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How Smoking Puts You at Greater Risk for Erectile Dysfunction

man staring into the camera exhaling smokeNo man likes to admit when they are experiencing problems with sexual performance. Because of the stigma against erectile dysfunction, many men are unaware of the complex causes of ED, and many simply see it as a side effect of aging. The truth is, you may be causing your ED by continuing to indulge in bad habits like smoking.

The Stats

There’s a reason that tobacco companies are required to place a surgeon general’s warning on cigarette packs – cigarettes are extremely bad for your health. It’s safe to assume that most smokers know this habit can harm their health, but what you may not know is that it also affects your sexual health.

  • Men who smoke more than a pack of cigarettes a day are 60% more likely to develop ED than their non-smoking counterparts.
  • Men who smoke, or who have smoked in the past, are 30% more likely to be impotent.

Erectile dysfunction is the result of poor blood supply to the penis. Smoking cigarettes can damage your blood vessels and result in blocked arteries, which in turn can affect your ability to get an erection.

The Fix

Quitting smoking is a monumental task, but it’s not impossible. People who quit smoking will see a relatively quick increase in their overall health, and it may help you with your ED in the long term.

We know that kicking the habit can be a long, uphill battle. In the meantime, visit Charleston Men’s Clinic for erectile dysfunction treatment in Mt. Pleasant. We can help you regain your sex life, so make your first appointment today.

4 Methods for Preventing Premature Ejaculation

couple laying in bedDealing with premature ejaculation can be embarrassing for men, but isn’t something you need to suffer with. Here are a few techniques that you can use with your partner and on your own in order to prevent premature ejaculation:

Pelvic Floor Exercises – Kegels aren’t just for the ladies. Your pelvic floor muscles play a big role in bladder control and sexual performance. In men, these muscles weaken with age – which could be the reason you are experiencing PE. Practicing pelvic floor exercises on a regular basis can give you more control so that you can delay ejaculation.

Pause-Start – This method involves stopping movement during intercourse until the feeling that you are about to ejaculate passes, and then resuming. While you are paused, engage your pelvic floor muscles like you do when you are completing your pelvic floor exercises to make this method more effective.

Squeezing – For this method you will need a very cooperative and understanding partner, since it involves interrupting intercourse. When you feel the need to ejaculate, withdraw and squeeze the head of your penis until the feeling passes, and then resume intercourse.

What to Do When These Methods Are Not Enough – When these tried and true methods for preventing premature ejaculation are not enough, medical intervention may be needed. Make an appointment with Charleston Men’s Clinic to discuss your treatment options. We have had success treating our patients for premature ejaculation in South Carolina, and we can help you, too.

3 Things You Should Know About the Priapus Shot®

couple sitting on the ground drinking coffeeThe Priapus Shot® is a non-surgical treatment that we offer at the Charleston Men’s Clinic. We have used it to help many men recapture the youthful appearance of their penis and improve their sexual performance. Here are three important things you should know about this treatment before making an appointment at our men’s sexual health clinic:

An All-Natural Treatment

The Priapus Shot® is an all-natural treatment that uses platelet-rich plasma to encourage natural growth of the penis. Because it is all-natural and non-surgical, there are no horrible side effects like nodule formation or necrotic tissue. You can feel safe receiving this treatment because not only is it FDA-approved, but it is also administered by a physician rather than a nurse or medical assistant.

Improved Erectile Function

You can improve erectile function by up to 90% with the Priapus Shot®, making it an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. It can increase blood flow to your penis, allowing you to get and maintain and erection more easily, and naturally increasing the girth and length of your penis.

Any Man Can Benefit

The Priapus Shot® is recommended for any man who . . .

  • Is suffering from erectile dysfunction and has unsuccessfully tried other treatments in the past
  • Has had prostate cancer, diabetes, Peyronie’s Disease, or other diseases that affect the penis
  • Would like to achieve natural growth and enhance the appearance of his penis

Make an appointment with Charleston Men’s Clinic today to find out if you are a good candidate to receive the Priapus® Shot in South Carolina.

3 Things that Can Reduce Your Chances of Developing Erectile Dysfunction

grey-haired man meditating on a beachAs men age, the likelihood of developing erectile dysfunction increases. However, there are some things that you can do to reduce your chances of developing erectile dysfunction in South Carolina. While some cases do require medical treatment, doing the following will help:

Healthy Diet & Exercise

Health issues resulting from poor eating habits and lack of exercise can also affect your ability to get and maintain an erection, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, low testosterone, and heart disease. Maintaining a healthy diet that is high in protein and healthy fats and low in processed carbohydrates can go a long way towards maintaining your sexual health.

Reducing Stress

Sometimes excess stress in your life can impact your performance in the bedroom. Try meditating or practicing breathing exercising when you feel stressed. Working out or finding a hobby you enjoy can also be a good way to eliminate stress.

Avoiding Bad Habits

Drinking and smoking can have a serious impact on your overall health over time – and that includes your sexual health. These bad habits can lower your sex drive, and even cause ED over time. Avoiding these bad habits can help you avoid erectile dysfunction in the future.

Dealing with ED?

If you have erectile dysfunction and are interested in regaining a healthy sex life, make an appointment at Charleston Men’s Clinic. We can help you overcome your erectile dysfunction and start enjoying sex again.

Signs You Should Get Tested for Low T

silhouette of a man standing near a body of waterAfter the age of 30, your testosterone levels begin to drop. This stage of your life is referred to as andropause, and it is perfectly natural. However, a condition called Low T can cause your testosterone levels to drop abnormally low, which can lead to health problems. Luckily, low testosterone is completely treatable. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should get tested for Low T in Mount Pleasant, SC at our men’s clinic.

  • Lower Sex Drive – One of the biggest indicators that you could be suffering from Low T is a decreased sex drive.
  • Fatigue, Low Energy – Your hormones have a huge impact on your energy levels. A sudden or abnormal drop in energy could mean your testosterone levels are too low.
  • Muscle Loss/Weight Gain – Poor diet and lack of exercise will cause muscle loss and weight gain, but if you’re trying to lose weight and can’t you may have a hormone imbalance.
  • Erectile Dysfunction – Sexual performance is dependent on your hormones being at the right levels. If you are experiencing ED, you could have lower than normal levels of testosterone.
  • Memory Loss – If you find yourself struggling to remember things, it could be a sign of Low T.
  • Depression – Mental illness happens when the chemicals in your brain are unbalanced. Low levels of testosterone have been linked to depression in men.
  • Hair Loss – Hair loss may be a symptom of aging, but if you find yourself losing an alarming amount of hair your hormones could be to blame.
  • Sleep Apnea – Sleep apnea is a condition where a person briefly stops breathing during sleep. If you have recently been diagnosed with this condition, you may also have Low T.
  • Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) – Low T has been linked to irritability in men.

When you make an appointment at Charleston Men’s Clinic, we will perform a simple blood test to determine if you have low testosterone.  Once you know for sure, we can begin treating you for Low T. What are you waiting for? Contact our clinic today to get tested for Low T.

Welcome to the Charleston Men’s Clinic Blog

doctor using a tabletAre you ready to experience optimal sexual health and wellness? That’s what you’ll get when you make an appointment at Charleston Men’s Clinic. We have had success with treating erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and premature ejaculation.

We also know how uncomfortable it can be for men to talk about sexual health issues, so we go the extra mile to ensure that you feel completely at ease in our office. The signage is discreet, and our office’s exterior blends in seamlessly with the surrounding medical offices. You will also find a “man cave” atmosphere in our waiting room, with men’s magazines and your favorite sports channels playing on our TVs. You will spend almost no time in our waiting room before being taken to a private room to meet with the doctor. All of this is done to provide maximum comfort and to ease any anxiety you may have about seeking treatment.

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Contact our clinic to make your first appointment and rediscover the joy of sex, today.