Erectile dysfunction or ED (also known as impotence) is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough or long enough for intercourse over a 3-month period or longer. As one gets older, the incidence only increases and is already common amongst men 50 plus years of age.
FACTS on Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Often progresses from mild to complete impotence.
- Is very disturbing and unsettling for most patients.
- Cause of breakdown of over 20% of all relationships.
- Less than 30% of men with ED seek help from physician.
- ED is a disease (like diabetes) that needs medical care.
- Roughly 70% of ED cases are caused by other existing diseases.
- Can affect almost all men at some point of their lives.
- About 25% of new ED patients are under 40 years old.
- 70% of men in their 70s suffer from ED.
At WellnessPlus, we care and provide you personalized guidance and medical therapies that are effective for your degree of sexual dysfunction.
MILD ED > Preventive Management
MODERATE ED > Medical Management
COMPLETE ED > Surgical (Invasive) Management
We strive to save you to from potentially reaching COMPLETE ED, which requires a single invasive (surgical) alternative.
MILD ED > Preventive Treatment
Most men have difficulty having an erection from time to time due to stress, being tired, or simply not being in the mood. Your primary physician can initially manage your Mild Erectile Dysfunction symptoms with first line oral medications, PDE-5 Inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis or Levitra). These oral medications are exclusively used to indulge in sexual intercourse.
Certain natural supplements, like EmbovaRX, may also assist in obtaining an erection and it would be wise to continue taking them as added support.
MODERATE ED > Medical Management
When having an erection becomes persistent and interferes with your normal sex life, at times compromising or disrupting a relationship, you should consider your ED a disease process and seek medical management.
In your preliminary “courtesy” consultation, the physician will privately evaluate your ED concerns and alternatives.
- Before any treatment is considered for your ED, we will ask you to fill out some pertinent questionnaires before your visit and have some blood test done before your next office visit.
- At the next office visit with your physician, all of your personal information and blood tests results will be reviewed. A complete medical exam will be performed as well as some diagnostic testing if necessary.
- A personalized treatment plan will then be created for you based on all those results.
In most cases, ED is related to underlying medical conditions that cause changes in your sex organs and increase your ED symptoms:
Natural aging | Life style related | Emotional influence | Hormonal dysfunction | Vascular damage | Neurological damage
WellnessPlus specializes and shows proficiency in all the following medical therapies that are specific to the progress and causes of your moderate ED:
Oral and injectable medications are exclusively used to indulge in sexual intercourse. They
are the most publicized alternative for ED though they will not improve your ED condition.
- Oral PDE-5 Inhibitors (Viagra, Levitra or Cialis)
Actually, more than 50% of the 30 million men who have tried Viagra haven’t gone back mainly because their uncomfortable side-effects.
- Penile Self-injection (TriMix)
TriMix is a medication mixture of 3 ingredients: alprostadil, phentolamine, and papaverine. These ingredients work by relaxing the smooth muscle and opening the blood vessels in your penis, causing an erection. You will learn to inject the medication into different specific areas of your penis.
Sexual desire and sexual arousal are greatly related to your sex hormone Testosterone and your brain.
- Testosterone Hormone
It is estimated that 30% of patients with ED have Low-T or hypogonadism. In most cases this may be a reversible cause of ED through treatment of testosterone. Our treatments consist of implanting a tiny pellet of BioTe Bio-Identical Testoterone under your skin that will last 3-4 months. If symptoms persist beyond three months of testosterone therapy, dysfunction is most commonly due to or made worse by the adverse effects of the patient’s comorbid conditions, including impaired penile vasculature.
- Abdominal Self-injection (Peptide PT-124)
PT-124 is a newer peptide product based on a group of aminoacids that work directly in specific areas of the brain stimulating your sexual desire and sexual arousal (the process that directs your body for sexual activity with penile erection, sexual feelings, memories of sexual intercourse…). A tiny amount of the product is self-injected subcutaneously in the abdomen. A tiny “insulin” type needle is used and the process is practically painless.
As men get older, the blood vessels that supply blood to the penis begin to close up, decay and eventually get clogged leading to your ED. GainesWave can be a long-lasting treatment option for ED.
- GainesWave: Ultrasound Therapy
GainesWave is an ideal, drug-free, surgery free, noninvasive treatment for men with ED. The procedure uses gentle pulsating acoustic waves that are directed locally to the shaft and the lower lateral muscles of the penis. The process opens existing blood vessels of the penis and stimulates stem cells and growth factors. The result of this therapy is a stronger, harder, and more sustainable erections. An estimated 80% of ED men with ED saw a reversal of their ED condition.
Cellular therapies help for long term rejuvenation and regeneration of damaged penile tissue affecting your ED.
- Autologous Adult Stem Cells + P-Shot The therapy itself is a painless procedure done in-office under local anesthesia. A small sample of fat is aspirated from the abdomen as well as a small sample of bone marrow which is harvested from one of your large bones. A mixture of these two different types of stem cells together with growth factors from your own PRP is injected directly into the shaft of the penis as provides long-term benefits.
- Priapus P-shot”
The P-Shot uses growth factors derived from the patient’s blood sample to rejuvenate the penis with enhancement of erection, sensitivity, and size. It is a natural process that the body does not reject and is very successful. It may take several weeks to achieve the full effects, all of which will be discussed during your private consultation
What is the explanation for the rise in ED problems amongst men, particularly young men? Here are the leading candidates:
- Too Much Couch Time
Men have never been so sedentary. Regardless of the reason, all that sitting lessens your sexual vigor as well as negatively affecting your heart and your waistline. You need a good 30 to 45 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week to counteract all that chair time.
- A Faulty Diet
A poor diet and a high rate of chemicals—not to mention female sex hormones like estrogen—that are found in heavily processed foods that could be hurting your testosterone levels, expanding your waistline –and your breast (s)– and harming your vascular function. All of these decrease your blood flow and affects your ED.
- Meddlesome Habits
moking, excessive drinking, ultra-strong narcotic painkillers and other bad habits that hurt your heart and/or vascular function have never been more popular amongst men of all ages. All the mentioned habits especially narcotics suppress testosterone levels and affect your ED.
COMPLETE ED > Surgical Management
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Other than men with neurologic disease or trauma, uncontrolled severe diabetes, and pelvic or prostatic surgery, most healthy men with ED should not be facing “Complete ED” or total male impotence. The last option available for this late stage of ED is surgery. Surgery entails inserting a Penile Implant (which is for-life) and represents a significantly invasive procedure.
- Pump Type Penile Implant
This procedure involves placing a balloon in each cavernosa or tube of the penile shaft plus a pump typically placed into the scrotal area. This system provides an elective enlargement and erection of the penis to indulge in sexual intercourse. This procedure is invasive, performed under general anesthesia, and carries surgical risks.
- Rigid Type Penile Implant
The procedure involves placing a semi-rigid rod in each cavernosa or tube of the penile shaft. The system can offer you an erection bending the rods upward or a flaccid penis bending the rods downwards. This procedure is equally invasive, performed under general anesthesia, and carries surgical risks.
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