Does Erectile Dysfunction Affect Relationships?

According to an article published in the Asian Journal of Andrology, one of the effects of Peyronie’s disease includes difficulty maintaining romantic relationships. If you have dealt with or are dealing with erectile dysfunction (ED) yourself, then you likely know that poor sexual health can impact the health of a romantic relationship.

Fortunately, there are treatment options for erectile dysfunction and other conditions that affect relationships and sexual health, such as Peyronie’s disease.

A Doctor Can Diagnose the Cause of Your ED

If you are having difficulty achieving or maintaining erections, then you may have erectile dysfunction. It is possible that these issues with your sexual health are an indication of a more serious underlying health condition, so it is important that you seek consultation from your doctor regarding your ED.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says that some possible underlying causes of your erectile dysfunction may include:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Various diseases of the heart or blood vessels
  • Kidney disease

Any treatment that you undergo for your erectile dysfunction should be safe, and you can only assure safety if you have an idea of what is causing your ED. Once you and your doctor pinpoint the likely cause of your erectile dysfunction, you can decide on a treatment for both the underlying condition and a plan to improve your sexual performance.

Male Enhancement Pills Come With Serious Side Effects

Before settling on a treatment course for your erectile dysfunction, it is important that you have a full picture of those options. While male enhancement pills may be effective in helping you achieve an erection, this is not the entire story. Many male enhancement pills have ingredients with deleterious side effects. According to the Mayo Clinic, male enhancement pills may lead to the following side effects:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Back pain
  • Indigestion
  • Headaches
  • Cyanopsia, or a blue tinge to your vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision

Healthline adds that, over time, more serious side effects of taking male enhancement pills may emerge, including:

  • Priapism (erections that last longer than 4 hours)
  • Sudden changes in hearing
  • Vision loss

Fortunately, male enhancement pills are not your only option for improving your sexual performance.

GAINSWave® Therapy and the P-Shot® Are Two Options for Combating ED

Erectile dysfunction and similar conditions that affect sexual performance, such as Peyronie’s disease, can stand in the way of your romantic life and happiness. Those who want to fight their ED should consider two relatively new treatments for improving sexual health. They are:

  • The Priapus Shot, or P-Shot®
  • GAINSWave® therapy, a form of soundwave therapy

Here’s is a bit more about these treatments and how they could benefit you.

The P-Shot® Uses Stem Cells to Improve Your Erections

The Priapus Shot is commonly known as the P-Shot®, and it is a treatment that entails injecting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into your penis to stimulate blood flow and tissue growth. It is a non-surgical treatment that has little to no known side effects.

Studies Support the Effectiveness of the P-Shot®

The platelet-rich plasma injections that are the basis of P-Shot® treatment have backing in the form of various studies that show the treatment’s effectiveness in treating ED. In one study shown in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, patients injected with PRP shots, as those given in the P-Shot® treatment, experienced significant recovery of erectile function despite previously having suffered from significant erectile dysfunction.

The P-Shot® is a form of stem cell therapy, which is also supported as a treatment for erectile dysfunction by various studies. One of those studies in European Urology Focus found that patients injected with growth (stem) cells achieved improvements in erectile function.

Neither of these studies produced significant side effects, which is a stark contrast from the list of possible side effects from taking male enhancement pills.

Soundwave Therapy Is Another Option for Treating ED

Soundwave therapy is another form of treatment. The GAINSWave® therapy utilizes high-frequency, low-intensity soundwaves to improve blood flow to the penis, remove micro-plaque, and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels. This specific form of soundwave therapy is:

  • Non-invasive
  • Only 20-30 minutes
  • A long-lasting boost in your sexual health

Call Today to Discuss These Treatment Options

Professionals can administer the GAINSWave® therapy and the P-Shot® in a safe, sterile environment in less than an hour. Staff can answer any questions or concerns that you have before you come into the office. Contact your local GAINSwave® provider today to discuss the next steps towards better erections.

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