Male Sexual Health & Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Treatment
Defined as either having trouble getting an erection or maintaining an erection. According to the Cleveland Clinic, as many as 52% of men suffer from ED with 40 % being over the age of 40. Achieving an erection is a complex process involving the brain, hormones, nerves, muscles and blood circulation.
At Balanced Bodies Anti-Aging Clinic, we have several available options for treating this common condition including oral and injectable medications. If hormone deficiencies are identified, testosterone and peptide therapies has also been shown to improve symptoms of ED.
Testosterone Cream, Gels, Injections
Testosterone can be prescribed as creams, gels, or injections to restore hormones that naturally declines with aging. An additional benefit of testosterone is the increase in nitrous oxide production, this aids in increasing blood flow through dilating blood vessels. Peptide therapy has been shown to improve symptoms of ED and decreased libido.
Peptide Therapy (Bremelanotide) PT-141
Peptide therapy been shown in studies to provide libido-enhancing effects. PT-141 is an option in the treatment of both male and female sexual dysfunction and male erectile dysfunction. Studies have shown that PT-141 does not work on the vascular system, but increase sexual desire through the nervous system. PT-141 recently obtained FDA approval for female use.
Benefits includes improved male and female sexual arousal and improved sexual function in men (such as erectile dysfunction or impotence). PT-141 is injected just under the skin using a small needle at least 45 minutes prior to sexual activity. Results last up to 3 days.
Erectile Dysfunction Drug Treatment
The most common prescribed class of medication available to treat ED are drugs in the class 5 inhibitors (PDE5 inhibitors). These medications promote blood flow to the penis and aid in promoting erections and sexual health. Our dissolvable tablets provide enhanced absorption and faster activation compared to commonly prescribed tablets.
Compounded dissolvable tablets are significantly lower in cost compared to commercially available options. Schedule an appointment to learn if you qualify for therapy.
Shock Wave Therapy
Shock wave therapy is a non-invasive, non-pharmacological treatment with the use of extracorporeal shock waves applied directly to the penis (ESWT). One of the main effects of the application is neovascularization. A series of shockwave therapy treatments has been shown to be over 80% effective without any other treatment performed. Shockwave therapy focuses on improving blood flow directly to the penis.The application of shock waves stimulates the soft tissues which results in significant increase of the growth factors and stimulate the growth and remodeling of new arterioles. Patients underwent four ( 5 minute) treatments every 7 days. Most patients report little to no discomfort during the procedure. This therapy for erectile dysfunction can enable patients to achieve and maintain sufficient and dependable erections.
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