Why Sugar Can Wreck Your Sex Drive (Video)

It’s sweet and seductive, and we often crave it. But when it comes to your sexual health, it’s not so good for you. It’s sugar. Sugar can knock sex hormones out of balance and make you lose your sex drive — and your ability. Excessive sugar can also: Lower testosterone Reduce growth hormone production Make … Read More

Erectile Dysfunction: Best Options Beyond Medication, Lifestyle Changes

Most men who experience erectile dysfunction (ED) can achieve stimulation through oral medications like Viagra®, Levitra® and Cialis®. Lifestyle changes can also help remedy the problem. They may quit smoking or lose weight, or undergo psychotherapy. While these are the most common methods, they may not work for everyone. For example, male heart patients who take coronary vasodilators … Read More

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There’s Help for Women Who Can’t Achieve Orgasm

We don’t often think about what needs to happen to go from arousal to a satisfying orgasm. Your mind needs to stay clear and focused, your nerves sensitive and then blood needs to flow to all the right places. There’s a mental, emotional and physical aspect to sex, and unfortunately a variety of problems can … Read More

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Let’s Talk About Sex After a Heart Attack (Video)

Sometimes I’ve told a patient that recovery from a heart attack is progressing well. Then as they turn to leave the office they say to me, hesitantly, “I meant to ask you about sex. I mean, can I still have it?” They’re one of thousands of people who ask their doctors this common question every … Read More

Don’t Let Arthritis Stop You From Enjoying Sex

“Doc, I’m having trouble at home.” I get this comment frequently from patients with arthritis. When I dig deeper, they often reveal that arthritis is affecting their sex lives. There are ways to overcome the hurdles arthritis places in your way. They take patience, a willingness to try new things and honesty with your partner. … Read More