Premature Ejaculation Treatment in Tuscaloosa, AL
While perhaps less frustrating than complete erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation is still an aggravating and embarrassing problem that effects the lives and relationships of countless men.
Despite the stigma and negativity surrounding the condition, it's very common. In fact, it's normal for nearly every man to experience premature ejaculation at some point in their lifetime. However, it can be classified as a medical problem when:
- You continually ejaculate prematurely
- Only last up to one minute after penetration
- Cannot effectively control when you ejaculate
- The issue causes distress, both personally and in relationships
What Causes Premature Ejaculation?
There are two types of premature ejaculation, primary and secondary. Primary premature ejaculation is when you've had the issue since birth. Secondary or acquired premature ejaculation is when you've developed the habit somewhere along the line. Either primary or secondary premature ejaculation can be a result of physical and/or psychological causes.
Some of the more common causes and risk factors include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hormone imbalance
- Localized Inflammation
- Heart disease
- Thyroid disorder
- Interpersonal issues
Whatever the cause, treatment options do exist. Premature ejaculation is not a curse you have to suffer. A simple talk with your doctor may even help ease performance anxiety causing your issue. For some, the simple fact of learning that the average duration of sexual intercourse is not some 3-hour long tantric marathon is all that's needed.
What Treatments are Available for Premature Ejaculation?
The first step is speaking with your doctor, specifically an urologist as they specialize in these matters. A urine test may be performed as well as blood work to check for infection and hormone levels respectively.
Changing your habits may help with your issue. Masturbating an hour or so before intercourse can dull sensitivity and delay ejaculation. Avoiding sex altogether for a predetermined amount of time may help. Something known as the pause-squeeze technique is often employed to delay the ejaculatory response. By having your partner squeeze the end of the penis before you ejaculate (right below the head on the shaft), ejaculation will be interrupted. Done often enough, you may be able to reproduce the sensation/ effect internally.
Medications are an option too. Sometimes selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (meds used to treat depression), pain relievers, erectile dysfunction meds and even topical numbing agents to dull sensitivity have been used.
Cognitive behavioral therapy and even yoga have been recommended as well to help identify and ease the source of anxiety which may be producing your premature ejaculation.
If you suffer from premature ejaculation, worry not, treatments are available.
Request more information about Premature Ejaculation today. Call (334) 781-7319 or contact Dr. Ryan McWhorter online.
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