Sexual Health Specialist

Progressive Medical Center

Integrative Functional Medicine & Health and Wellness Center located in Dunwoody, Atlanta, GA

Sexual health plays an important part in the enjoyment of life, so any problems can have a severe impact on your overall well-being. If you're struggling with sexual health issues, Benjamin Johnston, Sr., MD, and the team at Progressive Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, can help. They specialize in using natural therapies to resolve problems such as low libido, erectile dysfunction, and painful intercourse. To find a solution to your sexual health problems, call Progressive Medical Center or book an appointment online today.

Sexual Health Q & A

What is sexual health?

Sexual health concerns anything that impacts your ability to enjoy a rewarding sex life. Both men and women can suffer from sexual health problems:

Men's sexual health

Problems like a loss of libido and erectile dysfunction (ED) are issues that commonly affect men – around half of all middle-aged, and older men experience ED and find it difficult to achieve or maintain an erection.

Unfortunately, many men don't get help for their sexual health problems or turn to drugs like sildenafil (Viagra®), which doesn't address the underlying health issues. Stress often plays a part, and in many cases, the root cause is a hormone imbalance, which could be low testosterone or problems with thyroid, pituitary, or adrenal gland function.

Women's sexual health

Women can also experience a loss of libido and problems like vaginal dryness that makes intercourse uncomfortable. Hormone imbalances are often to blame, especially during menopause, when levels of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone fluctuate and decline.

Other causes of sexual health problems that could affect men and women include:

  • Chronic diseases like diabetes
  • Medications
  • Relationship issues
  • Unhealthy lifestyle habits
  • Psychological causes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
  • Cardiovascular disease and poor circulation

The Progressive Medical Center team has extensive experience in helping people with these problems and restoring sexual health.

How is the cause of my sexual health problem diagnosed?

If you're troubled by sexual health issues, your provider at Progressive Medical Center first performs a physical examination and looks at all the factors that could be influencing your sexual health. These could include pre-existing medical conditions, your work and home life, your diet and activity levels, habits like smoking and heavy drinking, and stress.

The Progressive Medical Center team also offers specialized tests that can identify any hormone imbalances, as well as tests to check for underlying conditions like heart disease and diabetes. When they have all the results, your provider can develop a suitable treatment program that addresses the causes of your sexual health problems.

How are sexual health problems treated?

The treatment you need for your sexual health problems depends on what issues you're having and what's causing them. Some of the principal treatments Progressive Medical Center offers include:

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)

Progressive Medical Center uses BHRT to supplement patients with low testosterone or estrogen levels. Replacing hormones when levels are too low can resolve many problems, including sexual health issues. BHRT has advantages over synthetic HRT in that its molecular structure matches that of your natural hormones, and the prescription is specifically for you.

Nutritional support

Poor nutrition is responsible for a multitude of health conditions. Your provider at Progressive Medical Center can create a diet plan and recommend supplements that improve your nutrient levels.

Sound wave therapy

If you have ED, a contributing factor could be poor blood flow in your penis. Sound wave therapy is a noninvasive method of improving blood flow and revitalizing your blood vessels.

Other treatments that could help include IV (intravenous) infusions, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, and detoxification.

To find a solution for your sexual health problems, call Progressive Medical Center or book an appointment online today.