Erectile Dysfunction Frequently Asked Questions

Erectile dysfunction can take a toll on your physical and mental health. If you find yourself or a loved one suffering from ED, know that treatment is available! Don’t let impotence rule your life or break down your spirit. Revived Medical in Mesa, Arizona specializes in treating erectile dysfunction with Acoustic Wave Therapy and providing long-term results. We also understand you may have many questions relating to your condition. We are here to help. 

  • What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
    Erectile Dysfunction is defined as being unable to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sex. The following conditions can increase your chance of suffering from ED:
    • Heart disease
    • Liver disease
    • High or low blood pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Stress
    • Anxiety or depression
  • What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
    Although the conditions listed above commonly increase your chances of suffering from ED, they are not the root cause of it. Erectile dysfunction is due to poor blood flow to the penis. Often times, ED is considered a symptom of a larger issue so it is never fully treated. In order to properly treat ED, you need to treat the root cause—increasing blood flow to the penis. 
    • Treatment options such as pills or medication can temporarily treat ED by allowing you to get an erection for a small window of time. However, Acoustic Wave Therapy helps to naturally increase the blood flow to the penis with long lasting results. This allows you to get and maintain an erection on your own with no assistance required.
  • How Does Getting an Erection Work?
    In order to get an erection, men need to have a physical and mental reaction to something stimulating. The anatomy of the penis is very intricate and perfectly designed for intercourse. The penis shaft contains two spongey tissues called the corpora cavernosa. These tissues run the length of the penis and contains air pockets and a network of blood vessels. In order to successfully get an erection, the brain sends signals to the nerves in the penis allowing the penile muscles to relax. As the muscles relax, blood seamlessly flows into the corpora cavernosa tissue, filling the air pockets and blood vessels. Once enough pressure is built-up in the penis shaft due to the increased blood flow, you have an erection. 
  • How Common Is ED?
    ED is common within in men and the chances of suffering from erectile dysfunction increase with age. Not only is testosterone on a slow decline as men age, but calcium or plaque build-up in the penis increases which hinders sufficient blood flow. 
  • When Should I See a Doctor?
    If at any point you have concerns about your health, it is important to seek professional help. Because majority of men will experience some degree of ED within their life, understand what may be normal and what should be addressed with a professional. Stress, alcohol, or depression can all cause occasional ED, however, if you find yourself regularly experiencing ED, then it is recommended to see a doctor. 
  • How Is Erectile Dysfunction Diagnosed?
    There is no specific test to diagnose ED, however blood work and an ultrasound on the penis are both recommended. Blood work can help to determine if there is any hormone imbalance that should be addressed and an ultrasound can see the quality of blood flow to the penis. 
  • What Treatments Are Available for ED?
    Luckily, treatment is available for ED. Majority of treatments available only treat the symptom of being unable to get and maintain an erection rather than treating the root cause of ED—blood flow.
    • Pills: There are a variety of pills available to temporarily relieve the symptoms of ED. In order for the pills to be most affective, they must be taken anywhere between 30 minutes to 6 hours prior to intercourse. Pills work by creating a chemical reaction within your body to increase blood flow to the penis. Before taking any ED medication, it is important to talk to your medical provider to ensure it is safe for you and your situation. There are also potential side effects which should be considered prior to using.
    • Surgery: Surgery to treat ED is typically a last case scenario option. Surgical treatments typically include a penile implant. This is when a rod is inserted into the penile shaft which you have the ability to inflate and deflate as desired. Surgery has many risks and doctors typically recommend a less invasive approach. 
    • Acoustic Wave Therapy: Acoustic Wave Therapy is a noninvasive procedure which uses auditory sound wave pulses to revive blood vessels within the penis by breaking down plaque buildup. The therapy also encourages new blood vessels to grow. This is a pain free, risk free, and pill free treatment for ED which offers long lasting results.  
  • What Is Acoustic Wave Therapy?
    Acoustic Wave Therapy has been used to successfully treat erectile dysfunction for the last 12 years, but it has also been used in orthopedics since the 1980s. Acoustic Wave Therapy is known to naturally speed up the bodies healing process which allows the blood vessels in the penis to revitalize and regrow. By having healthy blood vessels in the penis, you will be able to get and maintain erections on demand with no assistance of pills or surgery. 
    • Procedure: Acoustic Wave Therapy is preformed over the course of multiple sessions (typically 3-6 sessions depending on the severity of your case) where a wand-like device is moved over the penis shaft while emitting sound wave pulses. 
    • Results: Results are typically seen in as little as 2 weeks and continue to increase within the month following treatment. You can expect long-term results with ED being treated for months and years to come.
    • Recovery: Because this therapy is risk free, there are no needles, pain, or down time required. After a treatment session, you can resume daily activities with no recovery period. This treatment option is safe for everyone. Other medical conditions and medications do not conflict with the treatment.

Acoustic Wave Therapy is revolutionizing how erectile dysfunction is being treated. If you find yourself suffering from ED, know that treatment is available and you can start taking control over your body and life immediately. Schedule your consultation today.


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