Men's Health Specialist

Bethesda Immediate Care

Primary Care Physicians located in Bethesda, MD

Men have unique health needs that often go untreated due to embarrassment or unwillingness to see a doctor. The providers at Bethesda Immediate Care of Bethesda, Maryland, offer diagnosis and treatment for common men’s health concerns, including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and low testosterone. For an evaluation and compassionate, discrete treatment, call or schedule an appointment online.

Men's Health Q & A

What are common men’s health problems?

Men often put off seeing a doctor until symptoms are severe, or their health impacts their sexual performance. Just like women, men have unique health care needs and need quality, compassionate care to maintain their health and wellness.

Men are often at higher risk than women for common health problems, such as heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), and diabetes. Health concerns that are unique to men include:

  • Prostate enlargement
  • Prostate cancer
  • Low testosterone
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature ejaculation

Some of these health conditions not only impact your sexual health but are also signs of severe health problems that need expert medical treatment.

What is low testosterone?

Low testosterone, also called low-T, happens when your testosterone production diminishes below a level of 300 ng/dl, which is typical for older men. Testosterone is the hormone responsible for male sexual reproduction, and as production diminishes, you may see signs and symptoms, including:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Less responsiveness to sexual stimulation
  • Loss and slowed growth of body hair
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Obesity
  • Fatigue

Low-T may also lead to conditions like erectile dysfunction and depression. Symptoms of low testosterone are treated with testosterone replacement, which is offered by Bethesda Immediate Care.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition where you are unable to get or keep an erection. Decreased sex drive often accompanies ED, which may not be medically concerning but could be a sign of other health problems.

Possible causes of ED may include low-T and a natural decline in hormone production. Other causes include:

  • Impaired circulation
  • Diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage
  • Clogged arteries or blood clots
  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression or anxiety

The first step in the treatment of your ED is talking to your provider at Bethesda Immediate Care. They determine possible underlying causes and discuss a personalized plan to treat your ED medically.

What is premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is a sex-related health problem where ejaculation or sexual climax happens sooner than you or your partner prefer. It is likely not a severe medical problem but can be frustrating and embarrassing, and impact your sexual satisfaction.

ED could cause premature ejaculation. Most often, however, mental or emotional struggles cause early ejaculation, including:

  • Heightened or unrealistic sexual expectations
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Stress
  • Guilt or shame
  • Lack of confidence
  • Relationship problems
  • History of sexual repression

Emotional and mental support is essential in the treatment of ED, premature ejaculation, and other sex-related health problems. The team at Bethesda Immediate Care offers emotional, mental, and medical support for men’s health problems of all kinds.

For quality men’s health support, call or schedule an appointment online with Bethesda Immediate Care today.