Erectile Dysfunction

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Erectile dysfunction may be difficult to talk about, but the condition can be treated. Solomon Behar, MD, at Functional Health Center in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, is a certified success provider of GAINSWave™ regenerative medicine, a revolutionary treatment for erectile dysfunction. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool today.

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Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that causes impotency or makes it difficult to have or maintain an erection for sexual activity. Your sex drive may be nonexistent or low, as well.

It’s normal to experience occasional symptoms of erectile dysfunction, but if it’s chronic, it can impact your relationship with your partner. It can also affect your self-confidence and lead to stress.

Erectile dysfunction symptoms increase around the age of 50.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can stem from many different health issues. Causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Hyperextension
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Pornography addiction
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Prescription medications
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Abdominal or prostate surgery
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Declining testosterone
  • Diabetes

No matter what’s causing your ED, the team at Functional Health Center can provide treatment to help you feel like yourself again.

How is erectile dysfunction treated?

The team at Functional Health Center includes certified success providers of GAINSWave regenerative medicine, which helps with erectile dysfunction and is becoming one of the leading treatments for ED.

Studies show an 80% response rate in men treated with this therapy, which increases sexual enhancement. It’s painless and doesn’t require anesthesia. It’s also used to treat Peyronie’s disease, which is related to erectile dysfunction.

The team at Functional Health Center also provides platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, which use your own blood to heal your body naturally. It can help with ED by rejuvenating the tissues in your sexual organs.

If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction, sit down with the team at Functional Health Center for a consultation to find out the best treatment for you. They treat this topic with sensitivity and have genuine intent to help restore your vitality.

How does GAINSWave treat erectile dysfunction?

When you have plaque buildup in your blood vessels, blood flow is restricted. GAINSWave works by using low-intensity acoustic pulse waves to break up microplaque that’s accumulated in the vessels that supply blood to the penis. 

Once the plaque is dispersed, your blood can flow and restore functionality to the penis so you can have a healthy erection.

In addition, pulse waves can increase the release of nitric oxide, which can help produce new blood vessels. This process is called neovascularization.

If you’d like to experience GAINSWave, consult with your provider to see if it’s right for you.

If you’re experiencing erectile dysfunction, call Functional Health Center or book an appointment online today.