Why is treatment essential?
PE can significantly impact one’s sexual relationships and overall well-being. Despite its implications, many men hesitate to discuss it with a medical professional due to embarrassment. It’s crucial to consult a healthcare provider experienced in addressing sexual health concerns, as they can provide both understanding and effective treatment options.
Diagnosing premature ejaculation
To diagnose PE, a doctor will delve into your sexual history, and medical background, and conduct a physical examination. If erection difficulties accompany the PE, further tests might be necessary to pinpoint the exact cause.
Treatment options for premature ejaculation
Medications: Some antidepressants, especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline, can help manage PE. They modulate the brain’s serotonin levels, possibly decreasing sexual arousal sensation. It’s vital to consult a urologist before starting these, as they’re not FDA-approved specifically for PE and might have side effects.
Psychotherapy: This approach focuses on reshaping one’s thoughts and feelings towards sex. Enhancing confidence and self-esteem addresses PE stemming from psychological triggers like stress, depression, or anxiety.
Topical Solutions: Over-the-counter sprays or creams can desensitize the penis temporarily, proving effective against PE. However, users should cleanse them off before intercourse and consider using a condom to prevent partner desensitization.
Behavioural Techniques: Strategies such as the “stop-start” or “squeeze” methods can be beneficial. For some, a sex therapist or relationship counsellor might offer the needed assistance.
Dietary Supplements: Various supplements, typically found in health stores, claim to elevate sexual desire and performance. While some might find them helpful, always discuss with your urologist before trying any, due to potential interactions and side effects.
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If you’re struggling with PE or any related concern, don’t hesitate to reach out. Book a telehealth consultation with our experienced doctors at Phenix Health. We also offer Mental Health Care Plans (MHCP), which can be an excellent tool for those struggling with PE as well.
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