Total Nutrition and Therapeutics has always been focused on prevailing science.
In our last blog, we talked about the dangers and side effects that come along with specific treatments for erectile dysfunction (otherwise referred to as ED). Today, we’re going to scale out a little so we can give an overview of the basics about ED, including treatment options. Specifically, we’re going to introduce shockwave therapy, a revolutionary technology for treating ED.
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction is a symptom, with a range of causes, in which certain males can’t gain an erection required for sexual intercourse.
The mechanism for male arousal involves a complicated coordination of many parts of the body, from organs to hormone release. In the end, this mechanism should cause blood flow to the penis, resulting in an erection.
Any break in this chain can cause ED. Furthermore, psychological issues, such as stress and anxiety, can also cause or exacerbate ED.
As mentioned earlier, erectile dysfunction can be caused by physical abnormalities. Common physical causes of ED include but aren’t limited to:
- Heart disease
- Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Metabolic syndrome — a condition involving increased blood pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist and high cholesterol
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Certain prescription medications
- Tobacco use
Another specific cause of ED is Peyronie’s Disease, which occurs with a build-up of plaque and/or scar tissue in the penis. This build-up can cause significant curvature in the penis when achieving an erection, which can cause a great deal of pain and hinder sexual function.
Unlike other causes of ED, Peyronie’s Disease doesn’t have to do with blood flow to the penis—at least not directly. A lack of blood flow might occur as a result of one’s misgivings to gain an erection because of the pain it will inevitably cause.
Regardless of the cause, the risk of showing symptoms of ED increases in direct correlation with age.
Treatment for erectile dysfunction
Treatments for ED, though effective, have often come with a price—whether in literal dollar terms, or in the form of side effects and other dangers. Over the past few decades, millions of men have turned to prescription medications for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. These pills, while effective, also come with a laundry list of risks and side effects. In many cases, these risks and side effects heavily outweigh the benefits.
Total Nutrition and Therapeutics has come up with a life-changing alternative: Shockwave Therapy.
Shockwave therapy, also known as shockwave therapy or extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is the premium brand of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for ED. Put simply, this means that ED is treated from the outside, using electrical stimulation. The high frequency, low-intensity shockwaves emitted remove micro-plaques, increase blood flow, and develop new blood vessels.
The result is an extremely versatile treatment: shockwave therapy treats men who suffer from ED because of a basic lack of blood flow and Peyronie’s Disease, alike. And the best part? Because shockwave therapy treats the root causes of erectile dysfunction, its effects will be felt within just 6-12 sessions, each session lasting only 15-20 minutes.
Shockwave therapy has treated countless men suffering from erectile dysfunction. Check out our website, which includes testimonials from real people and their success with shockwave therapy.
Contact Total Nutrition and Therapeutics for more information about shockwave therapy and how it can treat your ED today.
Are you, your spouse, or partner experiencing erectile dysfunction? Shockwave therapy, brought to you by Total Nutrition and Therapeutics, is designed to treat ED of all causes. Visit our website to find out more about how shockwave therapy can treat ED, and find a provider near you!