Erectile dysfunction (ED) may happen only to men, but its repercussions extend to your intimate relationships. As a man, your sexual performance and the inability to achieve and sustain an erection can affect you not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally.
ED is therefore a sexual health condition that requires medical intervention. Understandably, men are reluctant to talk about their own erectile dysfunction to anyone, even a doctor.
However, the first step toward successful treatment of ED is getting an accurate clinical diagnosis so the precise cause can be addressed. The evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment can all be conducted and provided by Dr. Victor Erlich at Affirm Clinic.
How Is Erectile Dysfunction Treated?
It is important to know the root cause of your ED before the doctor can recommend a treatment that works for you. Most of the time, ED is caused by poor penile blood circulation, which can be helped by one or more of the following treatments:
No matter what the reason is for your ED diagnosis, every treatment plan for ED will include making lifestyle changes. These will include:
- Quitting smoking
- Reducing alcohol consumption
- Losing weight or achieving an ideal weight
- Eating a healthy diet low in sugar, salt, and saturated fats
Facilitating Proper Blood Flow
In addition to having a healthy lifestyle, the most effective treatment for ED includes noninvasive therapies. Here at Affirm Clinic, we will determine the cause of your ED using a penile ultrasound. This diagnostic tool helps us measure blood flow to your penis, and this technology will let us know if it is a vascular problem or not.
If it is, in fact, an obstruction of blood flow, we have the most effective treatment that promises satisfying and long-term results. That treatment is shockwave therapy.
Low-Intensity Focused Shockwave Therapy
Dr. Erlich at Affirm Clinic offers his patients the latest in noninvasive technology to treat ED. With focused shockwave therapy, we can activate your body’s natural healing abilities. It offers great benefits to your cardiovascular system, such as:
- Activation of growth factors and enhanced tissue repair
- Improvement of blood flow
- Reduction of plaque formation in blood vessels
- Support of healthy nerves
This procedure is virtually painless and involves no needles or stitches. It only involves low-intensity acoustic signals to the penile tissue.
To reinforce its efficacy, a study on the effect of low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave treatment for erectile dysfunction in men showed a significant improvement in their erections – particularly those with moderate to severe ED.
Advanced ED Treatment in Edmonds, WA
Here at Affirm Clinic, we believe that common treatments for ED such as medication are temporary fixes and not long-term solutions, so they tend to create a cycle of dependence in patients without solving the underlying problem. For our patients, we aim for long-term solutions that do not require taking a pill or an injectable when anticipating sexual activity.
If you are suffering the embarrassing symptoms of erectile dysfunction, Dr. Erlich will conduct a thorough review of your health history and symptoms, and determine which ED treatment should work for you. In our clinic, we give you personalized, confidential, and discreet medical attention.
To schedule a consultation, call Affirm Clinic today at (206) 231-6000 or request an appointment now via our online form. We look forward to helping you feel great about yourself.