What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse. Men of any age can experience erectile dysfunction. The failure to achieve an erection more than 5o percent of the time may require specialized treatment. If you notice any signs of erectile dysfunction, be sure to contact a specialist for the care you need.

Our team at Progressive Men’s Health offers a full range of non-invasive, effective solutions for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. To schedule a consultation, or learn more about your treatment options, call 215.764.3131 or request an appointment online.

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

In order to achieve an erection, patients must have proper blood circulation to the penis, stimulation from the brain, and functioning nerves in the penis. If these factors are disturbed in any way, a patient can not fully achieve or maintain an erection.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction:

  • Diabetes
  • Neurological diseases
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Vascular disease
  • Injury to the penis
  • Certain medications
  • Tobacco, alcohol, and drug use
  • Peyronie’s plaque or disease
  • Hormonal deficiencies caused by testicular disease
  • Hypertension
  • High Blood Cholesterol

Understanding the causes and risk factors for ED can help some patients cope. Due to advancements in treatment and medicine, there are more solutions for treating ED than ever before. The sooner ED is treated, the better the outcome.

Treating ED

At Progressive Men’ Health, we offer shockwave therapy as a solution to treat ED. The shockwaves create microtrauma to the tissue, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. As the body heals, blood flow is increased and growth factors create new blood vessels in the affected area. If applicable, shockwave therapy may be combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma), which adds a high concentration of growth factors to work synergistically together.

Schedule A Consultation

To learn more about your treatment options, visit Progressive Men’s Health in Langhorne, PA.

 

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