Are You Suffering From Sexual Dysfunction Prior To Age 40?

All the mass advertising we hear about male sexual dysfunction is targeted towards men over the age of 40. This is because the larger majority of males suffering from sexual dysfunction are over the age of 40. We know sexual dysfunction issues often rise as a male ages, but what about that minority of men under 40 dealing with sexual dysfunction. What are they supposed to do?

Become educated. Do not just sit back and think your symptoms are normal because you are not old enough to have sexual dysfunction problems. The four most common sexual dysfunction problems include: premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and Peyronie’s disease. All of these sexual dysfunction problems can occur in all sexually mature males regardless of age. While premature ejaculation is the most common sexual dysfunction in men younger than 40, erectile dysfunction in men under 40 years of age is being seen in one out of every four new ED patients, according to a study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Low testosterone was responsible for some of those ED cases. Peyronie’s disease was present in 8.2% of sufferers under the age of 40.

Premature ejaculation (PE)

Patients experiencing premature ejaculation will still ejaculate, however ejaculation occurs either before or shortly after penetration. This condition usually leaves you and your partner unsatisfied and frustrated. Some causes of this condition can be age, stress, anxiety, hormonal issues, injury, certain medications, and erectile dysfunction. Treatment options for PE may include medication, exercise, and techniques to increase longevity and stamina.

Erectile dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction can occur alone, but is also seen accompanying other sexual dysfunction disorders. If you are frequently having trouble achieving or sustain and erection, you may be dealing with ED. Erectile dysfunction can be caused from a wide variety of underlying health conditions, or psychological conditions. Due to the multitude of causes that could bring on ED, developing a treatment plan to overcome it involves an in-depth look at a patient’s medical history. This can help your physician determine where treatment should begin. There are several medications on the market for ED, however, it is very important to determine if there is an underlying cause for your ED, especially if you are under the age of 40, as men in their 20-30s should be at their sexual peak.

Low testosterone (Low T)

Testosterone levels naturally decrease after the age of 30, but if you are experiencing noticeable symptoms of low testosterone, your levels may have dropped lower than what is considered normal. A loss of libido, mood changes, erectile dysfunction, muscle loss, weight gain, fatigue, memory loss, and hair loss are the common symptoms of low testosterone. Other than natural decreasing of testosterone, some other causes can be other health conditions, genetic conditions, or certain medications. Low testosterone is easily diagnosed through lab work, and easily treated with life style changes and/or testosterone therapy.

Peyronie’s disease (PD)

This condition is also known as bent penis disease. Peyronie’s disease is often diagnosed by visible penile curvature, however, in younger men the most prevalent symptoms are penile pain and nodules in the penile shaft. The visible penile curvatures tend to be less noticeable in younger men, but become more visible as the disease progresses. Some young men may dismiss the early signs of Peyronie’s disease until the disease progression becomes severe enough to show visible penis curving, therefore, the diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease is less common in younger men. You should never feel penile pain and ignore it by not following up with a physician. Early intervention of any disease can help slow the disease progression. The causes of Peyronie’s disease are not thoroughly understood, but some widely accepted causes are that PD is a result of an autoimmune disease or penis injuries. Treatment options for PD include surgery, medications, and Priapus therapy.

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Seek advice from a men’s sexual health specialist

If you are a young man with concerns that you could be dealing with a sexual dysfunction problem, a simple consultation with a men’s sexual health specialist can eliminate any questioning you may have. A consultation with an expert in men’s sexual health can help you understand what you are dealing with and confirm if it is normal, or help you develop a treatment plan for the condition you are experiencing.

The Louisville Men’s Clinic is a team of medical staff specializing in male sexual dysfunctions, including premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and Peyronie’s disease. The clinic is located in Louisville, KY, and equipped with an on-site laboratory to allow patients the fastest, most thorough answers for their health concerns. The all-male staff and masculine designed office setting will provide you the most comfortable medical setting available to address your male sexual health concerns. We provide a comfortable, professional place for men of all ages to seek the help of a men’s sexual health specialist. If you have found yourself questioning your sexual health, we encourage you to make an appointment today with the Louisville Men’s Clinic. To schedule an appointment call (502) 444-4000 or schedule online.