Erectile dysfunction, or ED, causes embarrassment, relationship problems, and loss of fulfillment for millions of American men. Our ED specialists in Jacksonville, FL, use a variety of non-operative and drug-free solutions to treat this common men’s health issue – because an ED doctor has many options other than surgery to treat ED.
Let’s talk about how ED can occur, its various solutions, and where you can go for nonsurgical treatment of your erectile dysfunction.
What Is ED?
Erectile dysfunction is a man’s inability to achieve and maintain an erection that is firm and long-lasting enough for sexual intercourse. It is caused by a variety of physical and/or psychological factors.
While most men have occasional ED, particularly in their senior years, the problem doesn’t happen very often in men who are healthy overall and are not overly stressed at home or at work. However, diabetics, men who have sustained a traumatic injury to the groin area, and those who have vascular issues or mental health problems (such as depression)are much more likely to develop sexual health issues such as ED.
What Are the Treatment Options for ED?
Fortunately, there are many treatment options available for ED. The treatment options that are recommended in your case will depend on the results of a complete examination at your men’s health clinic.
Your ED specialist will discuss your symptoms, perform an assessment, and possibly also conduct an ultrasound evaluation of your penile structure and blood flow. The results and your preference will determine how treatment will proceed.
While some men elect to use medications, such as Cialis or Viagra, to treat their ED, others choose more natural procedures such as the innovative GAINSWave shockwave therapy. Using acoustic waves, this in-office treatment painlessly breaks up plaques and scar tissue that impact penile function. This treatment also works very well for Peyronie’s disease.
What Are the Surgery Options for ED?
An invasive treatment option for sexual dysfunction and ED is the penile implant. The two types of inflatable penis implants are the two-part implant and the three-part implant. There is also the semirigid rod implant, in which you essentially stay hard on a constant basis; you basically bend it to the side when not in use.
However, as with any surgical treatment, there are risks of failure and infection with ED surgery. The typical problems with these surgical ED treatments include:
- Internal adhesion of the implant onto your skin. It is possible that the implant can break through the skin from the inside when this occurs, and this puts you at a high risk of developing an infection.
- Implant malfunction or breakage. If any of the components has a problem, you will need to have another surgery to correct the problem.
- Because this is a very delicate area, having prosthetic materials implanted into the penis can easily cause an infection.
You should discuss the risks involved, and your other ED treatment options,with your ED doctor.
ED Doctor I Can Trust in Jacksonville, FL
For the most comprehensive men’s health treatment, consult with the board-certified team here at NIVA Men’s Health. Not only does our team treat erectile dysfunction, but our providers also deliver treatments for low testosterone (lowT), Peyronie’s disease, premature ejaculation, and many other issues that are important to a man’s health and overall well-being.
We have offices in Jacksonville, Melbourne, and St. Augustine, Florida, as well as in Manalapan, New Jersey, Naperville, Illinois, and Novi, Michigan. Our initial consultation is completely complimentary.
For more information, call our location nearest you, or request an appointment online now. We look forward to hearing from you.