Millions of men suffer from a sexual disorder at some point during their lifetime, which can serve as a source of contention when problems arise between the sheets. While these problems affect a large number of men, most men are unaware that they are among the majority, not the minority and usually choose to remain silent rather than find a solution.
- Erectile Dysfunction: Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or impotence occurs when you cannot maintain an erection long enough to engage in sex. This is a common problem that is caused by not having enough blood flow to the penis and affects nearly 30 million men in the U.S. It’s important to investigate what the underlying cause may be including any risk factors that affect cardiovascular health like obesity or smoking.
- Stress Urinary Incontinence: A common and distressing problem, Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) leads to an involuntary leakage of urine. It almost always stems from an underlying but treatable medical condition which often leads to it being under-reported by medical practitioners. From behavior changes to medication, there are various treatment processes available to pinpoint the problem. It doesn’t have to become a disorder that rules our life.
- Peyronie’s Disease: Prevalent in about 9% of men, Peyronie’s Disease occurs when the penis is curved from scar tissue that forms a hard lump, often causing pain and making sex difficult or impossible. While surgery is a treatment option for extreme cases, new options are being explored including oral medication and injections like Xiaflex that break down the tissue in the penis.
- Premature Ejaculation: Premature Ejaculation (PE) is the number one male sexual function complaint and affects 33% of men. PE happens when early ejaculation occurs after a short period of sexual stimulation, but varies based on couples and individual levels of satisfaction. PE can easily be treated to help men control ejaculation and prolong pleasure.
- Low Testosterone: Testosterone is the most important male hormone and it helps maintain sex drive, sperm production and even muscle and bone mass. When testosterone levels are low, it can decrease sex drive and cause mood swings – both symptoms that can impair your love life. A simple blood test will reveal whether your testosterone level is low and once the underlying cause is determined, you can discuss treatment options such as hormone replacement therapy with your doctor.
Source: health news digest