccurring issues shouldn’t be taken lightly. As a man, getting your sexual health in check should be one of your main priorities since poor sexual performance can be an indicator of an underlying health problem. Over time, your performance can also lead to low self-esteem. The good news is that sexual health treatments can correct most issues in time!
Learn more about the common sexual health problems you may encounter as a man, the signs and symptoms to watch for, and available treatment options if necessary.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get an erection. The severity of this condition can come in many forms. Some men may not be able to get an erection every once in a while, while others may not be able to at all. Sadly, it’s estimated that one in 10 adult males suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction has several triggers. Illnesses such as certain vascular diseases may block blood supply to the penis and cause ED symptoms. Fear of not performing well and high amounts of stress can all negatively affect how you perform. While smoking, alcohol, and a lack of exercise can also lead to difficulties in bed.
Peyronie’s disease is a buildup of scar tissue underneath the penile skin that causes a bed or curve. Erections with Peyronie’s can be extremely painful, often preventing men from having sex altogether. If left untreated, this condition will gradually worsen over time.
Unfortunately, this disease can also lead to a shortening of the penis, along with deformities like narrowing or indentations along the shaft. The causes of Peyronie’s are not fully understood. Repeated injury to the penis seems to be a common culprit, such as damage during sex or athletic activity.
Testosterone levels steadily decrease as you age, but certain lifestyle factors can force levels to change severely. Cancer and cancer treatments, damage to the testicles, certain infections, autoimmune diseases, and obesity can result in an imbalance of hormones. Correcting low testosterone, or Low T, can significantly change how you feel as a man and keep certain health conditions at bay.
Low T can look different from man to man, but overall you will likely notice a dip in your sex drive, reduced erectile function, loss of body hair, weight gain, symptoms of depression, and fatigue. Some men also complain of poor memory, focus, and work performance.
Our medical providers are trained to identify and diagnose the signs of sexual dysfunction in men of all ages. We serve our communities by providing a full suite of comprehensive sexual health services to target and eliminate most issues related to ED, Peyronie’s, and Low T. Below is an example of how we go about treating these conditions to help you become a better man and enjoy a better sex life.
The good news is ED is generally treatable with prescription medication. Our medical providers recommend Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) to treat symptoms. Viagra is a common ED medication that can help erections last anywhere from three to four hours and should be taken immediately before sexual intercourse. Cialis on the other hand can be taken as a daily medication to improve blood flow to the penis and allow for erections to happen more naturally. Depending on your circumstances, you may be prescribed one over the other.
In addition to medication, we may also look into hormone treatment and other natural remedies to ensure positive results.
A successful treatment for Peyronie’s is Shockwave Therapy. It is a non-invasive procedure that emits pulses of acoustic waves directly into the genitals. This process opens up existing blood vessels while encouraging new vessels to grow. Treatment is able to stimulate blood flow and reduce the size of plaque and penile pain by a significant amount.
Treatment sessions typically last 30 minutes and rarely require anesthesia or numbing cream. Depending on the severity of your condition, your provider may recommend a certain number of treatment sessions in order to see improvement.
We target low testosterone levels by utilizing several different treatments including injections, pellets, and topical gels. Your provider will create a custom treatment administration plan depending on your lifestyle and needs.
The P Shot is an injection that enhances erections, along with circulation, plus penile girth and length. Using your body’s own platelets, plasma is injected into the penis to encourage the growth factors in your blood to promote firmer and longer-lasting erections.
A single injection can last about one year and evidently increase your sexual pleasure and confidence. Likewise, the O Shot for women functions in a similar way, and it’s often recommended that partners both receive injections for maximum results.
Whatever sex-related problem you may be dealing with, know that there’s a medically-based solution that can help you get past it. There’s no need to ever feel less than as man because as a Lowcountry Male, you will undoubtedly enjoy a great sex life — among other benefits.
Talk to us about your health symptoms and any concerns with your sexual health as soon as possible to get you on the fast track to becoming your best self. Click the button below to get started and learn more about our sexual health treatments.
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