Are you having a little “trouble” in the bedroom lately? If so, you are not alone! More than half of all men experience erectile dysfunction, or ED, at some point. The causes of ED include:
- High blood pressure
- Prostate issues
- Everyday stress
- Low testosterone
Progressive Health and Rejuvenation offers several erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments to help you regain your former happy, healthy sex life.
How to Treat ED
Treatment options range from ED supplements to injection and implants. Here are some of the most common solutions:
These include drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. They work by enhancing the effects of nitric oxide, a naturally occurring chemical in your body that relaxes muscles in the penis. This increases blood flow, allowing you get an erection when sexually stimulated. Your doctor decides whether this type of drug is right for you, which one you should take and the optimal dosage.
Specific medications are directly injected into the base or side of the penis via a fine needle. The result is an erection that lasts for 20 to 40 minutes.
The Priapus Shot™, or P-shot, has helped many men improve sexual performance and enjoyment. This treatment, administered as a series of six injections, increases blood flow. It allows men to get and maintain an erection, and may increase penis size as well.
In this treatment, a special applicator is used to place a small suppository inside the penile urethra. Within 10 minutes after insertion, you get an erection that lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
If your ED is caused by low testosterone, this treatment is a good first step. Testosterone is delivered via injections, gel, pellet or patch. Based on lab test results and other health indications, your doctor determines the level of testosterone you should receive and the optimal delivery method.
A penis pump is a hollow tube with a hand- or battery-powered vacuum device. You place the tube over your penis, and then activate the pump to suck the air out of the tube. By creating a vacuum, blood is pulled into your penis, resulting in an erection that lasts long enough to have sex.
Devices made of inflatable or semi-rigid rods are surgically implanted into the penis. The rods make the penis firm and bendable, while the inflatable devices let you control the timing and duration of your erection. Because surgery has risks, this treatment is not recommended until other options have failed.
To learn more about our erectile dysfunction treatment options, please contact us. After a consultation and thorough workup, we can recommend the best solution for you.