Good sexual health can have a huge impact on your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Being able to enjoy your sexuality throughout your life involves getting medical care when needed, being upfront and honest with your healthcare provider and sexual partners, and engaging in respectful, safe, and equitable sexual activity.
If you or a loved one is experiencing sex issues, telemedicine can ensure you get the expert healthcare you need – in a comfortable and confidential setting. At Show Low Family Clinic, Family Nurse Practitioner, Sharon Zell, offers virtual visits that can take care of a large number of general and sexual healthcare issues.
Sexual Health Issues We Can Address
Confidential, one-on-one virtual telemedicine visits with your healthcare provider can be used to address a variety of sexual dysfunction or reproductive health conditions. This includes low libido, difficulty reaching orgasm, pain during intercourse, and more. Erectile dysfunction (ED), vaginal dryness associated with menopause, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are among the top sexual healthcare concerns we treat.
Sex-related disorders can be a byproduct of physical or medical problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and hormone imbalances. Mental healthcare conditions – like depression or anxiety – can also impact your sexual health. In some cases, it’s a combination of physical and mental issues contributing to the issue or concern.
Sharon Zell at Show Low Family Clinic offers nonjudgmental and confidential medical care in which she expertly identifies the root cause of the problem and provides your treatment option choices, along with all the information you need to make the best decision for you.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Simply put, ED is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient to complete sexual intercourse. It is an extremely common condition, and typically begins to affect most men by the age of 50 – although younger men may also experience ED. Occasional erectile dysfunction is considered normal. However, when it occurs at least 50% of the time, it may indicate a sexual health issue requiring treatment. There are lifestyle changes that may help some cases of ED. For many men, prescription medication is enough to solve the problem.
Sex Challenges of Menopause
The loss of estrogen and testosterone in menopause is often accompanied by vaginal dryness, which can make sexual intercourse painful. It can also make arousal take longer than usual and orgasms more difficult to achieve. You also may become more susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs). There are a host of available over-the-counter and prescription treatments – such as moisturizers, lubricants, and hormone therapy – that can effectively address these symptoms. Sharon at Show Low Family Clinic can advise you on the right type for you.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Telemedicine has made the diagnosis and treatment of many different sexually transmitted infections (STIs) so much easier, more convenient, and more private. There are a number of STIs we can address with a telehealth visit. Our healthcare provider will speak to you about your concerns, then order a test for you at a nearby lab. You’d appear there in person to provide a blood or urine sample, and once the results are back, the appropriate medication or other treatment can be ordered.
Some of the STIs we can address with telemedicine include:
- Genital herpes
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Pubic lice
Confidential Online Sexual Health Medical Treatment
Your sexual health is an important part of your overall health – and you should be able to enjoy it. At Show Low Family Clinic, we can help you get the medical care and treatment you need for a variety of sexual healthcare conditions – all during a confidential virtual visit while you remain in the comfort and privacy of your own home or other preferred location.
*Show Low Family Clinic should not be used for emergency situations including, but not limited to, trouble breathing and severe chest pain, drug or alcohol overdose, severe bleeding, severe injuries, or for those having suicidal thoughts. For these situations or anyone needing immediate in-person evaluation or treatment, call 911 immediately or go to your nearest emergency room or hospital facility.