According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 30 million men in the United States have erectile dysfunction (ED). That is to say, 1 percent of men in their 40s, 17 percent of men in their 60s, and nearly 50 percent of men in their 70s experience some degree of difficulty in achieving and maintaining an erection.
If you’re a statistic, you could greatly benefit from the expertise of an ED doctor. Here’s how an ED doctor can help you reverse your condition.
Determining the Cause of Your ED
To pinpoint the cause of your ED, your ED doctor will do a physical exam, review your symptoms, medical history, and current health status, and order/perform specific tests. These include:
- A penile ultrasound-This test involves running a transducer (a handheld that generates ultrasound energy) over the blood vessels that supply your penis. This test allows your doctor to detect blood flow problems and other potential causes of your ED.
- Psychological exam- Your ED doctor may also ask you specific questions to screen for depression and other possible psychological causes of erectile dysfunction.
Once a diagnosis is confirmed, they will then devise a suitable treatment plan for you.
Noninvasive Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction
If your ED doctor takes a holistic approach to addressing ED, they will likely use any or a combination of the following treatment methods:
Nitric Oxide Supplements
Nitric oxide is a powerful compound produced by the human body. The compound is responsible for improving circulation, especially in areas that matter most to men.
Studies show that nitric oxide plays a crucial role in erectile function: nitric oxide deficiency is a contributing factor in ED and vascular problems in men.
Nitric oxide works by dilating the blood vessels and relaxing muscles in the penis. Enhanced blood flow to the penis allows its chambers to fill with blood, thereby making the penis erect.
GAINSWave™ therapy is a non-invasive, guaranteed safe, in-office treatment method that utilizes low-intensity shock waves to address erectile dysfunction. GAINSWave™ therapy is the only treatment approach that tackles erectile dysfunction at its root. It works by eliminating micro-plaque formation, releasing growth factors in the tissue to stimulate the production of new blood vessels, and increasing blood flow to the penis. This results in harder and more sustainable erections.
ED Doctor in Edmonds and Seattle, WA
Don’t let erectile dysfunction steal the joys of your manhood—forget Viagra and other options that only provide temporary relief. Visit us at Affirm Clinic for an evaluation with one of our highly qualified ED doctors. We have helped scores of men in Edmonds, Seattle, and the surrounding areas restore their virility using nitrous oxide supplements and GAINSWave™. Let us help you, too!
To schedule a consultation, give us a call at (206) 231-6000. You may also request an appointment online.