While “little blue pills” are the most commonly advertised type of treatment for erectile dysfunction, there are many different options. Some treatments may be more effective than others and any treatment should be tailored to the individual.
As with any medical condition, erectile dysfunction is often best treated promptly. The sooner it is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome, for the following reasons:
- First, identifying and correcting the underlying problem often helps prevent further deterioration, a natural progression of the condition.
- Second, disuse of an organ can cause progressive loss of function via progressive loss of healthy tissue. This condition is called “disuse atrophy” and is particularly important in the case of penile health.
- Third, ED is more than just a sexual problem. A fulfilling sex life can lead to greater satisfaction in many other aspects of life, including social, family and work environments.
Effective, Non-surgical Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction in Philadelphia
Progressive Men’s Health is a medical practice is based just outside of Philadelphia and is led by two of the nation’s leading physicians for urology and men’s health. Our goal isn’t to simply mask symptoms of ED or offer temporary relief. It is to provide an effective solution – to restore the underlying issue with regenerative medicine
Our revolutionary treatment uses a non-invasive, non-surgical technique to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and restore healthy blood supply to the penis. We often combine this shockwave therapy with PRP (platelet rich plasma) to increase the concentration of growth factors, creating a synergy that accelerates treatment.
Benefits of Progressive Men’s Health Therapy
- Non-invasive, non-surgical
- In office, out-patient procedure
- Long term effectiveness
- Series of 6 total treatments, over 3 weeks
- Almost immediate improvement in symptoms of erectile disfunction
Other Types of Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
One of the first options that men suffering from erectile dysfunction should consider is making lifestyle changes. By improving overall health, men can improve symptoms or eliminate erectile dysfunction. This should include:
- Losing weight
- Adopting a healthy diet
- Exercising regularly
- Quitting smoking
- Counseling or sex therapy
Medication for Erectile Dysfunction
While medication may be effective for some men, it is not the best treatment for everyone. It is estimated that 25% to 30% of men do not respond to medication. In many cases, medication will lose effectiveness or stop working completely after a few years. Most men who take medication for erectile dysfunction report dissatisfaction with this method of treatment.
Vacuum Erection Devices (Penis Pumps)
A penis pump produces an erection by drawing blood to the penis. The tube like device is connected to a small hand pump. While the vacuum erection device has a 90% rate of effectiveness, it is not usually a good long term treatment. Most men find that a penis pump is inconvenient and cumbersome, disrupting the love making moment.
Suppositories & Injections
Other methods for inducing an erection are suppositories or injections. While the treatments themselves are not painful, many men report an uncomfortable burning side effect. Suppositories and injections also inhibit spontaneous sexual activity.
A penile implant is a surgically implanted device that consists of a pump, implanted in the scrotum and a fluid reservoir implanted in the lower abdomen. Squeezing the pump activates the movement of fluid from the reservoir into cylinders in the penis that subsequently create an erection. A deactivation button releases the erection and deflates the device. The most significant drawback to this procedure is the surgery itself and its possible complications, which include infection (in rare cases), pain and/or mechanical failure.