September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. During this month alone, close to 1 million American men will contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Many others will received a diagnosis that impacts their sexual health, such as erectile dysfunction (ED), low testosterone, or low sex drive. Routine evaluation and treatment can improve your sexual health and overall quality of life.
To celebrate Sexual Health Awareness Month this September, take charge of your sexual health by visiting the Men's T-Clinic® for a sexual health check-up.
Sexual health as a part of overall health and well-being
The team at Men's T-Clinic® believes that sexual health is a fundamental part of living well that goes beyond avoiding STDs. It encompasses embracing all aspects of sexual health and sexuality, including infertility, depression, and problems with sexual performance. A check-up provides the opportunity to optimize your sexual health and maintain robust sexual well-being.
Several factors impact male sexual health, such as delayed orgasm, premature ejaculation, and low sperm count. Here’s how you can make sexual health a priority.
Get treated for erectile dysfunction
Did you know 50% of men over the age of 40 have trouble maintaining an erection? Problems with blood flow are often the cause of ED. High blood pressure and other health conditions that affect blood flow increase ED risk. Having
ED is nothing to feel embarrassed about. If you experience trouble keeping an erection firm enough for sex, treatment with lifestyle changes and medication can help.
Check your testosterone levels
You may assume your father is the only one who needs to worry about low testosterone levels. However, sagging testosterone levels are more common than you know. Sure, you can’t expect to have the same T level as you did during your peak in your 20s, but did you know a quarter of men over age 30 and 40% of men over age 45 have low T?
Because it's easy to confuse symptoms of low T with general signs of getting older, many men are unaware they're living with below normal levels. If you have low T, you may find yourself experiencing:
- Hair loss
- Low libido
- Low mood
- Weight gain
- Lack of stamina
- Increasing belly fat
- Loss of muscle mass
- Erectile dysfunction
Get tested for sexually transmitted diseases
There’s no getting around it, sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in men of all age groups. Visiting Men's T-Clinic® makes STD testing easy and convenient. Getting tested benefits your health by detecting STDs early and also helps protect your partner. Coming in to see us at Men's T-Clinic® allows you to get information on managing chronic infections and helps you stay abreast of infections that can cause cancer.
Screen for prostate cancer
While prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancers in men, it’s also one of the most successfully treated, thanks to detection in its early stages. A simple blood test can screen for specific markers and give you peace of mind.
Men who develop prostate cancer often have elevated levels of a protein in their blood called prostate-specific antigen. Ask your provider about prostate cancer screening if you’ve reached the age of 40 or over.
Stop in for a check-up during Sexual Health Awareness Month and beyond. With seven convenient locations throughout Texas, Men's T-Clinic® makes getting a check-up simple. Call us or book online to schedule an appointment at the location nearest you.