Erectile dysfunction isn’t something men – or women – like to talk about. But it’s important to know that if you are suffering from this condition, you are not alone. And there is treatment that can do more than provide a temporary fix. Progressive Men’s Health, based just outside of Philadelphia, offers a revolutionary, FDA-approved treatment that relies on scientific-based, regenerative medicine to restore normal penile function and improve blood flow to the penis.

How Common is Erectile Dysfunction?

In 1994, the landmark Massachusetts Male Aging Study was published in the Journal of Urology. For the first time, this study shed light on the prevalence of impotence in men and provided insight into the common causes.

Key findings from the study include:

  • Just over half (52%) of men age 40 to 70 self-report some degree of erectile dysfunction
  • The prevalence of impotence increases with age, rising from 5% to 15% between age 40 and 70

The study also highlighted some common causes for erectile dysfunction. Significant in it’s findings, the MMAS reported that prevalence of erectile dysfunction increases:

  • 4 times in men with heart disease
  • 3 times in men with diabetes
  • 2 times in men with history of smoking
  • 2 times in men with chronic disease

The fact that erectile dysfunction is so strongly associated with vascular disease and poor blood flow is the basis for our treatment. Men with heart disease, diabetes and other medical conditions do not have optimal blood flow in the abdomen and genitalia. The penis requires a healthy blood flow to become completely erect, and even a marginal reduction in blood flow can potentially cause problems.

Using a non-invasive device, low-intensity acoustic vibrations (shockwaves) are targeted towards key locations to improve blood flow. The body triggers a natural healing response to the micro-traumas created by the shockwaves which results in the creation of new blood vessels, therefore improving blood flow to the penis.

Learn more about shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction

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