Posts made in November 2017

Understanding Sexual Health as You Age

man's handsKnowing what to expect as you get older can be confusing. Trying to figure out what is normal, natural and healthy when your body starts to change can be difficult – especially when it comes to the reproductive system. Take a look at some of the slow changes that may happen as the years pass to help understand your body better.

You may encounter gradual changes related to sperm production, testicular tissue and erectile function. The rate of sperm production may slow, and testicular tissue mass can decrease. As testosterone levels get lower, it can be difficult to maintain an erection. You may also encounter changes in urinary function as prostate tissue changes. Some studies suggest that around 50 percent of men face this condition, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia. As a result, you may experience difficulty with urination and ejaculation.

In addition to aging, other health conditions can contribute to reproductive changes. Physical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and prostate cancer may be impacting your reproductive system. Fortunately, men struggling with erectile dysfunction have multiple treatment options. If you’ve already tried medication and are looking for an alternative treatment, consider WAVE therapy in Jacksonville. This painless, medication-free treatment uses sound waves to increase blood flow and deliver growth factors. Learn more about Wave Therapy treatment at PinnacleMensHealthJacksonville.com.

Understanding Physical Changes As You Age

Man at the gymHave you been experiencing physical changes and wondering what the cause is? Are you having trouble distinguishing between common side effects of aging and problems with low testosterone? While the natural process of aging demands that you adapt to changes in your body, there may be other conditions disrupting your health. Dropping testosterone levels – a condition that is treatable – could be the culprit for what you are feeling.

Testosterone, a naturally occurring hormone, helps maintain certain bodily functions for men. Your sex drive, fat distribution, muscle mass, bone density and sperm production are connected to testosterone levels. Unfortunately significant drops in testosterone can result in side effects like decreased energy levels, decreased strength, fatigue, decreased body hair, and erectile dysfunction.

While testosterone changes and aging may be responsible for these side effects, the physical changes could be occurring because of other reasons. If you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, testicular cancer, HIV or type 2 diabetes, you may experience also these symptoms. Other causes, such as alcohol use or side effects of medication, could be the reason you are feeling weak or having a decreased libido.

To help determine why your body is undergoing changes related to energy level, muscle strength and sexual function, visit the doctors at Pinnacle Men’s Health in Jacksonville. Your doctors can find out if you are a good candidate for low testosterone treatment in Florida. With a simple blood test, you can learn if your testosterone level has dropped, then discuss possible treatments.