What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction, or E.D., is a condition affecting a man’s ability to achieve and sustain an erection during sexual intercourse. E.D. is common, affecting as many as 1/2 of all men aged 40 and older. Though the condition itself is not considered dangerous, E.D. is associated with systematic vascular disease, heart conditions, renal failure, prostate cancer, depression, and other more serious conditions. Thus, experts generally recommend that men suffering from Erectile Dysfunction consult with a medical men’s sexual health professional for treatment.
Who suffers from Erectile Dysfunction?
Though the rate of men experiencing Erectile Dysfunction increases with age, Erectile Dysfunction can affect men of every age. Like your favorite muscle car, male arousal depends on many systems operating together: the brain, nervous system, cardiovascular system, hormones, and even emotions all play a role in stimulating and exciting men in sexual situations. This means there are many contributing factors and causes of Erectile Dysfunction, which means the condition can and often does affect every man at one time or another.
What are the signs and symptoms that accompany Erectile Dysfunction?
The primary signs and symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction are:
- Trouble getting an erection.
- Trouble maintaining an erection.
- Lack of or reduced sexual desire.
Because these symptoms can be caused by a range of circumstances, from the basic (too much wine at a party) to the complex (heart disease or systematic vascular disease), it is generally recommended that any man experiencing recurrent Erectile Dysfunction seek the advice of a qualified men’s sexual health medical professional.
How is Erectile Dysfunction Treated?
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 conditions to be managed as part of a more comprehensive health plan administered by a general practitioner. At the Rocky Mountain 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 or in action.
What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature Ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates either before or shortly after sexual penetration, often with minimal sexual stimulation. Premature Ejaculation frequently results in unsatisfactory sexual experiences for both partners in a relationship, which in turn can lead to anxiety and stress that make the problem worse. Individual instances of Premature Ejaculation are extremely common and affect nearly every man at one point or another without requiring any special treatment. However, recurrent issues with Premature Ejaculation do require treatment and there are many options available.
What Causes Premature Ejaculation?
Premature Ejaculation can be caused by high levels of stress or anxiety, hormonal issues, and certain injuries. It can also be a side effect of certain medicines.
How is Premature Ejaculation diagnosed?
Because Premature Ejaculation can be caused by issues ranging from psychological/emotional stressors to underlying hormonal issues or medicinal side effects, it is essential that patients seeking treatment be open and honest with their physician. Identifying the unique cause or causes for any individual often requires some simple laboratory tests to be ordered since hormones and reactions to certain medications often play a role in causing Premature Ejaculation.
What are the treatment options for premature ejaculation?
Treatment options for Premature Ejaculation include certain supplements or medications, exercises and techniques to promote stamina and longevity, and a variety of other practices depending on the unique cause or causes affecting the individual patient. Rocky Mountain Men’s Clinic physicians work alongside the patient to identify the optimal treatments for Premature Ejaculation that will promote longer lasting sexual pleasure for both partners.
What is Low Testosterone?
Low Testosterone refers to any situation in which the body’s levels of the testosterone hormone fall below the range of levels considered by the medical community to be “normal”. Low Testosterone, or Low T, can be the cause of health and sexual problems, but it can also be the result of other health issues or treatments.
Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone that is most prevalent in men. It helps regulate and control a variety of sexual functions, but also contributes to muscle and bone strength. Thus, while Low Testosterone can lead to a variety of sexual problems, it also has implications for men’s total health.
Testosterone levels are frequently checked in a variety of standard blood tests, but unfortunately the standards for “normal” testosterone levels are compared against men’s peers of similar age. Men whose testosterone levels fall within “normal” range may still experience the common symptoms of Low Testosterone. Men with these symptoms could benefit from professional evaluation:
- Loss of Libido (sex drive)
- Fatigue and decreased energy levels
- Muscle Loss
- Weight Gain
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Memory Loss
- Sleep apnea
- Hair Loss
- Irritable Male Syndrome
Our Colorado-licensed and trained medical staff can analyze your testosterone levels and determine if certain treatments might restore your optimal virility. In many cases, treating Low Testosterone can lead to a fuller, more robust experience of day-to-day life.
What causes Low Testosterone?
As men age, their bodies naturally produce lower levels of testosterone than they did in early age. In some cases, this is normal and has no effect on sexual health or daily functioning. In other cases, men may grow accustomed to living life at “lower” levels than might be possible if their hormone levels were properly balanced by a licensed and trained physician.
How is Low Testosterone diagnosed?
Low Testosterone can be diagnosed with a simple blood test.
How is Low Testosterone treated?
Treatment options include hormone therapies and/or replacement. The medical professionals at the Rocky Mountain Men’s Clinic work with each individual patient to identify and treat Low Testosterone when it is affecting your sexual health and overall vitality.
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