We all know the importance of being healthy.
Exercise, eating well and watching our general health have been drilled into our heads for about as long as we can remember.
What is not talked about as much is your sexual health and what to do if you experience issues.
With the summer comes some extra downtime and using that time to evaluate your sexual health will only help you out in the long term.
So we put together this list of conditions to keep an eye out for, and treat if needed so you can reach your full potential.
You hear about low T a lot, probably on T.V. most of the time.
Testosterone is the hormone that gives you those male body characteristics like muscle and facial, body and pubic hair. When levels of it drop, those characteristics start to decline.
If it gets low enough there can be a noticeable decrease, and can cause serious problems like smaller testes and weak bones. My book, The TOT Bible, will provide you with the information you need to get your testosterone levels and body on track.
If you think that erectile dysfunction is only an issue in older men think again.
By 40 years old, 40 percent of men have experienced ED in some form.
By definition, it means you are having trouble getting or maintaining an erection because blood isnít properly flowing to the penis.
There are several reasons this could be happening, from poor lifestyle choices to a side effect of other medication.
Itís important to do some research on erectile dysfunction to find out what may be causing it for you, and start the proper treatment.
No one wants their sex drive to decrease, but the reality is that 5 percent of men deal with decreased libido which gets worse as you continue to age.
There are several things that can contribute to decreased libido including the two conditions mentioned before, but also things like excessive use of alcohol or drugs, certain medications or illnesses, depression, or even something as simple as relationship problems.
Treatment will depend on the cause but can be as simple as lifestyle changes or could mean testosterone optimization therapy.
Just as much as no one wants to lose their sex drive, no one wants it to be over before it really gets started either. Thatís the issue of premature ejaculation.
If you find yourself not being able to last too long after penetration, or even sometimes before, then this may be a condition you should ask your doctor about.
Donít freak out though, itís a common issue with 30 to 40 percent of men having it at some point in their life.
Again there are many causes, from a lack of serotonin to performance anxiety, and treatment will depend upon the cause. Still, one generally advised treatment is to practice the start-and-stop method.
Whether you have trouble getting it up or getting in the mood, itís important to know what is causing issues with your sexual health.
Once you know what the issue causing trouble for you is, it can and should be treated.
Your sexual health is an important part of your life. Being the best version of yourself starts now, by taking the necessary steps to optimize your sexual health.