Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Sexual Health services offered in Plano, TX

If you’re concerned about your sexual health, it’s crucial to seek professional help. There’s a wide range of treatment options for medical issues like erectile dysfunction, low libido, and vaginal dryness. At KAMcare Health and Wellness internal medicine and primary care provider Kate Heyde, FNP-C  boasts years of experience diagnosing and treating conditions that affect sexual health. To make an appointment, call the office in Plano, Texas, or book online today.

Sexual Health Q & A

What is sexual health?

Sexual health is a medical subspecialty that diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders that affect the reproductive organs. 

Sexual intercourse and intimacy are two essential components of your physical and mental health. If you’re unable to have orgasms or experience pain during intercourse, you might avoid sex altogether. 

The caring providers at KAMcare Health and Wellness can work with you to identify the cause of your symptoms and develop a treatment plan to help you feel better. 

When should I visit a doctor about my sexual health?

Make an appointment at KAMcare Health and Wellness if you’re concerned about any of the following issues:

  • Erectile dysfunction (difficulty getting or maintaining an erection)
  • Low libido (lack of sex drive)
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Negative body image
  • Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)

You should also invest in sexual health if you’re sexually active with more than one partner and are concerned about the risk of a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

What happens during a sexual health visit?

KAMcare Health and Wellness provides sexual health consultations on-site.

Your provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when they started and if they’re worse when you’re feeling anxious or stressed. Your provider also asks about your lifestyle, including if you take prescription medication and how often you drink alcohol.

Next, your provider conducts a physical exam and orders lab work, including blood tests and urinalysis. If you’re concerned about a sexually transmitted disease, they might also swab your penis or vagina and send the sample to a lab for analysis.

How are sexual health issues treated?

Treatment for sexual health issues depends on several factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and their effect on your life. KAMcare Health and Wellness recommends conservative treatment whenever possible, including:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a nutritious and balanced diet
  • Managing your stress levels
  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Prescription medication (for erectile dysfunction)
  • Hormone replacement therapy (for vaginal dryness and low libido)

If your symptoms worsen or don’t improve, your provider might refer you to a gynecologist or urologist for additional testing and evaluation.

To learn more about the benefits of good sexual health, make an appointment at KAMcare Health and Wellness by calling the office or booking online today.