Optimal sexual health can maximize the quality of life for you and your partner. At Galen Healthcare & Aesthetics in Greer, South Carolina, the expert medical team offers treatment for erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low libido, vaginal dryness, and other types of sexual dysfunction. Schedule an appointment with Galen Healthcare & Aesthetics by phone or online to learn more. We also service the Greenville, SC area.
Sex isn’t necessary for survival, but it’s something that affects all other aspects of your health. Educating yourself about sex and its impact on your life helps you make informed decisions about your health.
Sexual health problems affect people of all ages, but they’re especially common after middle age. As you get older, your body stops producing as many hormones as it once did. This process significantly increases your risk of sexual health problems.
Some of the most common sexual health problems men face include:
Some men also experience severe anxiety before or during intercourse.
Common sexual problems women might face include:
Many women also experience pain during intercourse.
Sexual health problems can happen to anybody, but certain factors increase your risk of experiencing them. Examples include older age, hormone imbalance, genetic factors, stress, and past trauma.
Your doctor can diagnose your condition after reviewing your medical history and symptoms. They might complete a physical exam and recommend you undergo blood tests, ultrasound, or other imaging procedures.
Your provider tailors a treatment plan for sexual dysfunction to match your personalized needs, lifestyle, and desired outcome. They might recommend you try:
Hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic hormones to increase low testosterone, estrogen, or other hormones to normal levels and restore sexual functioning.
Acoustic wave treatment, or shock wave therapy, utilizes pressure waves to stimulate blood flow in the penis to produce better, longer-lasting erections.
Taking certain medications can help men get and keep firmer, stronger erections.
Making certain lifestyle changes can improve your sexual health. Examples include eating healthy foods, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing stress, not smoking, and limiting (or avoiding) alcohol.
If you’re concerned about your sexual health, make an appointment at Galen Healthcare & Aesthetics by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.