A: Erectile dysfunction, commonly referred to as ED, is the inability to achieve and sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.
A: Frustrations like this are understandable. To understand why this occurs, it is helpful to know how erections happen. The mechanism of an erection is complex. However, simply put, an erection begins in the brain. Sexual thoughts and stimuli send a signal down through the nervous system to the penis, which causes a series of chemicals in the penis to be released. These chemicals trigger sponge-like tissue in the penis to become filled with blood, causing an erection. The condition of ED results from one or more problems in this process.
A: Yes, while episodes of ED are common in younger men, it is much more frequently found in older men. Most men experience this at some point in their lives, usually by age 40. According to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, about 40% of men experience some degree of ED at age 40 compared with 70% of men at age 70. And the percentage of complete ED increases from 5% to 15% as age increases from 40 to 70 years.
A: When you have ED, your sexual relationships often worsen because your partner mistakenly believes that the problem has something to do with them. The result is often a "snowball" effect that can cause even greater stress and anxiety, and weaker erections. Your partner may think "I don't want to pressure him" and may become hesitant, avoiding intimacy or playfulness. In the downward spiral, your partner may also worry about not being attractive, and may even wonder "is there someone else?" Of course, your partner's withdrawing only makes matters worse. All types of sexual interaction may eventually stop because often men with ED acquire low self-esteem and are generally embarrassed to discuss with their partners and doctors further worsening the situation.
A: No. ED doesn't have to be a part of getting older. While it is true that older men may need more stimulation (such as stroking and touching) to achieve an erection, they should still be able to get an erection and enjoy sex.
A: Most of the men would have experienced ED at some point of time in their life. However, you can take a self-assessment test to determine whether you need help. Please click on this link to fill the questionnaire.
A: Yes, they both do. Smoking causes damage to blood vessels and this slows blood flow to the penis. Alcohol slows down your central nervous system and can make it more difficult for you to get an erection.
A: By reducing your risk factors for heart disease, such as getting to or maintaining a desirable weight, eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, drinking less or no alcohol, keeping your cholesterol and blood pressure at goal, and getting more physical activity, you will also be reducing your risk factors for ED .
A: There are many different ways ED can be treated, including oral medications, penile injections, surgery and the revolutionary therapy - LSWT. Please click here for details.
A: LSWT is a scientifically proven solution for ED which improves blood flow in the penis and cures erectile dysfunction enabling the patient to achieve and maintain dependable erection. Its main advantage is the ability to permanently improve and potentially cure erectile dysfunction / impotence.
A: It is specifically designed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and involves low-density shockwaves (similar to ultrasound waves). The shockwaves created are focused onto the treatment area stimulating the treated tissues to grow new blood vessels.
During this procedure, shock-wave treatment is administered in an outpatient setting – in short spurts – often lasting about 20 minutes at a time. The treatment isn't painful, so no sedation is required and men can return to their normal activities immediately following the procedure. Click here to watch a demo.
A: LSWT does not involve use of any medication and has no side-effect or stress to other organs or healthy tissue. It is a non-invasive painless procedure and requires no sedation or anaesthesia. The treatment is well-researched and is painless with a noticeable improvement in erections after a few sessions with promising results.
A: LSWT provides cure rather than temporary relief. It restores the blood-flow into the penis and thus improves the quality of erection. The treatment is well-researched and is painless with a noticeable improvement in erections after a few sessions with promising results.
A: You can expect one or more of the following results:
→ Erectile Dysfunction may be totally cured
→ Erections may improve in terms of grading from lower grade to higher grade
→ May significantly delay worsening of the erection
→ Medication dosage required for ED may decrease or may be totally stopped