The basics of erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a condition in which men regularly struggle to keep an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. While it is completely natural to lose an erection every once in a while, frequently occurring erectile dysfunction may be a sign of a larger underlying health problem.
Erectile dysfunction is usually caused by the following:
- Excessive smoking, drinking, or drug use
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure or high cholesterol
- Low testosterone levels
- Increased age
- Injury to the penis or pelvic area
- Relationship problems
- Anxiety and/or depression
Enter shockwave therapy: a noninvasive erectile dysfunction treatment in Fort Myers
At our men’s clinic, we treat erectile dysfunction using shockwave therapy, a nonsurgical treatment option that uses sound vibrations to break down plaque in the penis. Shockwave therapy treats ED at its root cause: obstructed blood flow in the penis, one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction.
While prescriptions like Viagra and Cialis may be effective for some men with ED, they do not treat the main cause. Unlike these prescription medications for erectile dysfunction, shockwave therapy does not have any side effects, making it an effective option for men who are unable to use Viagra or Cialis due to pre-existing health conditions.
Shockwave therapy is a painless drug-free procedure that does not involve any invasive surgeries or has any known side effects. It takes anywhere from 6 to 12 treatments in order to achieve the full effects, but many patients report seeing improvement after the first shockwave therapy session. Shockwave therapy has a success rate over 75%.
Looking for an erectile dysfunction doctor in Fort Myers?
PhysioMD Men’s Health services patients in Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, and other surrounding areas who are looking for effective erectile dysfunction treatment options.
If you want to enhance your sexual health and wellbeing, schedule an appointment with our Fort Myers erectile dysfunction doctor today!