Erectile dysfunction or ED is a sexual health problem affecting millions of men throughout the USA, including in Daytona Beach, FL. Depending on the severity, ED can adversely affect your relationship with your sexual partner. It may even affect your psychological state. Fortunately, it is treatable in most cases.
If you suspect you suffer from ED, our Daytona Beach erectile dysfunction treatments can help. We can help find the cause and devise a recovery plan for you.
How to Tell If You Have Erectile Dysfunction
In a nutshell, erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or keep erections. It can manifest in several ways, including:
- You can have an erection, but it does not last long enough during sex.
- You sometimes cannot achieve erections even when you want to have sex.
- You are completely unable to get erections at all.
It is not unusual to have problems getting an erection occasionally. However, erection troubles become a valid medical concern if the issue happens regularly.
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What Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Contrary to popular belief, erectile dysfunction is not caused by age. However, your risk of developing ED does increase as you get older. This is due to the different factors that contribute to this problem, such as:
Heart and Blood Diseases
Vascular diseases such as clogged or narrow arteries keep blood from flowing continuously to your penis. This can make it difficult to grow an erection, much less maintain it.
Nerve problems like spinal cord injuries and sclerosis can affect your brain’s ability to send impulses to the organs, including your penis. As a result, your penis might not receive the right signals telling it to be erect.
Having high sugar levels can also damage your blood vessels and nerves. Having blood vessel and nerve damage can make it even harder for your penis to get an erection.
Prescription Drug Side Effects
If you are under medication, you can also struggle with getting erections. For instance, taking blood thinners can reduce the force of the blood flowing into your penis. Meanwhile, hormone medications and painkillers may reduce testosterone levels, reducing your interest in sex and thus your ability to gain erections.
Smoking, Alcohol, or Recreational Drugs
The chemicals found in such substances can constrict your blood vessels. Over time, your vessels can grow extremely narrow, preventing proper blood circulation. These habits can also damage other organs like your lungs and liver and affect your mental well-being too, further diminishing your quality of life — including your sex drive.
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We Begin with a Diagnostic Test
Due to the many possible underlying reasons behind your sexual health problem, the Daytona Beach erectile dysfunction physician will first conduct a series of diagnostic tests. These include:
- Blood tests: We may take a small sample of your blood and check for issues such as hormonal imbalances, high cholesterol levels, and high blood sugar count.
- pH Testing: Balanced pH levels help your body absorb nutrients. The pH test results can tell us if you have potential deficiencies that led to your erectile dysfunction.
- AO Scan: An AO scan is a non-invasive full body scan that shows us a detailed status report of all your body’s systems. This lets us determine the potential causes behind your erectile dysfunction more precisely.
Our Erectile Dysfunction Treatments
Diagnosing your full health condition will help the Daytona Beach erectile dysfunction specialist recommend the appropriate treatments for your ED problem. Some of these treatments are:
Shock wave therapy®
Shock wave therapy is also referred to as acoustic pressure wave therapy. It is an FDA-approved process that involves targeting your penile area with sound waves. The waves trigger your cells to regenerate, which helps speed up the healing process for any damaged tissue and nerves in your penis. Wave therapy also stimulates blood circulation in the affected area.
Acoustic pressure wave therapy can be used in erectile dysfunction cases where the penis suffers from nerve damage or other injuries. It would also be painless for you as it is a non-surgical procedure.
Priapus Shot (P-Shot®)
A P-Shot® or Platelet-rich plasma shot is a minimally invasive treatment wherein you will be injected with platelets to boost cellular repair. The platelets come from your blood, which we will take a small sample of and then put inside a centrifuge machine. The centrifuge will isolate the platelets and plasma, which also activates them. They will then get injected back into your penile area to start the accelerated healing process.
Although Priapus Shots involve injections to your penis, it is not painful, as we will apply an anesthetic first. The process also takes less than an hour, and you can even try and have sex within the same day.
Besides these treatments, we can also include exosome therapy. This is a type of stem cell therapy that helps boost tissue regeneration. We can use this to speed up your penis’ recovery. Furthermore, each patient has different complications causing their erectile dysfunctions. As such, the number of prescribed therapy sessions can vary depending on their ED’s severity.
Your Recovery Does Not End with Just Therapy
Our Daytona Beach erectile dysfunction treatments are not just limited to Platelet-rich plasma and acoustic wave therapy sessions. Since we always consider our patients’ full health status, your physician can also create custom diet and exercise programs to address any nutritional and fitness deficiencies.
For example, if you have poor blood flow due to high sugar levels, your meal plans could be focused on balancing your sugar intake. The exercise plan can have more cardio workouts to strengthen your heart and lower blood pressure.
Get Help for Your Sexual Dysfunction Today
If you have ED or similar problems preventing you from having a healthy sex life, do not hesitate to talk to our Daytona Beach erectile dysfunction physicians. The Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates team can give you a comprehensive physical exam to determine what treatments would be appropriate. We are concerned with restoring your overall health, not just managing your symptoms.
We can accommodate inquiries 24/7, so you can call anytime to schedule appointments. You can also have your free consultation by sending us the details of your health problems through the form provided here.