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Sexual Dysfunction

Mike Hsieh, MD

Urologists & Men's Health Specialists located in La Jolla, CA

Sexual dysfunction can affect men at any age and includes health conditions such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Board-certified urologist, Mike Hsieh, MD, who serves as the director of the Men's Health Center at the University of California, San Diego, and Jose Luis Ruiz, PA, in La Jolla, California, are men’s health specialists and offer individualized treatment plans for sexual dysfunction that focus on improving sexual and overall health. To schedule an appointment with the experienced team, call the office or click the online booking button today.

Sexual Dysfunction Q & A

What is sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction refers to any physical or psychological condition that hinders you or your partner’s sexual satisfaction. Men can experience sexual dysfunction at any age. However, changes in sexual function and health are more common as you get older.

Your sexual health is an important aspect of your overall health and you don’t have to suffer from sexual dysfunction. 

The men’s health specialists can develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of your sexual dysfunction and improves your overall health and quality of life.

What are the types of sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction in men generally involves issues related to ejaculation, erections, or libido. Types of sexual dysfunction in men include:

Erectile dysfunction (ED)

ED is when you’re unable to get or sustain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. ED is common in men and can develop from emotional stress or an underlying health issue.

Low libido

Low libido is a low interest in sex or sexual desire. In men, low testosterone is the most common cause of low libido. However, your disinterest in sex may also develop if you’re suffering from depression or anxiety.

Ejaculation disorders

Ejaculation disorders include premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, and retrograde ejaculation. Premature and delayed ejaculation may develop from a physical or psychological cause. Diabetes is the most common cause of retrograde ejaculation. 

What can I expect during a sexual dysfunction evaluation?

The men’s health specialists conduct full evaluations when you come to the office seeking help for sexual dysfunction. The goal of the evaluation is to find the underlying cause of your dysfunction so they can develop the most effective treatment plan. 

During your evaluation, the team reviews your symptoms and past history and performs a physical exam. The team may also request cardiovascular screenings to assess for risk factors that may contribute to sexual dysfunction, as well as blood tests to check your hormone levels. 

How is sexual dysfunction treated?

The team at the Men’s Health Centers develop individualized treatment plans for sexual dysfunction based on your symptoms, diagnosis, age, and overall health. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Metabolic syndrome management
  • Weight management
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Hormonal optimization

The men’s health specialists also offer medical and surgical treatments for erectile dysfunction.

The team also has access to other specialists and makes referrals so you get the targeted care you need to treat any underlying health issue responsible for your sexual dysfunction. 

For expert care from an experienced team to get help for your sexual dysfunction, call the office of Mike Hsieh, MD, or click the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.