Ways to Enhance Men’s Sexual Health

Sexual health isn’t a one size fits all issue. The contributors to your sexual health aren’t just physical, but psychological, too. Men’s sexual health involves the desire for sex (libido) and physiological ability (whether a man can get and sustain an erection). 

Many factors can interfere with your sexual health. However, multiple effective treatments exist, which is a game-changer if you’re experiencing intimacy-related relationship issues. 

Men’s sexual health is one of the focuses of the VitalityMDs practice. The caring team has helped many men restore their sexual vitality with multiple treatment options. 

Dr. Russell Bartels and Dr. Burt Webb oversee the practice, but Dr. Bartels and our experienced nurse practitioner Gina Tome, FNP-C, deliver these particular treatments.

Men’s sexual health issues

As we said before, ED is the most prevalent men’s sexual health issue that individuals seek help for. 

ED is linked to many factors, from emotional conditions like depression and trauma to certain health conditions. Some prescription medications can also be to blame, in addition to lifestyle habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. 

Most men have occasional problems with erections due to exhaustion or stress, which can make sex more difficult. The problem occurs when it becomes a chronic dilemma. 

When low desire affects men, it can be confusing if they’ve never had problems with desire in the past. Both ED and low libido are often related to simply getting older, and a reduction in testosterone is a normal part of aging. 

Solutions for men’s sexual issues

VitalityMDs offers diverse treatments for men’s sexual health issues, and our team is experienced at determining which one is most appropriate for you.

Functional Medicine

Our functional medicine approach means that we don’t just treat your symptoms; we discover the root cause of your erectile dysfunction. We delve into your health history, current health, and daily lifestyle habits.

Making lifestyle changes may be all you need to do to improve your sex life. It might mean quitting smoking, tweaking your diet, getting more exercise, or learning how to manage stress. You may also have an undiagnosed medical condition, like high blood pressure or diabetes, and often when a condition is discovered and treated, your ED resolves. 

We also offer medically supervised weight loss if your ED is related to obesity. 

Oral medication

Sometimes prescription medications, which improve blood flow to your penis, are key to eradicating your ED. The particular prescribed medication determines the length of time it takes to be ready for sex. Unfortunately, some people experience side effects like headaches. 

Additionally, some health conditions disqualify you from being a candidate for medication. These include diabetes and high blood pressure. 

The Priapus ShotⓇ

The Priapus shotⓇ, or P-Shot for short, is often a great alternative if you’ve tried ED medication, and it either hasn’t been successful, or you have a condition that prevents you from using it.  

The P-Shot procedure involves your provider taking a small blood sample and reconstituting it in a centrifuge. The result is a concentrated solution of your own platelet-rich plasma. After applying a numbing agent, we reinject the solution into your penis to promote tissue growth. 

P-Shot benefits include:

You’re also able to have sex more frequently. With all these plusses, you’re likely to feel newly optimistic about your intimate life instead of discouraged. 


GAINSWave is another noninvasive treatment for ED solution and overall sexual performance. It contributes to higher quality erections and enhances your libido. 

The treatment sends high-frequency, low-intensity shock waves through your penis that revitalize thinned blood vessels, clear them of plaque, and contribute to the creation of new blood vessels and nerves. You’re able to have great sex again because blood efficiently flows to your penis. 

The series of six treatments take just 20 minutes per session. Gainswave is also popular because there’s no post-treatment downtime and studies show that 75% of men enjoy successful outcomes. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy

When your hormones are out of balance, your ability to get and sustain an erection may be affected. You may notice a lower sex drive, too. The bioidentical hormone therapy we offer can balance your hormones again, so you and your partner can enjoy sex. 

Call the VitalityMDs office to schedule a consultation if problems are in the way of a satisfying sex life. You can also book an appointment online.

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