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Premature Ejaculation

Men's Health & Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in Naperville, IL

Premature Ejaculation services offered in Naperville, IL

About 30% of men in the United States have premature ejaculation (PE), which is when ejaculation occurs sooner than desired. Men may develop PE from a physical, chemical, or emotional cause. At Endurance Clinic in Naperville, Illinois, Johnnie Turner, MD, specializes in treating men with PE. To schedule an appointment with the men’s health expert, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Premature Ejaculation Q&A

What is premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a sexual disorder in which a man orgasms and releases semen (ejaculation) sooner than he or his partner expects. Early ejaculation most often occurs before or soon after penetration. 

Though not always a serious health condition, PE may affect your psychological and emotional well-being and your intimate relationship.

Dr. Turner specializes in men’s health and provides comprehensive care for men struggling with PE.

What are some of the causes of premature ejaculation?

You may develop PE from a physical, chemical, or emotional cause.

Physical causes

Erectile dysfunction (ED) and penile hypersensitivity are common physical causes of PE. 

Chemical causes

Imbalances in oxytocin, luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin, or thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) may cause PE in men. These hormones play a role in sexual health, and changes in production may lead to sexual dysfunction. 

Low levels of serotonin or dopamine may also cause PE. These brain chemicals play a role in your feelings of desire and excitement. 

Emotional causes

You may struggle with PE if you have depression or performance anxiety. Too much stress and relationship problems may also cause PE. 

What can I expect during a premature ejaculation consultation?

At Endurance Clinic, Dr. Turner takes a holistic approach to health, evaluating your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. He will conduct a patient-centered, thorough exam for your PE consultation.

Dr. Turner reviews your concerns, medical history, sexual history, and family history. He completes a physical exam and runs lab work to check hormone levels and other health conditions that might contribute to your PE.

What are some of the treatment options for premature ejaculation?

Treatment for PE focuses on the underlying cause. However, Dr. Turner provides care that benefits your whole-body health. 

Treatment options for PE include:

  • Behavioral therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Antidepressants
  • Numbing cream to decrease sensation
  • Medications to treat ED

Dr. Turner also provides penile acoustic wave therapy for men with PE because of erectile dysfunction. 

For a comprehensive, whole-person approach to your physical and sexual health, call Endurance Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.

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