You may think you know everything about treating male impotence but most of you would be wrong. Male impotence otherwise called erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very concerning problem for men of all ages. Treating male impotence isn’t as complicated as you may think. Here is what you need to know about male impotence or ED.
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction means you have trouble getting or keeping an erection firm enough to have intercourse. This can be very distressing to men because it leaves them feeling inadequate and it can cause anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.
However, did you know that ED can be a sign of other underlying health issues? Sometimes dealing with the cause of ED can alleviate it altogether. ED can be a sign of heart disease or even diabetes which affects the blood vessels and nerves in the penis, not just other parts of the body. And the underlying health condition may need treatment.
Causes of ED
Some causes of ED come from living an unhealthy lifestyle. These causes might be:
- Tobacco use
- Alcohol or other drug use
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Clogged blood vessels
- Other types of heart disease
- Enlarged prostate or prostate surgery
But there are many more. Many of these problems result from lifestyle decisions you have made. And some of the medications you take because of these health issues can cause a problem like ED.
However, there are other causes for ED. Mental health issues including anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, and other mental health conditions can also play a part. Even relationship problems can be a cause for ED.
Can ED be treated?
There are many conventional treatments for ED. Some physicians prescribe a pill to help you get an erection, but don’t treat the underlying problem that is causing ED. This just treats the symptoms and leaves you needing that pill whenever you want or need an erection.
There are other treatments like penile implants or penile pumps. Again, this doesn’t treat the underlying issue. Penile implants and pumps require surgery which can lead to a whole host of other problems including infection, nerve damage, or implant/pump failure.
One way to treat ED is to change your behavior. But changing your behavior after the start of ED is like closing the gate after your pet has escaped. Prevention is the best answer. Having a healthier lifestyle goes a long way to preventing ED.
Are there other options?
The physicians at Niva Health have a state-of-the-art therapy for ED. It is called Gainswave. Gainswave is a procedure that is painless, non-invasive, and can be done right in the Niva Health Offices. It uses low-intensity shock waves to break up plaque in the arteries and veins of the penis.
It is a breakthrough therapy that doesn’t require pills or surgery. Therefore, the treatment is easy. Gainswave allows you to obtain an erection that is stronger than before. 80% of those treated saw ED reversed completely. And most others saw a significant improvement.
Stop relying on other measures to treat ED. Come see the physicians and staff at Niva Health and address the condition head-on. You’ll be glad you did. Call us at (866) 377-5872 or use our online appointment request form. We are here to help you have a satisfactory sex life. Call us today.