Millions of men of all ages experience erectile dysfunction. It can be linked to aging, weight gain and existing health conditions such as heart disease.
Fortunately, you can use a number of effective treatments to cure ED and get back to your normal sex life. You can choose the treatment that is right for you and your health.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Low testosterone is also a common cause of erectile dysfunction. Testosterone levels naturally drop as you age, affecting everything from your weight and energy level to your sexual performance.
Penile Injection Therapy
Intracavernous injection therapy, also known as penile injection therapy, is one of the most effective therapeutic options for several different types of ED.
A predetermined amount of medication is self-administered at home, with results in about 20 minutes. The medication works by widening the blood vessels and relaxing the muscle.
Acoustic Shock Wave Therapy
One of the major causes of ED is blocked blood vessels in the penis. Plaque can build up on the walls of blood vessels, preventing blood from entering the penis. Plaque may be more common in older men, men with high blood pressure or cholesterol or men with heart disease.
Acoustic shock wave therapy is a non-invasive treatment to break down plaque and clear blood vessels. It is a painless procedure using low-intensity sound waves to encourage blood vessel growth and improve blood flow naturally. Some men may prefer this method as it doesn’t require you to plan ahead the way oral medication does. It naturally improves your sexual performance long-term.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses the injection of your own plasma into the penis. Platelet-rich plasma contains high levels of your body’s natural healing and regenerative cells. These cells may help repair blood vessel and tissue damage in the penis that is causing ED. It may be more effective for people experiencing Peyronie’s disease.
The most common and most effective treatment for ED is an oral medication. These prescription medicines help improve blood flow and stop erectile dysfunction. These medicines are very effective for men of all ages, though they may not work for everyone.
You must take oral medication at least 1 hour before sexual activity for it to be effective. This may be one downside of oral medication.
At Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach, we offer personalized care for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. We work with you to find the most effective solution for you and have a 96% success rate in curing ED. Contact us at 757-644-4615 to schedule your appointment today.