Sexual Health & Wellness located in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Bakersfield
Sexual Health services offered in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Bakersfield
Sexual health is a crucial component of your general well-being. If you have a reduced sex drive or experience erectile dysfunction, seek treatment immediately. At Atlas Men’s Clinic, our experienced urologists and their teams specialize in men’s sexual health. They regularly diagnose and treat various conditions, including erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, and low testosterone. Make an appointment by calling one of our offices in Los Angeles or San Diego, or using the online booking feature today.
Sexual Health Q&A
What is sexual health?
Sexual health is a men’s health subspecialty that diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the male reproductive system, including the penis, testicles, or prostate. All men experience low libido and erectile dysfunction occasionally, but if your symptoms last for more than a week or affect your intimate relationships, it could point to an underlying medical issue.
The sexual health experts at Atlas Men’s Clinic can identify the source of your symptoms and make treatment recommendations.
What types of issues does sexual health treat?
The team at Atlas Men’s Clinic treats various conditions that affect men’s sexual health, including:
Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testes. All men experience a reduction in testosterone after age 30, but the decline is so gradual it rarely presents symptoms.
If the team determines your testosterone is lower than average, they can relieve your symptoms with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). TRT uses implantable pellets or patches to increase the levels of testosterone in your body. That restores you to balance, improving your energy levels and quality of life.
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
If you have trouble getting or maintaining an erection long enough to have sex, it can affect your relationships, confidence, and quality of life. Depending on your age and medical history, the team might recommend prescription medication, behavioral therapy, or a penis pump.
Peyronie’s disease causes scar tissue to form around the shaft of your penis. Over time, the scar tissue changes the shape of your penis, resulting in painful erections and difficulty having sex. There’s no cure for Peyronie’s disease, but there are various prescription medications that can reduce inflammation and scarring.
Low libido describes a decreased interest in sexual activity. It's common to lose interest in sex from time to time, and libido levels vary through life. It's also normal for your interest not to match your partner's at times. However, low libido for a long period of time may cause concern for some people.
What happens during a sexual health consultation?
At Atlas Men’s Clinic, the team tailors sexual health consultations to each patient’s needs.
Your provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when they started and if they’re worse at certain times, like when you’re tired or after you’ve drunk alcohol. Next, they complete a physical exam and order lab tests, including blood work and urinalysis.
If these measures don’t provide enough information to make a diagnosis, your provider might also order diagnostic imaging, like an ultrasound of your penis. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to capture real-time photos of scar tissue, blocked blood vessels, and calcification.
After confirming a diagnosis, your provider makes treatment recommendations. Often, that includes a combination of healthy lifestyle changes, prescription medication, and routine checkups.
To learn more about the benefits of improved sexual health, make an appointment at Atlas Men’s Clinic by calling the office or booking online today.