How Can I Know If I Am Sexually Healthy?
You may not like to talk about your intimate life or even think about it, but it is important to have a good understanding of your sexual health. Not only does sexual health play a major role in your relationships and physical needs, but it can also have a significant impact on your psychological health and your overall well-being. For many people, in fact, being sexually healthy and fulfilled is closely tied to their overall quality of life. At Blue Elk Family Clinic in Nashville, IN, our team of experts – under the direction of Dr. Larry Sanchez – understands the complex and personal nature of sexual wellness and is committed to helping patients feel confident, comfortable, and satisfied with their sexual health through a variety of treatments and procedures.
If you’re like many people, you may have concerns about your sexual function but aren’t quite sure if your issues warrant evaluation or treatment. In this blog, you’ll find a number of helpful tips on how to assess your sexual health and what signs or symptoms may mean a sexual enhancement treatment plan could be right for you.
Is my sexual health intact?
Most men and women will experience ups and downs in their sexual sensation, function, and other aspects of their sexual health over time. These temporary fluctuations are expected and may be due to hormonal changes, psychological stressors, alcohol or drug use, or other factors. In some cases, sexual health problems are more serious and may become chronic. In either scenario, patients can benefit from a self-assessment and an in-office evaluation with Dr. Sanchez or Misty Sanchez, LMHC-A, to determine if their sexual condition may be improved with professional treatment and care. Keep in mind, sexual health is about more than just having sex. Patients should consider all aspects of their sexual wellness, including:
- Physical satisfaction
- Psychological well-being
- Physical appearance/anatomy
- Relationship with partner(s)
When conducting a sexual health and wellness check on yourself, be sure to ask the following questions:
- Are my physical needs being met?
- Are my psychological needs being met?
- Am I satisfied with my level of sexual function?
- Am I satisfied with my sexual sensation?
- Is my partner satisfied with our sexual interactions?
- Am I satisfied with my physical anatomy?
- Am I experiencing any pain or discomfort with sexual activity?
- Do I feel anxious or nervous about engaging in sexual activity?
What treatments can improve my sexual health?
Based on your self-assessment and professional evaluation, you may decide that you’d like to explore your options for sexual health treatment. Depending on your specific needs and goals, Dr. Sanchez may recommend one or more of the following:
- PRP injections
- PRFM therapy
- Behavioral therapy
- Lifestyle changes
- Oral medications
Whether you are experiencing a constellation of vague symptoms or have obvious sexual problems, like Peyronie’s disease or erectile dysfunction, our knowledgeable team can recommend the most appropriate course of treatment to help you feel confident and sexually satisfied once again.
Restore your confidence with comprehensive sexual health treatment in Nashville, IN
If low libido, a lack of interest in sex, or poor sexual function are taking a toll on your life, you are not alone. To learn more about the wide range of cutting-edge treatments and procedures available today that have helped countless men and women regain their sexual health and wellness, call Blue Elk Family Clinic in Nashville, IN today to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Larry Sanchez or Misty Sanchez.