What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, describes the lack of ability to get and maintain an erection hard enough to have sex. Erectile dysfunction tends to occur more frequently with age, but if it happens on a regular basis, that is not normal.
Symptoms of erectile dysfunction
The symptoms of erectile dysfunction are difficulty getting or keeping and erection and/or a decrease sex drive.
There are many factors that may put you at greater risk for erectile dysfunction:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Prostate cancer
- Enlarged prostate
- Substance abuse
- Mental health issues (i.e., anxiety and depression)
- Parkinson’s disease
How we treat erectile dysfunction
At PhysioMD Men’s Health, we treat erectile dysfunction using shockwave therapy, a noninvasive, drug-free treatment option that uses high-frequency sound waves to destroy plaque in the penis’s arteries. Shockwave therapy treats ED at its root cause: obstructed blood flow in the penis, one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction.
While medications 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%.
Where can I receive erectile dysfunction treatment in Estero?
PhysioMD Men’s Health offers shockwave therapy to treat erectile dysfunction at our Estero office, where our patients can leave and go about their day following each treatment session.
Book your first consultation today so we can start taking out the root cause of ED right away.