Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is when a man has difficulty getting or maintaining an erection that is firm enough for sex. It is very common for a man to have problems with erections from time to time, but ED that comes on slowly over time or regularly with sex is not normal and should be treated.
ED can result from health problems, emotional issues, or from both. Finding the cause of your ED will help treat the problem.
Known risk factors for ED are:
- Injury to the pelvis
- Surgery from cancers of the prostate, colon, rectum, or bladder
- Heart disease
- Peripheral artery disease
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar
- Alcohol use
- Drug use
- Smoking or vaping
- Some medicines
- Emotion stress from depression, anxiety or relationship problems
Consult your urologist if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Getting an erection, but it not lasting long enough for sex
- Getting an erection, but not when you want to have sex
- Not being able to get an erection at all
Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction
GAINSWave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that improves blood flow to the penis through the use of acoustic shock wave therapy.
P-Shot therapy takes advantage of platelet-derived growth factor in plasma to build new and remodel old blood vessels.
PT-141 activates brain neurons that have a direct erectogenic effect, resulting in on-demand erections. Effective when oral pills are not.
PDE-5 inhibitors (like Viagra® and Cialis®) increase blood flow to the penis and should be taken about an hour or two before having sex.
Vacuum Erection Device
These devices increase blood flow to the penis by creating a low-pressure vacuum around the penis' erectile tissue.
TriMix Injection Therapy
TriMix injection therapy is an ideal alternative to PDE-5 inhibitor tablets. Best for those who can't take oral medication.
Supplements by AFFIRM Science helps men achieve strong and hard erections by increasing blood flow to the penis.