Male Sexual Health
At Dr. Tan & Partners, our male doctors understand men’s health concern. Many men are embarrassed to discuss their health issues. Here at Dr. Tan & Partners, we offer a comfortable masculine environment where it is discreet and you can freely let us know your concerns.
Many men related symptoms or illnesses can be easily treated and managed. Concerns like loss of libido, Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Premature Ejaculation, Male-Pattern Baldness and Obesity are very treatable. Some of these conditions can be warning signs of underlying illnesses like Diabetes, Hypertension and Depression. So consult us as soon as you have any of these warning signs, early detection leads to early treatments!
Testosterone is the most important androgen (male sex hormone) in men and plays a key role in reproductive and sexual function. Men with testosterone deficiency may experience loss of libido (sexual desire), sexual dysfunction, low mood, sleep disturbances and weight changes.
Testosterone deficiency affects about one in 200 men under 60 years of age and may be due to genetic causes, damage to the testes and advancing age. Testosterone levels may start to decline as early as from 30 years old.
Testosterone deficiency is treated by replacing the testosterone that return the levels in the blood to normal. Testosterone replacement therapy is available in oral and injection form and is prescribed for patients with clinically proven low testosterone levels depending on patient convenience, familiarity and cost.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is the inability to attain and/or maintain a penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual activity and intercourse. It is a very common condition affecting 1 in 5 men over the age of 40 years. ED is associated with chronic disease including cardiovascular disease and diabetes and may be an early warning sign of these chronic diseases.
Treatment of ED depends on management of the underlying cause. There are now a variey of oral medications, such as phosphodiesterase inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis or Levitra) or devices, such as injections, vacuum pumps, rings and prostheses available to treat erectile dysfunction.
Premature ejaculation (PE) refers to loss of control over the timing of ejaculation and ejaculation that occurs sooner than desired (usually less than 2 minutes). Premature ejaculation is thought to affect about one in three men of all ages and is the most common self-reported male sexual dysfunction.
Treatment of premature ejaculation include behavioural techniques and oral medications such as antidepressants which causes delayed ejaculation as a side effect.