In 40 years of practicing medicine, I’ve found that acknowledging and talking about erectile dysfunction (ED) can be quite challenging for most men. Even though they may be open about other health problems in their lives, often men dealing with this frustrating issue simply aren’t willing or ready to seek treatment.
While we understand that the topic can seem difficult to talk about at first, know that it absolutely shouldn’t be. ED is a lot more common that you’d think. When you open up about your concerns and seek treatment, you’ll likely be able to go back to the rewarding sexual activity you enjoyed when you were younger – often immediately. It’s important to learn more about the problem and understand that it’s not something you have to live with because you’re getting older.
At the biostation, there’s more to treating ED than just prescribing a little blue pill. I designed our individualized erectile dysfunction treatment program to help men with all types of issues and symptoms. We have numerous customizable therapies to help you and we will work with you to design a protocol that fits your lifestyle.
Evaluating Your Needs
One of the biggest problems with ED treatment in the past was the fact that every guy with an issue was treated the same way. While some doctors did seek to help men that were younger get over issues with ED, it seems like any man over the age of 40 was given a prescription and a push out the door.
That’s not the best way to deal with ED. Every man suffering from it, whether it’s a chronic problem or one that only occurs once in awhile, is different. That’s why we individually evaluate each patient to help him find the exact right treatment that will best address his needs. The biostation has multiple ways to help men with ED, but before we can do that, we need to figure out what’s causing the problem.
Improving Blood Flow
When you’re talking about erections, it all starts with proper blood flow. Without that, you can’t achieve or maintain an erection that’s as firm or efficient as you’d like. Many men with blood flow issues also have difficulty maintaining an erection for five to 10 minutes, let alone enough time for satisfying sex with a partner.
One of the ways we improve blood flow in men with ED at the biostation is to use a series of small injections directly into the penis. This might not sound like the most fun procedure, but our results show that men can have better erections when following this treatment plan.
The injections are given two to three times per week in our office, often for about six months. At the end of that period, many men find it easier to achieve an erection that will last 30 minutes or longer.
To see if this treatment is right for you, one of our experienced medical technicians will give you an in depth personal evaluation including our advanced bloodwork and physical examination. After that, we will work closely with you to customize the best possible treatment plan.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
Regular injections often work to help men with ED, but some need a different form of therapy to achieve and maintain erections like they used to have. Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) uses your own platelets to help achieve maximum blood flow.
During the process, platelets from your own blood are collected and spun in a centrifuge, then injected back into the penis to increase blood flow and sensitivity and improve pleasure. PRP therapy can also boost sexual stamina and help men achieve a more satisfying sexual experience with a partner.
The best part for many men is that PRP therapy is quick and begins to work almost immediately. PRP therapy has helped many men regain the ability to have enjoyable sex.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Most men think that decreased sexual performance is just the name of the game when they get older. This lack of sexual power isn’t about age though – it’s about reduced testosterone levels in the body.
As you age, your body produces less testosterone in general. To combat that, you may want to consider bioidentical hormone therapy to replace some of the testosterone that you lose naturally.
Men with low testosterone levels may not realize that they have less of this all-important hormone than other men. While low testosterone can lead to decreased sexual function and ED, there’s also a correlation between lowT and problems like depression, anxiety, irritability, anger, weight gain and a loss of muscle mass.
Contact the biostation to learn more about erectile dysfunction and what you can do to combat it. Erectile dysfunction and a sex life that’s anything less than amazing are things you don’t have to just live with. The biostation is here to help men of all age groups enjoy a more fulfilling sex life.