June is Men’s Health Month and its purpose to bring awareness to men’s health issues while encouraging early detection and treatment of disease and disorders. What better time to discuss the topic of male sexual wellness?
It’s estimated that 40 to 70 percent of men experience sexual dysfunction at some time in their lifetime. For some, it can be daunting to talk about these issues or to seek help. However, sexual issues can be early markers of other diseases. For example, many men seen in emergency rooms for a cardiac event—such as a heart attack or stroke—suffered from erectile dysfunction or impotence three to five years earlier. Most often, these diseases can be effectively treated when detected early.
Male sexual health is such an integral part of a man’s life that these issues can have a large impact on a man’s emotional well-being. While it can be intimidating for some men to discuss, sexual issues are very common and shouldn’t be an embarrassing topic. Many believe that male sexual health is driven by hormones, but there are numerous factors that can impact sexual wellness including a range of physical, social, interpersonal and psychological elements. It’s important to determine the underlying cause of these issues and seek care from a physician to develop a plan.
NaturoMedica physicians are well versed in assessing these concerns and can offer advanced cardiovascular testing to be sure circulation is at peak performance. Additionally, adrenal and/or hormone testing, which are important in the overall evaluation of male sexual health concerns, may be needed. We recognize that this is not always an easy or open topic for discussion, and encourage men to come in for an appointment. We invite you to read our blog to learn about common causes and approaches to treatment.
NaturoMedica at Grand Ridge Plaza is a full-service naturopathic medical clinic that is home to seven licensed naturopathic physicians. The clinic offers naturopathic healthcare, acupuncture and IV (intravenous) therapy. NaturoMedica doctors can provide primary care or work with an established physician to address health concerns. The clinic also has a retail dispensary, which is open to the public and stocks vitamins, supplements and healthcare products. NaturoMedica is located at 1220 10th Ave NE. To learn more, call (425) 557-8900 or www.naturomedica.com.