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Sexual Health Specialist

Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D.

Family Medicine & OBGYNs located in Houston, TX

Sexual health is an important aspect of your physical and emotional well-being. If you’re sexually active, regular check-ups can reduce your risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and address other issues related to the natural aging process. At Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D., in Houston, Texas, the highly experienced team provides sexual health services for people of all ages. To schedule an appointment, call the office and speak with a friendly staff member or book online today.

Sexual Health

What is sexual health?

Sexual health is a branch of medicine that diagnoses, treats, and prevents reproductive health problems. Additionally, it provides education and encourages people of all genders, races, and backgrounds to have pleasurable and safe sexual experiences.

Whether you’re sexually active with multiple partners, or you’re in a committed, monogamous relationship, sexual health matters. When left untreated, sexual health problems can negatively affect your confidence and self-esteem, as well as your quality of life.

What are some common sexual health problems?

The experienced physicians at Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D. diagnose and treat a variety of sexual health problems, including:

Sexually transmitted diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that spread from one person to another during vaginal, anal, or oral intercourse. STDs are very common and present few symptoms. Without prompt diagnosis and treatment, they can lead to more serious health problems.

Some of the most common STDs include:

  • Chlamydia
  • Genital warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • Herpes
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Anyone can get an STD. STD testing provides accurate diagnosis via a blood draw or urinalysis. If you learn that you have an STD, don’t panic. Thanks to modern treatment techniques, it’s possible to manage these conditions.

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual health problem that makes it difficult to get, keep, or maintain an erection. Almost every man experiences ED at one time or another. However, if the problem persists, it could point to a more serious health problem like heart disease.

There are several treatments for ED. Prescription medication and healthy lifestyle changes can minimize symptoms, allowing you to enjoy sex again.

Low testosterone

Testosterone is the male sex hormone. After the age of 30, testosterone production drops by about 1% each year. Over time, this can result in a condition called andropause. Andropause causes a variety of uncomfortable side effects, including irritability, loss of muscle mass, poor sleep, and erectile dysfunction. With early intervention, it’s possible to manage low testosterone.

What happens during a sexual health appointment?

At Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D., a sexual health appointment begins with a comprehensive physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your lifestyle and symptoms. If these measures don’t provide enough information, your provider can order laboratory testing, such as blood work or a urinalysis, to gain further insights.

Most STDs respond to antibiotics and prescription medications. Conditions like erectile dysfunction and low testosterone may require more specialized care, such as nutritional counseling and regular check-ups.

Schedule a sexual health appointment at Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D. today. Call the office and speak with a friendly staff member or book a consultation online.