Erectile Dysfunction Explained

Suffering from erectile dysfunction is more common than many people realize. Over 30 million men suffer from ED in the United States alone and it is estimated that half of men will suffer from some degree of ED at one point or another. Although the subject of erectile dysfunction isn’t commonly discussed, there are a variety of reasons you may be suffering from his condition and ways to overcome it. If you have questions or concerns regarding ED, contact the team at Revived Medical to get answers and a custom treatment plan.

Erectile Dysfunction Overview

Erectile Dysfunction is defined as being unable to get or maintain an erection for intercourse. At some time or another, majority of men will experience impotence which can be caused by many factors and is not necessarily an immediate need for concern. However, if you find yourself frequently suffering from ED, you may want to have a consultation with a professional. In the meantime, you may find answers to common questions below:

  • Who Suffers From ED? Men at any age can suffer from ED, however, majority of severe cases are in men over the age of 40. 
  • Why Does ED Occur? There are multiple elements that come into play that can cause ED. Because getting an erection is caused by hormones and blood flow, basic factors such as stress or alcohol can be the reason behind your ED. On the other hand, you may have an underlying health condition that is contributing to your impotence. In cases such as these, you may have a heart or blood condition, low testosterone, or blocked blood vessels in the penis. 
    • Living a healthy lifestyle by dieting, exercising, and cutting out tobacco can help to reverse the effects of ED.
    • If making lifestyle changes does not improve your erectile dysfunction, your doctor can complete a full health report and blood work to determine the underlying issue and determine the best treatment options.
  • What is Happening When You Experience ED? When you are unable to get or maintain an erection, it is typically due to a lack of blood flow to the penis. There are blood vessels that carry blood into the penis which allow it to swell and become erect. To successfully maintain an erection, the veins in your penis shrink to keep the blood from leaving the shaft and travel back to the heart. When suffering from ED, you may find you either have an issue with the blood vessels sending blood to the penis, or your veins may not be constricting, causing you to lose the erection.
  • When Should You Seek Help? You may not necessarily need to seek medical attention if you suffer from ED on a rare occasion. If you have a one off situation where you find yourself unable to get or maintain an erection, perhaps your hormones were slightly due to stress or alcohol. However, you should seek professional help if: 
    • You are suffering from recurring erectile dysfunction
    • ED is causing you physical or mental distress
    • If you know you have a condition or disease that may be contributing to your ED

Effects of Erectile Dysfunction

For many men, suffering from erectile dysfunction may be caused by a larger health issue. By not addressing your ED, you can potentially cause harm by not treating any underlying health problems. ED can also lead to many mental and social long-term issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Lack of Intimacy With Partner
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Lack of Confidence 
  • Stress
  • Tension in Relationships

Treatment Options

There are a variety of treatment options to temporarily relieve erectile dysfunction such as taking a pill. Although these medications typically will ensure you are able to get and maintain an erection, it is only a temporary solution that also requires planning. Majority of the pills on the market require 3-6 hours to take effect. So, if a spontaneous moment hits and you didn’t take ED medication hours before, you may not be able to get that wanted erection. If you do take the pills with enough notice, you may be able to get an erection, but it is a temporary fix to ED and doesn’t solve the problem long-term or address the root cause.

Acoustic Wave Therapy is a newer solution that has been treating ED for over 10 years with great success. After a few short sessions—roughly 20 minutes per session—you will be able to spontaneously get and maintain an erection. All of this is done with no pills, no needles, and no anesthesia. Acoustic Wave Therapy uses a wand-like device to emit thousands of sound waves into the penis. This helps to increase blood flow to the penis by rejuvenating your existing blood vessels and it even encourages new blood vessels to form. As mentioned above, majority of ED cases are caused by some form of blood flow issues. With wave therapy, you can increase the blood flow to the penis within a few short sessions and results will last months and in some cases, years to come. 

Although it’s rarely discussed, ED is more common than many men realize. If you find yourself suffering from ED often, or if you have a medical condition, it is recommended to seek medical help. Rather than meeting with a doctor that provides you a temporary fix to treat ED, the team at Revived Medical will meet with you to come up with a custom Acoustic Wave Therapy treatment plan. After completing your treatment sessions, not only are results seen in as little as a few weeks, but you get long-term benefits and long lasting erections. Why wait to bring back your erections and your confidence?


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