What Happens if Erectile Dysfunction Is Left Untreated?

Erectile dysfunction could be a symptom of a more serious underlying condition, and failing to seek treatment could cause greater damage to your health. Living with erectile dysfunction is unnecessary, especially considering that there are options that are readily available to treat the condition

If you are experiencing problems getting an erection, maintaining an erection, or both, a medical professional can help.

Diagnosing the Cause of Your ED

Whether you have only recently been experiencing symptoms that you think may qualify as erectile dysfunction or ED has been an ongoing problem, it is important that you have a medical professional examine you, since it may be a sign of a more serious, undiagnosed health issue.

Some of the possible underlying causes of erectile dysfunction include:

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

These are only a few of the possible causes of erectile dysfunction. Once a doctor has ruled out more serious conditions, you can seek treatment to address your ED.

Male Enhancement Pills Are Not the Answer

You may have considered turning to Viagra® or another male enhancement pill to cure your ED. Male enhancement pills, however, are often contain hidden ingredients, and even the safest of male enhancement pills can have side effects that may include:

  • Back pain
  • Indigestion
  • Headaches
  • A blue tinge to your vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision

More advanced treatments without side effects are now available to treat erectile dysfunction.

GAINSWave® and the P-Shot® May Be Your Path to Better Erections

Men who are searching for options to treat ED, should consider the following:

  • The Priapus® shot, or P-Shot®
  • GAINSWave® Therapy, a form of shockwave therapy

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

The Priapus® shot, or P-Shot®, is a therapy completed by injecting platelet-rich plasma into various parts of your penis.

With the establishment of its efficacy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are now helping men experience fuller, longer-lasting erections.

Numerous studies support the effectiveness of using platelet-rich plasma and stem cells more broadly as a treatment for erectile dysfunction.

One study entailed the injection of platelet-rich plasma into the penises of patients with erectile dysfunction. Those injected experienced significant recovery of erectile function.

A second study found that patients who were injected with growth (stem) cells from bone marrow achieved improvements in erectile function. Both of these studies notably concluded that the use of PRP and stem cells in treating erectile dysfunction resulted in no significant side effects (unlike male enhancement pills).

GAINSWave® Therapy: Another Option for Treating ED

Shockwave therapy occurs when sound waves pass steadily through the tissue in your penis. The goal of this is to clear out existing blood vessels of plaque, improve blood flow to the penis for better erections, and create new blood vessels for a sustained improvement in performance. This treatment aims at the causes of ED, not just the symptoms. Two additional benefits of shockwave therapy are that the procedure is:

  • Non-invasive
  • Has few to no known side effects

GAINSWave® therapy is a form of high-intensity, extracorporeal shockwave therapy that could prove effective in treating the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. This type of therapy may also stimulate blood flow to your penis and grow new blood vessels, helping you attain stronger, longer-lasting erections.

Furthermore, according to the Cleveland Clinic, this type of therapy promotes blood flow in the penis and stem cell growth, ultimately leading to an “improvement in the ability to get erections.”

Contact a Local GAINSWave® Provider Today

GAINSWave® therapy and the P-Shot may help treat your erectile dysfunction. For more information, contact your local GAINSWave® provider today.

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