Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
ED…What is it?
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is an intrusive men’s sexual health issue. It effects around 50% of middle-aged men. ED occurs when a man cannot reach a state of erection or maintain it during sexual intercourse. While erectile dysfunction is not known to be life-threatening, the possible health issues a man has that are causing ED cannot be overlooked. Some of these issues may include heart conditions, systematic vascular disease, cancer, etc. Because ED is difficult on a man’s sex life and possibly his relationship, mental health issues have also been known to come from this condition as well.
ED…What does it impact?
ED is most common in men who are 40+ years old. For an erection to occur, there are certain things that must happen at the same time, such as a males excitement paired with both his internal systems and other outer stimulants. Examples of these include the nervous and cardiovascular systems, the brain, and hormones. Men may also not realize that feelings impact this state greatly as well. Different negative feelings can have a negative impact on a man’s ability to have an erection. While the majority of men will experience ED at some point in their lives, no man wants to have to struggle with it frequently.
What is your first step?
Schedule your first initial visit with us! Most men that visit the Chattanooga Men’s Clinic leave with successful, personalized results regarding their ED condition, following a preliminary treatment. With most treatment medicines showing about a 90% success rate, Erectile Dysfunction is commonly treatable. We have seen firsthand the positive results that these medicines have on the lives of our patients. Our goal at Chattanooga Men’s Clinic is to take some of the weight off your shoulders in your every-day life by helping you to reclaim your sex life. Chat with one of our clinical experts today.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction?
The primary signs of ED include:
- Inability to achieve an erection
- Inability to maintain an erection
- Decreased sex drive
If you are experiencing these symptoms often, you should consult a men’s sexual health, medical specialist to help get to the bottom of it so we can find the treatments that will work best for you.
How is Erectile Dysfunction Treated and What are the Potential Side Effects?
Due to the range of conditions and circumstances that cause Erectile Dysfunction, there are also a range of treatment options. Some treatments are simple and direct, including medications or stress relief; others require more serious management as part of a comprehensive health plan administered by a general practitioner. At Chattanooga Men’s Clinic, we work to identify the most comfortable, immediate sources of relief for Erectile Dysfunction while also coordinating care when a more comprehensive health plan is needed.
Here are some treatment options to consider:
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
- Oral/Sublingual Medications
- Vacuum Therapy
- Injection Therapy
- Penile Implants (outside provider)
- Intraurethral Pellets (outside provider)
Because of the wide range of treatment options available, side effects will vary. Please discuss with our medical providers for the best treatment option for you.
Low-T…what is it?
Low Testosterone is a medical condition in which a man has an insufficient level of testosterone in his body. There is not a certain level which can be used across the board as the “right” amount because there are several factors that play a part in it. Such factors include, age range, average height, average weight, etc. Low-T shown in a man’s body tends to also show that they are dealing with other medical issues. Because initially a man may not know what is causing their ED or what the side effects are, it is vital that they seek out professional medical advice when they exhibit symptoms of Low-T.
As a natural hormone, testosterone empowers the male body to perform sexual actions, and it additionally empowers men to construct muscle, increases bone strength, and experience overall healthy living. These are all good reasons why men should be educated on their testosterone levels so that they can continue to live life to the fullest.
Medical professionals will generally test testosterone levels utilizing a standard blood test. It is important to note that just because a man experiences some Low-T symptoms, it does not always mean he has an abnormal testosterone level.
Why Seek Treatment for Low-T?
Treating Low-T could completely change a man’s sexual reality and his health overall. It is also important to know that when attempting to deal with the symptoms of Low Testosterone, some negative effects on the body are possible. These effects may include:
- Weight gain
- Muscle loss
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Hair Loss
- Loss of sex drive
- Decreased energy
- Memory loss
- Increased irritability
- Loss of or low-quality sleep
With our team of men’s sexual health expert, medical providers, we can help you find the treatment that works best for you personally as you work to bring your testosterone levels back to where they should be and gain freedom from the horrible effects of Low-T. Men, find a new and improved outlook on life by beginning to treat your condition of Low-T today and re-enjoying your sex life.
Low-T…What are the Causes?
Low-T is usually accompanied with aging. Men tend to produce less testosterone the older they get. That is not necessarily the same has having a Low-T condition. Because of this, many times men are still affected by a few of the symptoms previously listed., it leaves men with a few of the side effects listed before. However, if they are not shown as having a condition of Low-T, they may not be offered such treatments, leaving them to be discouraged with their current state of being. There are other remedies that licensed medical professionals can offer in these cases that will help them regain an appreciation for their sex life and life in general.
Low-T…How is it Diagnosed?
Low-T is typical diagnosed after a man is given a blood test by a medical professional and results show insufficient testosterone levels in his body.
Low-T…How is it Treated?
Either by hormone treatment or replacement, men can get their testosterone levels back to a sufficient level. At the Chattanooga Men’s Clinic, our group of medical experts can help men figure out whether if Low-T is influencing them, and then can continue on to finding the treatment plan that suits them best.
How do you know if you are experiencing Low-T Side Effects?
At the Chattanooga Men’s Clinic, we take general blood tests of our patients who are taking advantage of Low-T treatments to help see potential results early, so we can create an alternate personalized plan for treatment if need be.
Testosterone Replacement: Worsening of prostate issues (BPH and prostate cancer) including increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Changes in red blood cell level, cholesterol or lipid levels, hormone levels, and PSA level. It can also cause permanent hair growth on face, chest, buttocks, or other areas of the body; head hair loss; mood or psychological changes such as increase anger or aggressive behavior; breast growth similar in appearance to that found in women; testicular shrinkage or atrophy; decreased sperm count leading to infertility; acne. It may worsen sleep apnea; cause tissue edema. It may cause the development or increase the risk of heart attack, strokes, blood clots, high blood pressure, other cardiovascular problems, and death in people with or without cardiovascular or heart disease.
Premature Ejaculation (PE)
Premature Ejaculation…What is it?
Premature Ejaculation (PE) is a men’s sexual issue where a man will ejaculate soon after penetration. This causes a lack of a sense of satisfaction for both a man and his partner during intercourse. It is not uncommon for men to have one or more instances of PE over time, but when it becomes frequent, a man should begin seeking out treatment for Premature Ejaculation.
Causes of Premature Ejaculation
Psychological and biological causes of PE include:
- A new partner
- Sexual abuse
- Early sexual encounters
- Relationship issues
- Specific sexual situations
- Hormonal imbalances
- Brain chemical imbalances
- Prostate issues
- Erectile dysfunction
- An injury
- Medication side effects
Premature Ejaculation Diagnosis
In order to get an accurate diagnosis, its is vital for men to be completely open and honest with medical professionals. The more information given, the more effectively the provider can recognize what exactly is causing the PE, give an informed diagnosis, and in turn effectively offer the right treatment options. There are different approaches to treatment depending on whether the main causes are psychological or biological. Psychological causes may be best dealt with counseling or other similar alternatives. If the main causes are biological, different remedies such as wearing a condom or exercising interruption practices to help minimize PE.
Treating Premature Ejaculation
There are a broad number of prospective routes that can be taken for treating PE. This includes cooldown workouts, use of condoms, control procedures, creams or gels, decreasing intake of alcohol, etc. After rigorously evaluating the causes of PE and possible lab tests, medical providers can determine the necessary treatment options. Chat with one of our medical experts today at Chattanooga Men’s Clinic and bring to light what treatment(s) could rid you of the stresses of Premature Ejaculation so you can look forward to long-lasting, gratifying, sex for both you and your partner.
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