If being healthy is about feeling good physically, mentally and emotionally; then looking after your sexual health and well-being is as important as looking after any other aspect of your general health. And whether or not we want to admit it, most men will experience some degree of sexual dysfunction at some point in their life. Unfortunately, most guys would rather not talk about it, even with their doctor.
At Epoch Health, we get it. But we also know that often, certain types of sexual dysfunction are caused by treatable, physical conditions such as hormone imbalance or high blood pressure. So talk to your doctor about erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, infertility or any other sexual health issues you might be experiencing. Once we identify the underlying cause, we can start you on a path to feeling like yourself again.
We hate to admit it, but it is common for men to lose interest in sex from time to time. It’s also normal for your interest not to match your partners at times. And while it’s not unusual for libido levels to vary throughout your life, a low libido that continues for a long period of time may be an indication of an underlying health condition .
There are several potential causes for low libido in men including, low testosterone levels, chronic illness, sleep problems, certain medications, depression, and aging. Many of these issues can be identified through our free screening and a simple medical history.
We all are off our game from time to time, regardless of age or physical condition. At such times, the failure to achieve an erection can be easy to pinpoint; perhaps you’re fatigued or have had too much to drink. But for some men, this becomes a regular occurrence that can cause emotional and relationship problems and often leads to diminished self-esteem.
Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.) include the inability to have an erection at any time, inability to maintain a firm erection or inability to maintain an erection long enough to complete intercourse.E.D. can occur at any age, and the cause can be physical, psychological, or both. Physical causes can include treatable, medical conditions such as low-testosterone, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and more.
If you suspect you may have erectile dysfunction, talk to your doctor. For most of our patients, the diagnosis will require a simple medical history, physical examination, and a few of the routine blood tests that are part of our free health screening.PREMATURE EJACULATION
Premature ejaculation affects about one in five men ages 18 to 59. In fact, it’s one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunctionand has probably
affected every man at some point in his life. Although the problem is often assumed to be psychological, premature ejaculation can also be related
to underlying medical causes such as hormonal problems, injury or a side effect of certain medicines. It’s a frustrating problem that can reduce the
enjoyment of sex, harm relationships and negatively affect your quality of life. Occasional instances might not be cause for concern but, when the
problem occurs frequently and causes distress to you or your partner, treatment may be necessary.
To determine the cause, talk to your Epoch Health doctor. With the results of our Free Health Screening and a brief medical/sexual history, he can help identify the cause and recommend any necessary treatment or follow up testing. In many cases, premature ejaculation resolves itself over time without the need for medical treatment. In such cases, your doctor can recommend lifestyle or behavior modifications that will have you feeling like yourself again in no time.INFERTILITY
Conceiving a child is something that most of us take for granted. But almost one in five couples has difficultly conceiving within one year of unprotected
sexual intercourse. The issue is due to female infertility about 40 percent of the time and male infertility about 40 percent of the time. The remaining
20 percent of the time, issues with both partners likely contribute to infertility.
The most common cause of male infertility is the inability to produce fully functional sperm. Male infertility may also be caused by abnormalities in the testes or other areas of the male reproductive tract, as well as by immune system defects. Fortunately, many diagnostic tests are available to help determine the causes of male infertility. An initial screening of the male partner should be performed whenever a couple complains of infertility.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Epoch Health partners with local urology practices and other specialties in each of our markets, enabling us to provide the most comprehensive health
services to all our patients. Be assured, your Epoch Health doctor is committed to making sure you receive the care and services you need. For
more information on specialists in your area, check with your local Epoch Health clinic.