Male sexual health can be due to problems with libido (sexual desire), the ability to get an erection and/or sustain it. (Erectile function). Problems of early ejaculation (premature ejaculation) can also be an issue in many. Male sexual health also includes treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and treatment of male infertility.
Although hormones can affect the desire and the ability to have sex, mental and emotional factors also play important roles. Various factors can cause Erectile dysfunction (ED), including stress, depression, relationship issues, abnormally low testosterone, damage to genital organs, and even atherosclerotic arteries. In fact, it can also be a warning sign for heart disease.
ED can be treated with pills, testosterone replacement or at times with injections into the penis or delivery through the urethra, or with use of vacuum devices. Men can also experience difficulties like premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, or rarely the inability to experience orgasm upon ejaculation (anorgasmia). These can be corrected with medications or through counselling.
An important obstacle to improving men’s health is their reluctance to consult Endocrinologist. Also, many myths surround men’s health like they do not care about their health, but in fact they feel unable to talk about their concerns or seek help until it is often too late. At IDEA CLINICS, a team of endocrinologists can provide treatments for various conditions as mentioned here.