Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a common disorder that affects about half of all men between the ages 30 and 70. Erectile dysfunction can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. ED is defined as the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. The term “impotence” was once loosely used to imply the same condition.
What are the Signs of Erectile Dysfunction?
The symptoms of erectile dysfunction vary, but often include:
- Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection
- Weak and/or less rigid sexual erections
- Fewer and/or weaker morning erections
- Rapid climax/ejaculation with or without an incomplete erection
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How Common is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction is very common. While it is most commonly diagnosed in men over the age of 40, men of any age can be affected by erectile dysfunction. Here are a few surprising statistics from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, the largest-ever survey of male erectile dysfunction:
- 52% of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 have some degree of erectile dysfunction
- One in 10 men cannot get an erection at all (complete ED)
- The majority of causes of erectile dysfunction are physical in nature
- The prevalence of ED increases with age: the condition affects 39% of men at age 40 and 67% of men at age 70
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How is Erectile Dysfunction Treated?
There are numerous treatments for erectile dysfunction. The most common form of treatment is virility medication, such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, etc. While these drugs may be provide an improvement initially, they typically lose their effectiveness over time or come with unwanted side effects. Erectile dysfunction medication is not safe for men with certain medical conditions including heart disease, high or low blood pressure, history of stroke, along with a list of other health concerns.
Compared to alternative treatments for ED, the treatment offered at Progressive Men’s Health is regenerative. This means that our treatment restores normal function and improves blood flow to the penis so that men can achieve and maintain sexual erection spontaneously and naturally.
Using advanced shockwave therapy, that has been safely use in orthopedic medicine for nearly 20 years, Drs. Goldfarb and Sinaiko can stimulate the body’s natural healing response and help create more blood vessels. Additional therapy, using PRP (platelet rich plasma) is available for men who would benefit from concentrated growth factors.
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Schedule a Consultation
If you or your partner is suffering from erectile dysfunction, give us a call to schedule a consultation. We can discuss your options and explore if our treatment is right for you. Our office is located in Langhore, PA – just north of Philadelphia in Bucks County.
New patients call (215) 764-3131 or request a consultation online.