Not being able to achieve an erection is a difficult subject to open up about, but it is a problem many men suffer from. While factors such as stress, illness, and anxiety may lower your chances of achieving an erection from time to time, it may not mean you have erectile dysfunction. However, if this is a common occurrence affecting your life, you may need to seek professional help. Thankfully, erectile dysfunction is a treatable condition. If you are looking for a treatment that offers effective results, you are in the right place. At Meliora Integrative Medicine, we offer GAINSWave for erectile dysfunction. Board-Certified in Neurology and Integrative Medicine, Dr. Chua believes in treating the cause of your medical concerns rather than focusing on your symptoms.
If you want to know more about this erectile dysfunction treatment, call us to schedule a consultation.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability to gain and maintain a firm erection long enough to have sex. If you have erection trouble from time to time, it may not necessarily mean you have erectile dysfunction. If it is an ongoing issue that impacts your sex life and self-confidence, it is best to seek medical attention. Not being able to get an erection to have sex is not the only issue ED poses. The inability to obtain and keep an erection may be a sign of underlying health conditions such as heart disease.
What Causes an Erection?
Erectile dysfunction can happen at any stage of getting an erection. An erection is caused by an increase in blood flow into your penis. Direct contact with your penis or sexual thoughts may stimulate this flow of blood.
When you become sexually excited, a muscle in the blood vessels in your penis relaxes. This allows blood to flow through the penile arteries that fill two chambers inside your penis. As the chambers fill up with blood, your penis will grow rigid. Veins inside your penis will constrict blood flow to help keep blood in the penis and maintain your erection.
An erection ends when the muscles in your blood vessels constrict, and the accumulated blood flows back out of the penile veins.
Erectile Dysfunction Causes
Male arousal is a complex process that involves more than just basic physical and mental aspects. Factors such as emotions, hormones, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, and the brain all contribute to achieving a successful erection. Erectile Dysfunction can be the result of any of these factors or a combination of many. Likewise, stress and mental health can worsen erectile dysfunction.
Sometimes the combination of physical and psychological issues can cause erectile dysfunction, such as a minor physical condition that slows your sexual response and can cause anxiety about maintaining an erection.
Here are a few physical factors that may contribute to erectile dysfunction:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Clogged blood vessels
- High cholesterol
- Metabolic syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Certain prescription medication
- Parkinson’s disease
- The use of tobacco
- The use of alcohol
- Sleep disorders
- Low testosterone
- Surgery in the pelvic area
- Injury in the pelvic area
- Prostate cancer treatments
Your brain plays an important role in triggering a series of physical events that cause an erection. This starts with sexual excitement. Many psychological factors contribute to erectile dysfunction:
- Relationship problems
- Depression and other mental health issues
Erectile Dysfunction Symptoms
While achieving and maintaining an erection is the main symptom of ED, there are other sexual symptoms related to ED. These include the following:
- Premature ejaculation
- Delayed ejaculation
- Anorgasmia, which is the inability to achieve an orgasm
A Highly Effective Treatment for ED
GAINSWave is a non-invasive treatment that aims to naturally improve male sexual health by treating the root cause of erectile dysfunction. GAINSWave improves blood flow to enhance sexual performance.
As you age, your body stops making new blood vessels. This can cause weaker or non-existent reactions. In addition, your blood flow may be restricted by micro plaque that builds within your vessels. This can also contribute to ED. GAINSWave destroys the micro plaque buildup and stimulates your body to produce new blood vessels.
How Does GAINSWave Work?
GAINSWave uses a low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy, similar to low-intensity sound waves, that forces your body to create new blood vessels in your penis while breaking apart micro plaque.
What To Expect
Before we administer the treatment, we will apply a topical numbing solution to ensure your comfort. Your treatment will take between 20-30 minutes to complete. When the treatment is done, you can continue with your daily activities. You may notice an improvement in erectile function within 24 hours.
How Many Treatments do I Need?
Although you may experience results after a single session, you will need between 6-12 treatment sessions to achieve optimal results. This will depend on your condition. You will continue to see improvements as you have more treatments.
A Patient-Focused Approach
We do not rely on medication to treat your symptoms. Rather, we focus on finding the root cause of your problem and improving your overall well-being. If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction, we aim to find the source of your issue and prescribe an effective and suitable solution.
An Effective Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
If you are looking for an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction, GAINSWave treatments are worth your time. At Meliora Integrative Medicine in Evanston, IL, we offer GAINSWave treatments for erectile dysfunction. If you want to know more about how it can benefit you, call us at (847) 440-4355 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.