All About Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
If you suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), it’s likely something you don’t like to discuss, but something for which you are actively seeking treatment. Understandably so for both, as ED affects your social and mental health as well as your overall quality of life.
Because as many as 30 million men are suffering from ED according to the Urology Care Foundation, luckily there has been an emphasis in recent years on developing more and safer effective ED treatment options.
Aren’t sure how you want to approach ED treatment? If you are interested in learning more about ED as well as the erectile dysfunction treatment options available today, read on.
An Overview of Erectile Dysfunction
ED is not always the easiest thing to deal with because, according to The Mayo Clinic, “Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with any of these. Likewise, stress and mental health concerns can cause or worsen erectile dysfunction.” That means that ED is a very personal problem that needs to be evaluated and treated on a case-by-case basis. This adds to the importance and provides yet another reason there are so many erectile dysfunction treatment options emerging, specifically ones that deal with the root of ED.
It is important to note, however, that most men will suffer with erection trouble every once in a while. You will want to start seeking erectile dysfunction treatment when it is an ongoing issue that is impacting your mental health and your relationships.
But since ED is such a case-by-case issue, how do you determine what erectile dysfunction treatment is right for you? Which options deal with the root of the issue in a safe and effective way?
All About Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Luckily, if you are suffering from ED, there are a lot of different treatment options available. Everything from prescription drugs, penile implants, injections, a vacuum device, and testosterone therapy have been used for many years to treat ED.
However, many of these options come with a high risk factor and a number of side effects, such as digestive issues, pain, vision issues, and dizziness, that many men don’t want to deal with.
That is why many patients in recent years are turning to non-invasive, safe treatments such as GAINSWave to deal with their ED.
All About GAINSWave
“It is the only non-invasive procedure that treats the root cause of erectile dysfunction…..”
According to the GAINSWave site “It is the only non-invasive procedure that treats the root cause of erectile dysfunction in men by increasing blood flow, releasing growth factors in the tissue-forming new blood vessels, and breaking down micro-plaque in the penis.”
It may be hard to believe a revolutionary erectile dysfunction treatment option exists, but take the time to learn how it works, and you will better understand how it’s truly changing ED treatment.
GAINSWave works via high-frequency shockwaves. These nearly painless shockwaves stimulate the growth of the new penile blood vessels, which, in turn, increases blood flow — which is the key to sexual function. This is important because it is getting to the root of ED. While there are many factors that go into the development of ED, they all trigger lack of blood flow. Therefore, a procedure such as GAINSWave will likely work for most cases of ED.
And according to the study “Shockwave treatment of erectile dysfunction” in Therapeutic Advances in Urology, “Its main advantage is its ability to improve and potentially restore erectile function in men with ED without additional pharmacotherapy.”
Other benefits of this erectile dysfunction treatment include the quickness and efficiency of the process. A GAINSWave treatment typically lasts only 20 to 30 minutes and the effects last up to two to three years.
About Our GAINSWave Doctor
Dr. Lauren Underwood is ChristiMD Medical Group’s trusted practitioner of GAINSWave. Dr. Underwood is a member of the American Urological Association as well as the Texas Urological Society, and specializes in both medical and surgical treatment of urology issues. Specifically with ED, she understands that it is truly a patient-by-patient issue, so she takes the time to thoroughly understand your problems to provide you a personalized care plan. She has a wealth of experience working with GAINSWave, so if you are interested in this effective, non-invasive erectile dysfunction treatment, reach out to our office today so Dr. Underwood can see if it’s right for you!