Research shows that almost a quarter of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) experience high levels of depression and anxiety. That’s significant considering that about one in every five men suffers from ED.
ED, when it becomes persistent, can have far-reaching psychological effects and can cause significant quality-of-life issues, as it can undercut a man’s confidence in their virility, leave them with a disheartening sense of inadequacy, and gnaw away at their intimate relationship.
Let’s delve into the connection between ED and depression and learn about the safe and sustainable way to reverse impotence.
ED’s Vicious Psychological Cycle
Aside from causing performance anxiety, erectile dysfunction can also trigger anticipation of failure, which may either pressure a man to perform— further exacerbating problems of arousal and sexual stamina— or cause a man to avoid sex altogether. The lack of intimacy that can stem from such anticipation can have damaging effects on a man’s relationship with his partner.
To make matters worse, conflicting emotions of confusion, shame, fear, and anger can make a man reluctant to acknowledge and discuss their problem, let alone take action to treat it. This can ultimately result in a deep-seated depression.
Safe and Highly Effective for Erectile Dysfunction
If you’re struggling with impotence, know that there is hope—you don’t have to live with it and the depression it can bring on.
The first step toward effectively managing the condition is to consult a doctor, specifically one who specializes in focused, nonsurgical treatments for ED and other male health disorders.
First, we work to pinpoint the underlying cause of your erectile dysfunction and using penile ultrasound, we measure blood flow in and around the blood vessels of your penis. Next, we use focused shockwave pulses to activate your body’s healing response. This non-surgical treatment option helps reduce plaque in restricted blood vessels as well as stimulates nerve regeneration and new blood vessel growth, thus improving penile blood flow.
Shockwave therapy is a virtually painless and very quick procedure, lasting not more than half-hour. Numerous clinical trials for this advanced and FDA-approved therapy have demonstrated its efficacy.
Why put up with erectile dysfunction and all the stress it can bring on when you can turn to us for an effective solution? To find out if you are a candidate for shockwave therapy, contact our friendly staff today at (206) 231-6000 to arrange a private consultation with our doctor. You may also request one online, and we will gladly contact you.