Not just one sexual health problem, but two or more???
Do you find yourself asking your medical practitioner this question:
“Can I have more than one sexual health problem at the same time?”
Unfortunately, yes, and it’s not uncommon for men to deal with more than one condition at the same time, especially as a man ages and other health conditions become more prevalent. There are four common male sexual dysfunctions we see, these include: erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, Peyronie’s disease, and premature ejaculation.
According to the Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals, in the United States at least 10 to 20 million men are suffering with erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can be seen alone, however many men suffering from erectile dysfunction are simultaneously suffering from Peyronie’s disease or low testosterone, as well. Erectile dysfunction is often a symptom of another sexual dysfunction. In other words, one sexual dysfunction disorder could very well be causing your second sexual dysfunction disorder. The most often seen combinations of sexual dysfunction in men include: erectile dysfunction with Peyronie’s disease, erectile dysfunction with low testosterone, or low testosterone with Peyronie’s disease.
Discovering that you are suffering from one sexual dysfunction disorder is daunting enough to navigate through treatment, but adding additional sexual dysfunctions on top of that can be outright overwhelming!
Some questions you may find yourself asking may include:
How do I handle more than one sexual dysfunction problem?
Where do I start?
Can they both be treated at the same time?
Is one problem the result of the other?
These are just a few questions that may be swirling through your head. Write them down as they come up and bring that list with you to your doctor, but find solace in knowing that a combination of sexual dysfunction disorders is extremely common. There are many treatment options available to help you. Having multiple problems is not nearly as terrible as it sounds. Our most valuable advice to patients is to work with a physician that specializes in men’s sexual health. They will have experience in treating multiple sexual dysfunction disorders. This is very important because treating just one condition, but not the other can make some conditions worse. A great example of this is the combinations of Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction. Often times erectile dysfunction surfaces as a symptom in Peyronie’s sufferers to prevent the patient from causing more damage to the penis. Forcing a Peyronie’s disease sufferer to have an erection with drugs such as Viagra, can make the Peyronie’s disease worse! A through exam is needed to discover Peyronie’s disease, and a non-specialized men’s health doctor may simply notice erectile dysfunction and prescribe a common ED medication.
At the Kansas City Men’s Clinic, a very large portion of our clients suffer from more than one sexual dysfunction problem.
We always begin our treatment plans with a very in depth, consultative approach to truly identify the source or sources of what is causing your problems. Our treatment options are customized to cater to your body as a whole, not just mask your symptoms. We find that very often in our Peyronie’s disease and low testosterone patients who suffer from erectile dysfunction, that our treatment plans for PD and low T simultaneously treat the ED. In those who still suffer from ED during or after treating their other condition we can prescribe a custom-blended sublingual medication that will work more effectively with less side effects than the common prescriptions for ED, like Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra.
The Kansas City Men’s Clinic offers the latest, most effective, FDA approved treatment pathways for treating men’s sexual health. If you find yourself with facing the diagnosis of one or more sexual dysfunction problem, bring us your list of questions! Our all male staff will answer your questions in our comfortable masculine-oriented office setting in complete privacy. During our quick, confidential, consultation we can go over your medical history and treatment options available to you. If you are located in or around the Kansas City area we invite you to schedule an appointment today online or by calling our office at (816) 533-4420.