As we ring in the new year, let’s toast good health! For many of us, that means committing to eating right, exercising more, and getting regular checkups. But for men, there are some specific health concerns that we need to be aware of as we age.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at three common health problems in men—erectile dysfunction (ED), premature ejaculation (PE), and low testosterone (low T)—and explore some lifestyle changes that can help prevent them.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Men often have difficulty getting or keeping an erection as they age. You should talk to your doctor if you have concerns about ED.
In many cases, ED results from underlying health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. So, by getting your cholesterol and blood sugar levels under control, you can also help improve your sexual function. In addition, quitting smoking and losing weight can also help treat ED.
Lastly, medications can help treat ED; your doctor can help you decide if the medication is right for you.
Premature Ejaculation (PE)
Males are also susceptible to premature ejaculation (PE).
A lack of control over ejaculation characterizes PE, so it occurs sooner than desired, often within one minute of penetration. While there is no single cause of PE, psychological factors such as stress or anxiety may contribute to it. Treatment for PE may include behavioral therapy, medications, or topical anesthetics. If you’re experiencing PE again, the first step is to talk to your doctor.
Low Testosterone (Low T)
As men age, they may also experience a drop in testosterone levels—a condition known as “low T.” This can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, depression, reduced sex drive, and muscle weakness. If you think you may have low T, the best thing to do is talk to your doctor, who can order a blood test to confirm it. Once low T has been diagnosed, treatment options include:
- Testosterone replacement therapy.
- Gels/creams/patches applied to the skin.
- Pellets implanted under the skin.
Look no further than Prime Male Medical in the Bay Area if you want to keep your health in check. You can get top-quality individualized treatment by calling 415-761-4037 or 925-393-5403.