Sexual Wellness

Men’s Sexual Health & Wellness

November 15, 2021

By: Belmar Pharmacy

Sex is a relevant aspect of life that affords many benefits to the overall health of men and women alike. However, it is not uncommon for men to shy away from discussing sexual health and wellness with their healthcare providers, especially when they are having issues in this area of their lives.

When men are enjoying high levels of energy, sex drive, a healthy amount of libido, and achieving and maintaining a firm erection, their sexual health is optimal. However, as men age, this picture can change. They may experience declining erectile function, erection hardness, and sexual satisfaction when compared to younger men. Although male sexual dysfunction is not purely physical and can be related to other factors, the incidence and severity of erectile dysfunction can increase threefold between 40 and 70 years of age.

Erectile dysfunction can be a devastating condition. It can be desolating, not only for a man’s health, but also to their self-esteem, relationships, and overall sense of wellbeing.

Low testosterone levels are also frequently associated with problems in the bedroom. The normal range of testosterone is typically 300 to 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). Optimal testosterone levels range between 800- 1100 ng/dL, and men usually start to feel better with testosterone levels are above 650 ng/dL. However, when testosterone levels drop below 300 ng/dL, a man is diagnosed with low testosterone levels.

Low testosterone levels can lead to a comprehensive amount of physical, psychological, and sexual issues. Left untreated low testosterone levels can also put your patients at risk for other health conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
Belmar Pharma Solutions comprehends the importance of men’s sexual health and wellness and offers a variety of hormonal and supplement treatments that can improve erectile function, restore testosterone levels, and improve your patients’ sex lives.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) substitutes fallen hormone levels with plant-based hormones that are chemically identical to those produced in the

human body. In men, BHRT is typically used to treat the symptoms of testosterone deficiency, and besides testosterone, it can also include DHEA and estrogen.

If you’re a clinician interested in prescribing compound medications to your patients, contact us for information on how to get started and to access all of our clinical resources.

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