Sexual Wellness

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Sexual Wellness

Sexual wellness is an important component of overall health that is vital to patients’ general happiness and wellbeing. Sexual wellness often gets ignored by general practitioners because patients might feel embarrassed to discuss issues regarding intimate wellness. 

Comfortable Treatments for Sexual Wellness

With age comes wisdom. But age also can bring changes to our bodies. These changes impact our sexual wellness as well as overall health and wellbeing. Women go through menopause while men also go through hormonal changes. These changes can result in decreased energy levels and low sex drive. 

There is no escaping the fact that we are sexual beings. That being said, our sexual health, especially when it declines, has never been the most comfortable of topics to discuss. Here at AsandraMD, we’ll talk sex, because we understand the vital role it plays in our lives. We want all our patients to feel comfortable discussing their most intimate concerns. That’s why we’re here. Our founder, Christopher Asandra, MD, is an expert on vitality, anti-aging treatments and hormone replacement therapy. Under his inspirational guidance, AsandraMD offers concierge medical service to patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

If you want to learn more about how AsandraMD can help your sexual wellness, you can connect with us online or give us a call at our Beverly Hills office: (424) 542-8881.

About Sexual Wellness in Los Angeles

Many factors can increase the natural hormonal changes that come with age.

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Whether you’re a man suffering from erectile dysfunction, or a woman experiencing vaginal dryness that results in painful intercourse, know that you’re not alone. We understand the damaging effects that declining sexual well being can have on your confidence, and in turn, potentially straining the closest relationship you have. In women, menopause is a well-known event that causes hormonal changes. Men undergo hormonal changes that begin in their mid-40s. Both men and women can experience issues that affect sexual wellness. 

One common misperception is that erectile dysfunction (ED) and low testosterone are the same things. They can be connected but it isn’t as simple as a cause and effect relationship. As men turn 30, testosterone starts to abate. Low testosterone can affect ED, but it’s not the only cause of ED. Sometimes both low testosterone and ED result from the same cause such as increased stress levels, changes in diet, and hormonal changes. In other cases, low testosterone creates other side-effects such as decreased physical energy, diminished ability to maintain mental clarity and focus, and more.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

  • Hormonal changes
  • Blood flow issues
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight/out of shape
  • Stress-related factors
  • Dietary influences
  • Not sleeping enough
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Low testosterone

Healthy Benefits of Hormone Therapy

  • Increases energy levels
  • Amplifies sex drive 
  • Creates more satisfying sexual experiences
  • Boosts confidence and self-esteem 
  • Alleviates hot flashes in women
  • Reduces stress and anxiety

Eligible Candidates

Candidates for AsandraMD’s include anyone who doesn’t feel like they used to regarding sexual wellness. Everyone deserves to feel great about their sex life. If for any reason, you aren’t experiencing the sexual activity you wish to experience, you can benefit from a consultation with AsandraMD.

Personal Consultation

Establishing an open and honest dialogue is the first and most important step in developing a treatment plan to enhance your sexual wellbeing. Your comfort is of utmost importance to us. AsandraMD remains a place where people can come and talk about the most sensitive issues regarding sexual wellness. 

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During your consultation, Dr. Asandra will listen to your concerns and analyze your blood work. After a thorough review of your goals and expectations, he can explore different options with you. All treatment plans are customized to the individual. By tailoring our strategy for sexual wellness to each patient we can find the solution to achieve the vitality you once enjoyed.

Find out how you can benefit from sexual wellness therapy by calling our Beverly Hills office at (424) 542-8881 or schedule a consultation online. We currently offer virtual consultations to make it easy for you to begin the process no matter where you are. If you’re a man and want to learn more, please listen to Dr. Asandra on his Priority Male podcast

Treatments to Improve Sexual Wellness

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for sexual wellbeing. Different individuals will benefit the most from different treatments.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

AsandraMD offers a unique innovation in hormone replacement therapy. Instead of a shot that would require you to come in every week or two, we use a time-release pellet. This ensures you receive a steady stream of the hormones that benefit you the most. With the pellet treatment, men only need to come in every 4 months or so while women should come in every 3 months. 

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP therapy has emerged as an innovative and effective way to treat a variety of conditions. PRP treatments leverage the regenerative power of your blood. Our blood contains platelets that have regenerative potential. Our platelets help heal injuries and get over illnesses. PRP therapy involves taking a sample of your blood, then concentrating the platelets in a centrifuge before purifying it and reinjecting it into the penile region. 

Human Growth Hormone

Our pituitary gland naturally regulates our bodies’ production of hormones. As we age, our hormonal levels change. In some patients, injecting human growth hormone, composed of dozens of essential amino acids, boosts their activity levels, sex drive and resolves issues relating to their sexual wellbeing.

Maintaining Sexual Wellness

Like many aspects of health, sexual wellness begins with diet and exercise. With the proper nutrition and regular exercise, we give our bodies the best chance at remaining at peak efficiency, which has a direct impact on sexual wellbeing.

What Affects Testosterone Levels?

Often, there is no single cause of diminished testosterone but rather a confluence of factors related to lifestyle. 

Foods That Can Decrease Testosterone.

  • Soy-based foods – Soy-based protein powder and soy products can increase estrogen levels and block testosterone production. Several studies show that soy-based products have been found to decrease testosterone.[1][2] These findings echo our findings at AsandraMD when we run blood work. The soy molecule is similar to the estrogen molecule. Soy can be a great treatment for women going through menopause but for men, soy can reduce testosterone levels.
  • Dairy products – Some studies indicate that dairy products correlate with low testosterone levels. This could be the result of cows being fed increasingly soy-based products.[3][4]
  • Alcohol – Both data-based surveys and our anecdotal reports here at AsandraMD confirm that excessive intake of alcohol reduces testosterone levels. It can also cause many other health risks so we advise drink in moderation.[5]
  • Cholesterol blockers – Cholesterol serves as one of the building blocks of testosterone. Sometimes cholesterol blockers can inhibit testosterone production.
  • Bread, pastries, and desserts – Researchers found correlations between certain dietary patterns and low testosterone levels. Bread, pastries, and desserts, hallmarks of a “Western-style” diet can increase the risk of low testosterone.[6]

Activity Level and Testosterone

Activity and testosterone levels often form a feedback loop. With low testosterone, people feel less energetic. But, with less activity testosterone can decrease. You want to create a positive feedback loop. Our wellness therapies help boost your testosterone levels so you can create that virtuous cycle. 

Profound Results

When our sexual health dwindles, it can affect other aspects of our life, both physical and mental. Heightened sexual wellness can boost your self-confidence and create positive benefits for your overall health and well-being. For a preview of how AsandraMD’s sexual wellness treatments can benefit you, browse through reviews from our patients.

How Much Do Treatments Cost in Beverly Hills?

It’s impossible to put a price on our happiness and wellbeing. However, after a thorough review of your blood work and discussion about your goals, AsandraMD will present you with a comprehensive list of prices for the treatments we recommend. Be assured, we have no hidden costs and the price you are quoted will be the price you pay.

FAQ

Does a Vasectomy Reduce Testosterone?

No. Sperm is still being created after a vasectomy so they should not affect testosterone levels.

References

  1. Jargin S. V. (2014). Soy and phytoestrogens: possible side effects. German medical science : GMS e-journal, 12, Doc18. https://doi.org/10.3205/000203
  2. Weber, K., Setchell, K., Stocco, D., & Lephart, E. (2001). Dietary soy-phytoestrogens decrease testosterone levels and prostate weight without altering LH, prostate 5alpha-reductase or testicular steroidogenic acute regulatory peptide levels in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats. Journal of Endocrinology, 170(3), 591-599. doi:10.1677/joe.0.1700591
  3. Gandhi, M. (2018, January 22). Consumption of dairy products can lower testosterone in men, have ‘feminising’ effect – Living News , Firstpost. Retrieved August 04, 2020, from https://www.firstpost.com/living/consumption-of-dairy-products-can-lower-testosterone-in-men-have-feminising-effect-4314699.html
  4. Afeiche M, Williams PL, Mendiola J, et al. (2013) Dairy food intake in relation to semen quality and reproductive hormone levels among physically active young men. Human Reproduction. 28(8):2265-2275. doi:10.1093/humrep/det133
  5. Vatsalya, V., Liaquat, H. B., Ghosh, K., Mokshagundam, S. P., & McClain, C. J. (2016). A Review on the Sex Differences in Organ and System Pathology with Alcohol Drinking. Current drug abuse reviews, 9(2), 87–92. https://doi.org/10.2174/1874473710666170125151410
  6. Hu, T. Y., Chen, Y. C., Lin, P., Shih, C. K., Bai, C. H., Yuan, K. C., Lee, S. Y., & Chang, J. S. (2018). Testosterone-Associated Dietary Pattern Predicts Low Testosterone Levels and Hypogonadism. Nutrients, 10(11), 1786. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10111786