Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. It can cause depression, low self-confidence, stress and relationship strain. ED can be a sign of a physical or psychological condition. Men suffering from impotence may also experience premature ejaculation, performance anxiety, and lack of sexual desire. Erectile dysfunction is the most commonly reported sexual health condition. At least 31% of men over the age of 40 experience some degree of ED, but it can also occur in younger males.
Many forms of erectile dysfunction are caused by blocked blood vessels or plaque buildup in the penile region. Impotence can also be caused by certain prescription medications, obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease, smoking, substance abuse, diabetes, treatments for prostate cancer, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Jeffrey Arbuckle is a sexual health expert in Virginia Beach who will work closely with you to help improve your performance and get you back to enjoying your sex life again. Fountain of You MD will help you find a solution for erectile dysfunction without surgery.
Our clinical care team has a 97% success rate and we are committed to finding a cure for all men affected with erectile dysfunction. Dr. Arbuckle is well-versed in treating impotence using multiple effective therapies and is confident that we will find an effective therapy for you. Each of our therapeutic options will be tailored to meet your needs and are proven to be safe for men of all ages.
Prescription oral medications, like Viagra or Cialis, are considered first line therapy for treating erectile dysfunction. These medications increase blood flow and enhance nitric oxide, which relaxes the muscles in the penis. Effects of the medication are noticed in less than an hour and can last up to 6 hours.
Penile injection therapy is the most effective therapeutic option for several different types of ED. To unblock the venous outflow, a specific combination of predetermined vasodilators is delivered via an auto-injector into the spongy tissue of the penis, resulting in increased blood flow to the penis. The induced erection occurs minutes after and lasts approximately 30-90 minutes.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for erectile dysfunction is a revolutionary therapy that uses regenerative cells drawn from your own bloodstream to strengthen erections. PRP is packed with growth factors and each treatment stimulates your body to heal, repair, and develop more blood vessels and penile tissue. This therapy is recommended for all men diagnosed with ED, especially those suffering from scarring or Peyronie’s Disease (penile curvature from injury). There is little to no pain or downtime following the PRP injection procedure, with most patients resuming normal activity the same day.
Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT), more commonly known as Acoustic Shockwave Therapy, clears plaque out of blood vessels while encouraging the growth of new blood vessels. To restore natural erectile function, non-invasive, low-intensity sound waves pass through erectile tissue during this non-surgical, well tolerated procedure. There is little to no pain or downtime following the Acoustic Shockwave Therapy, with most patients resuming normal activity the same day.