Despite the embarrassing nature of erectile dysfunction (ED), there are great reasons to still be optimistic about it. ED is a beatable condition, and your first step to overcoming it is to learn as much as you can about it, particularly its causes and the specific steps you can take. The more you know, the more driven you are to take charge of your overall health and less hesitant you become about seeking intervention.
Read on to learn about the causes of and treatment options available for erectile dysfunction.
Causes of ED
Common physical conditions associated with ED include heart disease, atherosclerosis (clogged blood vessels), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, enlarged, prostate, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Peyronie’s disease (penile curvature).
ED has also been linked to aging, tobacco use, alcoholism, substance abuse, low testosterone, sleep disorders, prostate cancer treatment, and certain prescription medications.
Certain psychological factors have also been shown to affect sexual performance and lead to or exacerbate ED. These include depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship problems.
Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction
If you’re concerned about ED, consult one of our highly qualified healthcare providers here at NIVA Men’s Health. We specialize in helping men restore their virility without the need for surgery and medications as much as possible and, instead, achieve impressive results with all-natural, noninvasive solutions.
Below are the treatment options we provide for erectile dysfunction:
- GAINSWave® shockwave therapy– This involves our physician utilizing a handheld device that they gently run along the skin of your penis to deliver sound waves that painlessly seep through the skin to break up plaque formation within the penile blood vessels. This helps increase blood flow in the area, thereby treating the root cause of your ED.
GAINSWave® results in stiffer and longer-lasting erection, and since it stimulates the growth of fresh blood vessels and nerve tissue, this also enhances sensitivity and increases sexual pleasure.
- Penis pump– This is attached to a plastic tube that fits over your penis, along with a constriction ring (band) that fits around the base of your penis once it is erect. The device creates a vacuum within the tube and draws blood into your penis. Once you achieve an erection, you can slip a rubber constriction ring around the base of your penis to keep the blood inside it and maintain the erection.
- P-shot– This involves extracting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood and injecting it into your penis to promote blood flow and collagen production, stimulate new tissue growth, and ultimately give you better erections.