Having a good sex life is profoundly rewarding, but physical and psychological issues can prevent you from enjoying the pleasure of healthy sex. If you’re experiencing sexual health problems, Rand McClain, DO, and his team at Regenerative & Sports Medicine can help. At their office in Santa Monica, California and Houston, Texas, they use cutting-edge treatments like hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. For expert help with your sexual health, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Men, women, and people with alternative gender identities can all experience sexual health problems. Some of the main ones include:
Some people have a naturally low libido (meaning they don’t need sex very often), which is perfectly normal as long as you’re happy. However, if you’ve lost interest in sex or have problems with arousal and it’s causing you distress, the Regenerative & Sports Medicine team can help.
Some people find it hard to achieve orgasm, or their orgasms are less satisfying than they used to be.
Women may experience pain during sex that makes them avoid intercourse. This could be due to vaginal dryness, most often because of menopause. Or, there might be a problem like a prolapse, where organs in the pelvis drop into the vagina. Some women have issues like vaginismus that causes the vagina to tense uncontrollably, preventing penetration.
Men also experience pain during sex or painful erections. A common cause is Peyronie’s disease, where scar tissue on one side of the penis causes it to curve. The tightness can cause severe pain when the penis is erect.
Erectile dysfunction means you’re having problems obtaining an erection or keeping it when you want to have sex. The occasional experience of failing to get an erection isn’t a serious issue — it could be due to alcohol consumption or fatigue, for instance. However, if erectile dysfunction happens regularly, there’s usually an underlying problem.
Premature ejaculation is when a man’s orgasm and ejaculation happen too soon. It may occur before or shortly after sexual activity begins.
The Regenerative & Sports Medicine team looks at all aspects of your life that could be affecting your health. They test your hormone levels, do a physical exam to check for any abnormalities, and discuss your lifestyle with you.
Once they determine the cause of your problem, there are many treatments they can use to restore sexual function. These include:
Some people may be suprised by the link between overall health and sexual health issues. For example, being overweight or obese, lacking proper nutrition, and physical inactivity can affect your sexual health. Mental health is also key to sexual fulfillment. Stress, depression, and anxiety can all significantly affect your sex life.
To find out what’s causing your sexual health problems, call the Regenerative & Sports Medicine office in Santa Monica, California or Houston, Texas to book an appointment online today.