Erectile dysfunction is a rather common issue affecting over 50% of men. Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to get or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. It is sometimes referred to as impotence – which is a broader term defined as the inability to orgasm or ejaculate and can be related to inappropriate sexual desire. If ongoing, erectile dysfunction can lead to a significant amount of stress and lack of confidence.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction may be the first sign of an underlying health condition. Pure erectile dysfunction is a physical ailment due to damaged vessels, nerves, smooth muscle and/or fibrous tissue within the penis. It is commonly caused by factors such as smoking and alcoholism – and is associated with other health conditions such as low testosterone, diabetes, atherosclerosis, kidney disease and neurological disorders.
In the conventional world, the most common two forms of treatment are the use of vasodilators and testosterone replacement. While vasodilators – such as Viagra, Levitra and Cialis work – it is only a transient response and these medications never address the underlying pathology. Testosterone therapy also is an effective form of treatment for those who are deficient; however, testosterone therapy also comes with a number of potential side effects. Finally, injectables or intraurethral suppositories are used by some, but this method requires careful planning as these are typically administered at a clinic and only last for 1-2 hours.
At True You Medical, we see erectile dysfunction as more than a ailment of sexual intercourse. Our goal is to get you back to having a healthy sex life, as well as a healthy life – period.
- We want to know WHY, so we can TREAT THE CAUSE: We run advanced labs to understand the details of your cardiovascular health, blood sugar control and hormone balance. Once we identify the root issues, we address your health as a whole.
- We want to MINIMIZE the risk of SIDE EFFECTS: Instead being quick to prescribe a drug, we identify and remove the contributing lifestyle factors, make recommendations for exercise and diet, and utilize natural herbs and nutrients – which work to optimize your erection and overall health. Finally, if we see that testosterone therapy is indicated, we prescribed in the dose and with the necessary supportive measures to ensure the lowest risk for adverse side effects such as enlarged breasts or hair loss.
- Our methods are for the LONGEVITY of your erection: We specialize in regenerative therapies. If indicated, injections of your own growth factors from your blood and/or mesenchymal stem cells can restore and regenerate damaged penile tissue to a healthy youthful state.