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One in five men experience erectile dysfunction (ED), defined as difficulty sustaining an erection that affects the ability to have sexual intercourse. Most men who have ED have a healthy libido, but the body always doesn’t respond to these feelings of desire. Although it can be embarrassing to discuss this problem even with your doctor, it’s important to understand that ED is common and treatable.
Do I Have Erectile Dysfunction?
Some men don’t realize they have ED because they can get an erection, but it does not remain throughout intercourse. Other men with ED can get an erection but are unable to ejaculate, and some cannot achieve an erection at all. All of these symptoms can be related to a medical issue that is making it difficult for you to have intercourse. Instead of chalking it up to age, talk with your doctor to see if treatment could improve your sex life.
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
Even though ED increases with age, it’s as treatable for men in their 70’s as it is for those in their 40’s. Most often, the erectile dysfunction cause is an issue with:
- The blood vessels or nerves of the penis
- An imbalance in hormone levels
- Psychological / Stress
This condition is more common among men who have diabetes or high blood pressure, smoke, are obese or are of Hispanic origin. Other causes of ED can include:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Kidney Disease
- Heart Disease
ED is also impacted by lifestyle choices that contribute to cardiac issues that affect the blood vessels, such as:
- Drinking Alcohol
- Eating a high-fat diet
- Prescription pill use
Additionally, if you’ve been treated for bladder or prostate cancer, nerve damage to the area can result in temporary or permanent ED.
Types of ED Treatments
Depending on the cause of your ED, a range of erectile dysfunction treatment options may be available. Seeking medical treatment can resolve the problem and restore your confidence. It can also correct underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure that can lead to serious complications when left untreated.
This is often effective for treating erectile dysfunction. Hormonal changes that occur with age can decrease a man’s ability to have or sustain an erection. This type of treatment involves an injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) that causes the stem cells to become mobilized and growth factors to stimulate tissue regeneration. Tissue regeneration means more blood flow, more sensitivity, and better erections.
A non-invasive, safe and comfortable treatment that uses acoustic pulse waves to improve blood flow to the penis and enhance sexual performance. Performed in office and provided long-lasting results. While results vary with age and depend on underlying medical condition, 75% of men experience noticeable results with the first treatment. It is recommended to do a series of 5-6 sessions 1-2 per week in conjunction with the P-shot to increase the growth of blood vessels in the penis. It also helps treat Peyronie’s disease.
- PulseWavePulseWave treatments for Erectile dysfunction is a comfortable treatment that improves blood flow and sexual performance. It utilizes high-frequency low-intensity soundwaves to break up micro plaque and promote blood flow to the penis as well as the growth of new blood vessels. The most common reason for erectile dysfunction is poor blood flow. This procedure is non-invasive 20-30 minute procedure that is performed in the office. It requires numbing cream which may be applied at home. After the treatment, you may resume your normal daily routine. Results vary however may be noticeable as early as 24 hours post-treatment. Depending on the condition treating and the etiology of the erectile dysfunction, a number of treatments may be required and may be combined with other therapies such as P-shot or hormone replacement therapy.PulseWave is also used to treat Peyronie’s disease. This condition is a curvature of the penis that may be painful during erections and intercourse. It is often scar tissue that is causing this contraction which can be broken down with the acoustic waves of the pulse wave treatment. To learn more about Pulse wave treatments we recommend to schedule a consultation with our doctors.
Testosterone declines with age and ED can be a side effect of low testosterone. The penis has testosterone receptors and proper hormone levels are required to achieve increased in blood flow into the penis and firmer erections.
These are taken daily or up to 60 minutes before sexual intercourse. However, these medications do not work for everyone and are a temporary fix, generally lasting a few hours to a full day. These results vary from person to person.
Vascular Surgery or Penile Implants
If your ED is related to a severe issue with your blood vessels, vascular surgery may be indicated. Penile implants are an option for men who have not responded to other treatments. Although both these procedures have a high success rate, they are typically used only as a last resort.
Arviv Medical Aesthetics provides discreet and effective treatment for erectile dysfunction, tailored to your health status and lifestyle. Our doctors will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that fits your needs and addresses the medical issues causing your ED. To learn more about the P-Shot® and our other ED treatments contact us to schedule an appointment at our convenient location in Miami.
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION PRICING & INFORMATION
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