If you’re experiencing difficulty conceiving, you may be considering speaking with a healthcare provider. You’re not alone – about one in six couples in the United States face challenges with fertility. Fortunately, there are numerous treatments available to help patients achieve their goal of becoming parents.
Fertility issues are unique to each individual and require the expertise of a fertility specialist to diagnose the problem and provide treatment options. Dr. Nannan Thirumavalavan spoke about common fertility problems, their diagnosis, and available treatments – including innovative options for men offered at our urology clinic in Cleveland.
Low T, also known as hypogonadism, is a condition that affects millions of men worldwide. It occurs when the testes are unable to produce enough testosterone, which is the hormone responsible for male characteristics such as muscle mass, bone density, and sexual function.
Dr. Thirumavalavan explained that there are several causes of low testosterone, including aging, obesity, certain medications, and medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea. He emphasized that identifying the underlying cause of low testosterone is crucial in developing an effective treatment plan.
The symptoms of low testosterone can vary from person to person, but commonly include fatigue, decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, decreased muscle mass, and increased body fat. Dr. Thirumavalavan explained that it is important for men to recognize these symptoms and seek medical attention if they suspect they have low testosterone.
Dr. Thirumavalavan stressed that the treatment plan for low testosterone must be individualized and tailored to each patient’s specific needs. He also emphasized that men should seek treatment from a qualified urologist.
One study found that COVID-19 survivors might develop short and long-term sexual and reproductive health issues, including ED. In his article, Dr. Thirumavalaavn discusses how having COVID-19 may affect men’s sexual health and lead to low testosterone and erectile dysfunction.
Every November commemorates Movember – a month where we highlight and raise awareness of issues that affect men, such as prostate cancer screening. When diagnosed early, most cancers can be treated successfully. Having the prostate screening test for cancer, or PSA test, is no different. Doctors continually emphasize the importance of prostate cancer screenings, and you can determine their importance especially when you are aware of your personal risk factors.
At the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, Dr. Thirumavalavan was recognized as a Star Reviewer for his contributions to the prestigious journal for infertility research, Fertility and Sterility.
If you and your partner agree that you don’t want any more children, join University Hospitals Urologist Nannan Thirumavalavan, MD, who will lead a discussion on the options for male birth control. Learn about the advantages of a vasectomy (or “getting snipped”) over other forms of birth control and find out if any of the myths you’ve heard are actually true.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects more than 30 million men in the U.S. It is especially common in men with prostate surgery, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. However, it is now possible to treat almost all men with ED! ED undermines a man’s sexual confidence – but successful treatment can help restore it! Many ED treatments are covered by most insurance and prescription plans. Attend a FREE Men’s Health Community Webinar sponsored by Coloplast Corp. to educate men and their partners about approved ED treatment options. Your name and contact information will remain confidential. For complete anonymity, you can register under an alias, however the correct email address is required for event login. Continue reading “Webinar: Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Options with Dr. Nannan Thirumavalavan”
Sexual health is an important part of life and is related to other aspects of health. This includes physical, mental, emotional, and social health. UH urologists and men’s health experts Nannan Thirumavalavan, MD and Aram Loeb, MD will walk you through a number of male sexual health topics to help you recognize the warning signs of a bigger health issue as well as help you live your best sexual life. Topics will include erectile dysfunction or ED and low testosterone or Low T.