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Men's Sexual Health Specialist

Rehab Wellness

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine & Medical Spa located in West Hollywood, CA & Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA

Men with testosterone levels that are too low can experience unpleasant changes in their physical appearance and disruption to their sex life. To combat this, Katrina Babcock, DO, and her team at Rehab Wellness in West Hollywood and Thousand Oaks, California, offer customized hormone replacement therapy to help you look and feel your very best. Find out more about the available options and how hormone replacement could help by calling Rehab Wellness today,or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.

Men's Sexual Health

What problems affect men’s sexual health?

The most common problems men experience with their sexual health are:

  • Premature ejaculation (PE)
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

If you are experiencing any of these sexual health issues come visit Dr. Babcock for a full diagnostic work up and treatment plan.

What is premature ejaculation (PE)?

Sexual performance problems like PE have many potential causes stemming from physical or psychological reasons or it could be a combination of both.

Physical reasons for ejaculating prematurely could be:

  • Hormone imbalances
  • Neurotransmitter imbalances
  • Prostate gland inflammation
  • Urethral inflammation
  • Low blood circulation

PE also happens because of overstimulation. Being unable to control the effects of stimulation can lead to an early climax, but you can learn techniques that reduce the effects of any stimulus. With practice, you’ll be able to last far longer and enjoy a more rewarding sex life.

What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?

ED is a problem with getting and/or keeping your erection. Although the occasional experience of ED is probably nothing to worry about, if it’s happening repeatedly, it’s a good recommendation to have a medical checkup.

Psychological and emotional causes for ED are common, and the increasing stress of being unable to perform can make the problem worse. The standard approach to ED is taking medication like sildenafil (Viagra), to help you achieve and maintain your erection. However, this doesn’t address the underlying cause of your ED, which Dr. Babcock can help with. 

ED is sometimes due to low levels of the male sex hormone testosterone. Dr. Babcock can test for low levels of testosterone and prescribe hormone replacement therapy if necessary.

Another common cause of ED is microplaque buildup in the blood vessels in your penis. Microplaque is made up of fats and debris in your blood that form tiny clumps. The clumps stick to the inside of the blood vessels, and when it builds up, microplaque reduces blood flow.

It’s the same thing that happens in major arteries to cause heart attacks and strokes, but on a much smaller scale.

How do STDs affect men’s sexual health?

STDs are widespread and come in many forms. Dr. Babcock provides regular screening tests for STDs, some of which you might not know you have as they don’t cause any symptoms. Treatment is available for STDs, so you should visit Rehab Wellness if you notice any symptoms affecting your genitals, such as:

  • Skin lesions
  • Soreness
  • Discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Painful intercourse

For all your sexual health issues, visit Rehab Wellness. Call today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.