Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition in which a male cannot achieve or maintain an erection long or well enough to perform sexual intercourse. There are many causes of erectile dysfunction. Some of the most common are cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, side effects from medication, excessive alcohol use, smoking and stress. In the United States, an estimated 30 million men are reported to have some erectile dysfunction related issues.
Our latest breakthrough in science to improve erectile function and/or treat erectile dysfunction effectively, is our sound-acoustic shock wave therapy called GAINSWave. By applying sound-acoustic waves directly to the penis, we are able to break up micro-plaque that builds up within our penis blood vessels, waking up dormant growth factors that stimulate new tissue growth and angiogenesis (development on new blood vessels). It’s a non-invasive approach with “zero side effects” that could be done in less than 30 minutes, and the results could exceed two years or more.
You will experience stronger and firmer erections with more sensitivity while having intercourse. For years, the treatment has been very popular in Europe and now it’s an FDA cleared device in the USA. In our practice, this has been “hands down” the most effective approach and treatment to provide men stronger/firmer erections and help, once and for all. We are always delighted to hear our patients feedback from their treatment results. They report to be happier in their day to day lives, and for some, even rekindled their long ago “lost” sexual intimacy with their intimate partner.
As a man, there is nothing you fear more than not being able to perform while you are in bed with your partner. Not only can this be very frustrating and embarrassing, but it may worsen as you age.
Whether you are unable to achieve an erection or function is simply not what it once was, a decrease in sexual function can be a detriment to not only your confidence but also your relationships. GAINSWave™ can help any man seeking to improve their overall sexual function and performance.
Steady blood flow is the key to erectile function. As men age, the blood vessels in the penis deteriorate and fill with micro-plaque reducing blood flow to the penis. For over 15 years, therapy similar to GAINSWave™ known as Shockwave therapy has been successfully used in Europe to help men with ED. However, it’s new to the U.S. and Canada.
GAINSWave™ therapy uses pulsed acoustic waves to open existing blood vessels and stimulate the formation of new ones. The resulting improved blood flow helps any man, not only those with ED, to obtain stronger and more sustainable erections.
PDE5 inhibitors increase blood flow to the penis, causing an erection. Brand names include Viagra, Cialis, Stendra, and Levitra. Other common treatments we use to treat ED is Caverject and/or Testosterone treatment, which low Testosterone in men is typically the leading cause of ED.
For those that do not respond well to traditional PDE5 inhibitor treatments, we offer a NEW peptide treatment that has been another breakthrough in treating ED symptoms and/or dysfunction for those trying to enhance their sexual performance. Bremelanotide PT-141 (peptide) was developed from the peptide hormone Melanotan II. In initial testing, Melanotan II induced tanning but additionally caused sexual arousal and spontaneous erections as unexpected side effects in nine out of the ten original male volunteer test subjects (Ref: Uni of Arizona Dr. Hunter Wells). Further testing showed Bremelanotide to induce lordosis (curvature of the spine) and was also effective in treating sexual dysfunction in both men with erectile dysfunction or impotence, and women with sexual arousal disorders. Unlike Viagra and other related PDE5 inhibitor medications, this medication does not act upon the vascular system but directly increases sexual desire via the nervous system. We have seen excellent results in both male and female patients who have used this medication.
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Diuretics, blood pressure medicines, anti-anxiety medicines, antidepressants, anti-epileptic drugs, antihistamines, muscle relaxants, Parkinson’s medicines, and chemotherapy can all have an effect on erectile function.
Genetics is said to be a contributing factor of erectile dysfunction, but there is not enough evidence-based research data to support this.
Yes, they can both help through different mechanisms. Testosterone treatment not only increases blood flow and frequency of erections but also increases sexual desire. Progesterone increases an enzyme called 5-Alpha-Reductase that converts testosterone into DHT. DHT is a potent hormone in males and is responsible in part for a healthy libido.