Men’s Health

Nexus HealthSpan -  - Preventative Medicine Specialist

Nexus HealthSpan

Preventative Medicine Specialists & Cardiovascular Disease Specialists located in Lake Forest, CA

Men seek medical care for various health concerns, including hormone replacement therapy, erectile dysfunction, and sexual and performance enhancement. However, some men may put off regular checkups and care. Zachary Lott, MSN, ARNP, AGACNP-BC, can answer your questions and address your concerns at Nexus HealthSpan in Lake Forest, California. Call the office today to schedule an appointment online to take care of your men’s health needs.

Men’s Health Q&A

What causes men’s health problems like erectile dysfunction? 

Men may suffer a variety of health issues, with erectile dysfunction being a particular concern for many men today. These issues commonly happen because of vascular issues or testosterone depletion. 

When you have vascular problems, your blood vessels may not deliver enough blood throughout your body, and lack of blood flow can be a major reason for difficulty in achieving and maintaining erections. 

Low testosterone deprives your body of its key sexual health hormones. This is a common problem as men age. Testosterone in men typically starts to decline after age 30, and low testosterone levels affect about 40% of men aged 45 and older. Click to learn more about if you should get your levels checked.

What are some symptoms of men’s health issues?

Men’s health problems go beyond issues with sexual performance. Some of the many issues you may experience if you have problems like low testosterone or vascular issues include: 

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sex drive
  • Decreased mood
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscular strength
  • Decrease in body hair
  • Osteoporosis 

All of these issues can be demoralizing, frustrating, and terribly distressing. Fortunately, Nexus HealthSpan has solutions.

How are men’s health issues treated?

Treatment of men’s health issues depends on the particular health concern, with some of the effective treatment options at Nexus HealthSpan including: 

Testosterone replacement therapy

The team at Nexus Healthspan addresses low testosterone using testosterone replacement therapy. The most common methods of testosterone replacement therapy are through either a topical application applied to the skin, or an injection. 

Men who have testosterone replacement therapy often report improved mood, energy levels, and sexual function. Many men also report a significant difference in their quality of life and relationships. Click the link for more information about the onset of effects of testosterone and how long it takes to notice a difference with treatment.

Nexus Focused ShockWave Therapy

Low blood flow to the penis often results in erectile dysfunction. Nexus HealthSpan offers the newest available technology for the treatment for erectile dysfunction, medically known as Low-intensity focused shockwave therapy. This treatment uses extracorporeal (meaning outside the body) shock-wave therapy using supersonic sound waves, which has been shown in the research to help return blood flow to the penis and may even create new blood vessels. 

Nexus Focused ShockWave Therapy can help you get back to a healthy and happy sex life through painless in-office treatments. Click the following link to learn the differences between our focused shockwave therapy and radial wave therapy.

PRP Injection 

A PRP Injection is an injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a substance that comes from your own blood. PRP contains concentrated activated platelets that when injected into the penis, helps the body release a number of growth factors which can help regenerate tissues in the area of the injection to stimulate healing and renewal. 

When highly concentrated and injected in specific areas around the penis, PRP can ultimately give you stronger, firmer, and longer-lasting erections as well as more enjoyable sexual experiences.

Other treatments for erectile dysfunction include oral medications that help increase blood flow.

If you’re interested in making an appointment for men’s health services at Nexus HealthSpan, call the office today, or use the online appointment scheduling tool now.