Tulane Health Hosts Interactive Facebook Session on Men’s Health, Sexual Dysfunction

What are common causes and treatments for male infertility? Can erectile dysfunction be an indicator of heart disease?

Questions such as these – and many more – will be asked and answered during an upcoming Facebook Live event featuring Tulane Health System urologist and men’s health expert Dr. Omer Raheem. The interactive event is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Nov. 6, and will be accessible on the Tulane Health System Facebook page at Facebook.com/TulaneMedical.

“We’ve had dedicated centers for women’s health for decades, especially around topics like fertility services,” Raheem said. “To some extent, we’re playing catch-up as it relates to a comprehensive approach to men’s health issues. We hope to change that by having conversations like these.”

In Tulane Health System’s multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of male infertility and sexual dysfunction, physicians work closely with experts in female reproductive health to offer comprehensive care to infertile couples. The program also specializes in diagnosing and treating sexual dysfunction in cancer survivors, notably in men who have had surgery to remove prostate cancer.

Common men’s health conditions treated by Tulane Health System include male infertility, sexual dysfunction and erectile dysfunction, enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections, low testosterone and hypogonadism, hormone imbalances, and kidney stones.

“Often, we find that things like sexual dysfunction in men serve as a ‘check engine light’ that may point to other health concerns,” Raheem said. “So we also partner with specialty physicians throughout Tulane Health System to ensure sexual dysfunction symptoms aren’t related to more serious health concerns like heart disease or diabetes.”

During the Facebook Live session, Raheem will provide an overview of common men’s health issues as well as the latest treatment options available. He will also take questions from viewers. This is the latest in a series of Facebook Live events providing live, interactive access to Tulane Health System experts on a variety of health topics.