What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED), sometimes called impotence, is a condition in which one is unable to get or keep an erection sustained during sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction typically happens more often as men age, but if it occurs to the point where it’s affecting your sex life, then it needs treatment.
In some cases, erectile dysfunction may be a sign of another, potentially more pressing health problem, like heart disease or diabetes.
Erectile dysfunction symptoms
Erectile dysfunction symptoms include struggling to get or keep an erection or having a decrease in sex drive.
Not everyone is equally at risk for erectile dysfunction. There are several factors that may put you at a greater risk for erectile dysfunction, including:
- Heart and cardiovascular disease
- Unhealthy diet
- High cholesterol and high blood pressure
- An enlarged prostate or prostate cancer
- Substance abuse (i.e., alcohol, smoking, or drugs)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Low testosterone levels
How PhysioMD treats erectile dysfunction
One of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction is the build-up of microplaque in the penis’s arteries. Though prescription medications, such as Cialis and Viagra, may be effective for some men with erectile dysfunction, neither one treats the main cause.
PhysioMD Men’s Health treats erectile dysfunction using shockwave therapy, a painless treatment option that does not require surgery or drugs, all while treating ED at the most common root cause.
Shockwave therapy uses high-frequency sound waves to destroy microplaque and weak blood vessels, promoting the growth of newer and stronger blood vessels. Since blood flow is essentially the driving force behind an erection, the unclogged arteries and new blood vessels create one that is better and longer lasting.
Though shockwave therapy takes anywhere from 6 to 12 treatments before achieving the full effects, many patients report improvement after their first session.
Shockwave therapy has a success rate of over 75% and allows patients to be in and out of the office quickly (typically within 30 minutes).
Where in Bonita Springs, FL, can I receive erectile dysfunction treatment?
PhysioMD Men’s Health Clinic provides shockwave therapy to patients living in Bonita Springs, FL. Patients can expect to leave our clinic immediately after each shockwave therapy treatment session and get back to the rest of their day without hassle.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation or for more information.