Erectile Dysfunction Ramsey NJ
Erectile dysfunction is not as simple to accurately diagnose as many people would like you to believe. Moreover, expensive and somewhat inconvenient medications are commonly prescribed for ED whether they are the right treatment protocol or not. For many men suffering from sexual inadequacies, a problem occurs when the frustrated male patient mentions to his primary care provider that he has a problem in the bedroom. Although a family physician may know a lot about your basic health, they may not be well versed in helping you manage sexual dysfunctions. Truth be known, ED can be related to a medical condition, traumatic injury, lifestyle issue, hormonal deficiency, or psychogenic cause. An erection is a complex event and getting and keeping one long enough to have a satisfactory sexual experience does not have a one-size-fits-all answer.
Diagnosing & Treating Sexual Performance Issues
With an accurate diagnosis, erectile dysfunction can be treated in men who were previously able to sustain an erection. The chances of completely curing ED depend upon the actual cause, but most cases are reversible. Furthermore, treating the cause and not just the symptoms may require a multidiscipline approach including:
- Testosterone Testing - Low testosterone, or Low-T, is not a direct cause of erectile dysfunction but can contribute to a man's overall sexual frustrations. Psychogenic impotence can occur due to someone's thoughts, guilt, self-doubt, etc. Nonetheless, low-T can cause a decline in sexual desire and testosterone replacement therapy may be needed to treat hypogonadism.
- Diagnosing Sexual Dysfunction - The onset of metabolic syndrome or disease processes like diabetes can contribute to ED as well as changes to hormone production such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis. However, lifestyle changes like stopping smoking have proven most effective in revitalizing erectile function in many men.
- Treating Genital Damage - Whether damage to the penis occurred during an aggressive sexual encounter or plaque buildup is hereditary, new treatment protocols have proven results in helping eliminate pain during intercourse caused by penal curvature (see Pulsed Wave Treatment for Pyeronie's Disease below).
It is important to note that even when erectile dysfunction cannot be 100% cured, the right treatment protocols can reduce or eliminate frustrating symptoms that are common to ED. Although it is true that erections start to change around age 50, you should address any sexual dysfunction with a men's sexual health professional regardless of your age.
Pulsed Wave Treatment for Peyronie's Disease Ramsey NJ
Men with Peyronie's disease develop hard, painful plaques or lumps underneath the skin of the penis that can cause their penis to curve. These lumps are not tumors and are not a sexually transmitted disease. Nonetheless, they can be painful and lead to soft erections that cannot be maintained for sexual satisfaction. When the penal curvature or plaque buildup is severe, sexual intercourse can seem impossible. Acoustic pulsed shockwave therapy has proven effective in shocking the penis back to life by breaking up plaque to reduce curvature and stimulating the growth of new cells for improved blood flow. In fact, shockwave therapy is quickly become a "Gold Standard" as the perfect alternative to the invasive surgical and chemical options that men with Peyronie's disease were forced to try in the past.
Are You Embarrassed to Seek Treatment for Symptoms of ED?
According to a recent study funded by the Havana Day Dreamers Foundation, the Goldstein Fund for Male Pelvic Health and the SIU Urology Endowment Fund, ED treatments are extremely underutilized. Despite the growing number of treatment options for ED, most men suffering with erectile dysfunction never receive treatments due to the embarrassment in talking about ED or the cost and inconvenience of using ED medications. Since general practitioners are not trained in all the options for managing problems associated with men's sexual health, your family doctor may not perceive your sexual problems to be as serious as they are for you. The truly ridiculous aspect about erectile dysfunction is that, not only is it very common, it is most often easy to fix. So, the main reason ED is such a big problem for men is because of the wall of silence that causes them to pretend nothing is wrong. For starters, it is time to start openly talking about ED and other causes of sexual dysfunction.
I'm a man in my 40s. I wouldn't say I have ED, but my wife and I both noticed that things were not quite as good, as they used to be. It was taking longer to become aroused, and getting ready a second time almost impossible. I heard a radio commercial about the GAINSWave, and decided to give it a shot. Man, was I happy I did, my wife says our sex life is the best it has been since our Honeymoon!
— Eric T. (CEO) - Bergen County, NJ