What Is the Main Cause of Erectile Dysfunction? 

Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction often find themselves desperate for knowledge and a permanent solution. In order to treat erectile dysfunction, you first have to know what the root cause of your ED is. The team at Revived Medical understands that majority of ED cases are due to blood flow issues. Rather than treating the symptoms of ED, we use advanced technology to cure your blood flow issues and reverse erectile dysfunction.

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

In order to properly treat ED, you have to know what is causing it. Roughly 90% of erectile dysfunction cases are caused by blood flow issues. Having good blood flow to the penis is crucial to get and maintain an erection. Underlying health conditions or lifestyle choices can all contribute to poor blood flow. Examples of these include but are not limited to:

  • Heart Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Blood Pressure Conditions
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Alcohol Consumption

People often think the conditions listed above are the cause of erectile dysfunction, when in actuality, it is the source of blood flow issues. These blood flow issues then result in erectile dysfunction. 

Male Anatomy and Functionality

Understanding how a man achieves and maintains an erection is important to successfully treat erectile dysfunction. Getting an erection is both a neurological and physical effect of stimulation. When something is sexually stimulating to a man, the brain sends messages out to the rest of the body preparing it for intercourse. In this case, the brain is telling your body to get an erection by changing the course of blood flow. A vast majority of erectile dysfunction cases are due to the penis not being able to get the blood flow it needs—not because the brain isn’t sending the proper signals. 

To achieve an erection, the penis shaft is made up of the following:

  • Corpora Cavernosa: This is a spongey tissue containing air pockets and a network of blood vessels. There are two corpora cavernous running the length of the shaft.  
    • As the brain sends signals to the penis to get an erection, the corpora cavernous relaxes, this allows the blood to flow into the penis through the network of blood vessels. Once the blood flows into the shaft, it fills the spongy tissue and builds in pressure successfully creating an erection.
  • Tunica Albuginea: Surrounding the corpora cavernosa, this fibrous tissue helps to maintain an erection by preventing blood from leaving the penis.
  • Corpus Spongiosum: Similar to the corpora cavernosa, this is another spongey tissue running the length of the shaft and surrounds the urethra. This tissue will also fill with blood and aid in getting an erection.

As we age, it is natural for the blood volume in our body to decrease. It is also extremely common for the arteries and blood vessels in our body to become rigid and lined with plaque buildup, making it incredibly difficult for blood to pass through smoothly. This condition is called atherosclerosis and is responsible for the majority of erectile dysfunction cases. 


Now that we understand the majority of erectile dysfunction cases are due to poor blood flow to the penis, it’s time to treat it! Rather than just taking a pill to temporarily give you an erection, treatment is available to rejuvenate and stimulate the blood vessels in your penis resulting in better blood flow and healthy, on demand erections. 

  • Acoustic Wave Therapy: Acoustic Wave Therapy has been in the medical world since the 80s, but within the last 10 years, this treatment has been used to combat erectile dysfunction with huge success. Not only does Acoustic Wave Therapy improve the blood vessels within your penis, but it can also encourage new blood vessels to grow. This is all successfully done without needles, pills, or surgery!
    • How It Works: Using a wand-like device (similar to that of an ultrasound machine), sound waves will be emitted along the penis shaft. This helps to stimulate the penis and revitalize existing blood vessels. Plaque build up is reduced and the blood vessels are less rigid. This creates a smooth and encouraging path for blood to travel, allowing you to easily achieve an erection.
    • Recovery: Unlike surgery or taking medication—both of which have risks and side effects— Acoustic Wave Therapy is painless and treatment sessions pose no risk and have no downtime. Patients can expect to immediately return to their day to day activities. 
    • Results: Depending on the severity of your ED, the team at Revived Medical will determine the best treatment plan. Majority of patients will have 4-6 treatment sessions with each session lasting roughly 20 minutes. Acoustic Wave Therapy offers long-term results of being able to get and maintain an erection on demand. People often experience the benefits for months and in some cases, years to come. Results can often be seen in as little as 2 weeks from the first therapy session.

As we age, it is normal for things to change and slow down within our bodies. But being able to get and maintain an erection shouldn’t be something we compromise on. Rather than temporarily treating the symptoms of ED through the use of medication, Acoustic Wave Therapy treats the root cause. Acoustic Wave Therapy will allow you to get the proper blood flow needed to get an erection, giving you your confidence back. For good.


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