Sexual health problems like low libido and erectile dysfunction can negatively affect your intimate relationships. At Compass Mental Health & Wellness in North Houston, Texas, Luciana Thompson, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, Anna Lander, FNP-BC, and the team specialize in holistic, integrative sexual health treatments. Whether you’re experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause or want to combat low testosterone, they can help. To schedule an appointment, call or book online today.
Sexual health is a branch of medicine focused on achieving mental, physical, and social well-being in relation to sexuality. Sexual health services at Compass Mental Health & Wellness go beyond diagnosing and treating STDs. They provide education, offer screenings, and encourage safe sexual experiences.
Compass Mental Health & Wellness diagnoses and treats a variety of sexual health problems, including:
They also provide guidance and screenings for pregnancy and family planning.
Erectile dysfunction is one of the most common sexual health problems affecting men. If you have erectile dysfunction, it means you have trouble getting or maintaining an erection long enough to have sex.
Erectile dysfunction affects people of all ages, but it’s especially common in those over 50. After a man turns 30, his natural production of testosterone declines by about 1% each year. Prescription medications and healthy lifestyle changes can address erectile dysfunction, allowing you to have sex confidently again.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment technique used to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause. It uses all-natural, plant-derived hormones to restore balance to your body.
The hormones that BHRT uses mimic the ones your body naturally produces. This means fewer side effects than traditional hormone replacement therapy and more positive outcomes in general.
BHRT provides a safe and effective way to address common symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances, including hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, and mood swings.
A sexual health appointment at Compass Mental Health & Wellness begins with a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your lifestyle and symptoms.
If this doesn’t provide enough information, the team might also order laboratory testing like a complete blood count (CBC) or urinalysis to detect hormonal imbalances or vitamin deficiencies.
After pinpointing the source of your sexual dysfunction, the team develops a custom treatment plan that uses integrative, holistic methods. This usually involves eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and managing your stress levels.
If you’re experiencing erectile dysfunction or a hormonal imbalance, you might also benefit from prescription medications or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
To schedule a sexual health appointment at Compass Mental Health & Wellness, call or book online today.