Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Erectile Dysfunction & Peyronie’s Disease
There are a variety of treatments for ED including hormone replacement and shockwave treatments. Your treatment type depends on the severity of your condition, as well as the specific cause. The first step of treatment at Gentle Giant Care, LLC of Atlanta, GA is determining if an underlying condition is to blame. This is done through a physical exam.
If an underlying condition isn’t to blame, treatment for ED is often based on medications like sildenafil or tadalafil, which increase blood flow and help relax muscles in the penis, allowing you to achieve an erection.
What are the Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction?
In many cases, erectile dysfunction may be a sign of an underlying issue, especially problems with your heart, metabolism, or vascular system.
Some of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction include:
Psychological conditions can also play a big role in causing erectile dysfunction. Some of the most common psychological factors include depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. Stress may also be a factor, as well as relationship problems.
Peyronie’s disease is a buildup of scar tissue, also known as plaque, in the penis. It causes curved, painful erections. When left untreated, it can cause sexual dysfunction and significant changes to the appearance of the penis.
A curved erection isn’t necessarily a sign of Peyronie’s disease. If you’ve had a curved erection for a long time, there’s a good chance that’s simply the natural shape of your penis. However, if you’ve noticed any troubling changes to the appearance of your penis, or are experiencing pain, with or without an erection, schedule an appointment at Gentle Giant Care LLC right away.
In addition to bent or curved erections, Peyronie’s disease may cause your penis to shorten or narrow. You may also notice hard lumps on at least one side of your penis.
Peyronie’s disease is a common cause of erectile dysfunction. You may be unable to achieve or maintain an erection. Additionally, if the curve is severe enough, you may find it difficult or impossible to have sex.
The symptoms of Peyronie’s disease can be mild, moderate, or severe. Depending on your situation, you may develop it suddenly or gradually. Often, the pain decreases over time, but the condition may still cause a permanent curve even after other symptoms improve.
The exact cause of Peyronie’s disease is unknown. In some cases, men develop it following an injury to the penis, which results in the development of scar tissue.
Often, people with Peyronie’s disease can’t trace it a specific incident. You may develop it gradually. This might be the result of repeated forceful activity over time, which causes many tiny injuries and eventually causes scar tissue to develop.
Peyronie’s disease may be hereditary. It’s more common among people with a family history. Certain conditions, including autoimmune and connective tissue disorders, are also connected to Peyronie’s disease.
Some mild cases of Peyronie’s disease go away on their own without causing any lasting changes. Still, it’s best to have the team at Gentle Giant Care LLC evaluate your condition and inform you of your treatment options. If you have experienced some type of accident causing the Peyronie’s disease, it is advised to receive treatment as soon as possible to avoid the scar from building to an even larger size thus causing a more dramatic curve or deformity of the penis.
Whether you have a mild or severe case of Peyronie’s disease, your doctor may recommend focused shockwave therapy. The therapy is used to break down the scar tissue causing the curvature or constriction of blood flow in the penis.
After treatment, your body will grow new soft tissue where the hardened scar tissue once existed. As an outcome, your penis will naturally expand or straighten back to its original state before the onset of Peyronie’s disease.
To schedule an appointment at Gentle Giant Care LLC, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
You may be surprised to hear that many men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are choosing sexual enhancement treatments at Gentle Giant Care LLC. However, these services aren’t just for men with erectile and sexual dysfunction. Sexual enhancement can also make what’s already great even better, which includes stronger erections.
It’s important to distinguish the sexual enhancement services available at Gentle Giant Care LLC from the various supplements, pills, injections, and pumps on the market. These so-called “male enhancement” products make promises they can’t keep and can be not just ineffective, but unsafe.
The team at Gentle Giant Care LLC provides medically proven, safe, and effective treatments to enhance your sexual performance. The practice is a leader in providing focused shockwave therapy, one of the most cutting-edge techniques available to optimize your sexual ability. This treatment is a sustainable, long-term approach.
Focused shockwave therapy addresses blood flow, the most important factor to achieving firm, rigid, and sustainable erections. The treatment naturally increases your blood flow by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels in your penis. That means there are more pathways for blood to enter your penis when you’re aroused, so even if your erections are already strong, they can be even stronger.
Focused shockwave therapy can increase your experience of sex in more ways than one. Patients report consistently enjoying stronger, firmer erections. The treatment can also enhance your endurance and pleasure. It’s also common for patients who undergo shockwave therapy to achieve an erection and reach orgasm multiple times in one sexual encounter, within a short period of time.
The Intracavernous injection is a quick, usually painless, nonsurgical procedure that begins by numbing the penis. While the penis is numbing, the patients blood is drawn and spun down to create what’s called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). After the PRP is collected, it is injected into the shaft, and the head of the penis. This procedure is sued to enhance and create new blood vessels in the penis. The full result can be seen up to 2-3 months though immediate results are also present. Some patients may or may not need another injection. The degree of dysfunction is different in everyone.
Though oral medication can be an appropriate, effective treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), the team at Gentle Giant Care LLC discourages using these medications to enhance your sexual performance if you don’t have ED. While medications such as sildenafil (Viagra®) and tadalafil (Cialis®) may seem like a simple solution, they can cause unexpected and serious complications.
If you take erectile dysfunction medication recreationally, it can interact dangerously with other substances. Ironically, doing so can also cause a decline in your sexual performance. You may become psychologically dependent on the medication and find you can’t confidently achieve an erection without taking a pill first, leading to performance anxiety, a common cause of ED.
In general, shockwave therapy uses shockwaves which are single pulses of energy that travel faster than the speed of sound to stimulate blood flow to the affected area. These shockwaves create new blood vessels, through a process called neovascularization. This process is used to treat conditions like:
Blood flow is vital for achieving and maintaining an erection. When healthy, arteries near your penis open wider when you’re sexually aroused, but when you struggle with erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence, they may not be able to widen correctly.
Over the last decade, using low-frequency shockwaves has been shown to be effective in treating erectile dysfunction and stimulating blood flow to the penis.
Shockwave therapy has been helping men around the world treat erectile dysfunction for over 10 years, but the long-term upside it offers makes it unique among the traditional treatment options. While oral medication, P Shot therapy, or vacuum devices can be helpful in treating ED, they also work on an as-needed basis and only provide the desired effect for one sexual encounter. These treatments do nothing to address the root issue and won’t make it any easier to achieve an erection in the future.
Shockwave therapy directly targets the mechanism that allows you to attain an erection and makes it easier for you to achieve one on your own over time. It’s also a noninvasive and pain-free treatment option that can fit into any schedule.
PRP Treatment for ED
There a non-pharmaceutical way to treat erectile dysfunction!!! This treatment can rejuvenate your sex life and marriage.
Do you suffer with:
Decreased sensation (and pleasure)
Inability to achieve firmness during intercourse
Difficulty maintaining firmness until your partner is satisfied
Decrease in size (often seen with normal aging)
Pain during intercourse (Peyronie’s disease)
Relationship problems caused by decrease in sexual function
Non-surgical, drug free
Enjoy sexual intercourse on the day of the procedure
Larger girth and length
Almost instantaneous results
Fast and relatively painless procedure
Better and healthier sex life
Improved sexual relationship with partner.
Shockwave therapy is administered by your provider at Gentle Giant Care LLC, and the appointments are generally quick and easy, usually lasting between 25-30 minutes. Men don’t typically find the process painful at all and don’t need anesthesia or any type of numbing cream, and they often only report feeling a slight tingling sensation during the procedure.
When you visit Gentle Giant Care LLC for shockwave therapy, you’ll be asked to disrobe and sit on the exam table. The shockwave handpiece is slid along the shaft of the penis and crura. We use a sonic gel to transmit the painless shockwave energy.
Men on or off of hormone replacement, those with diabetes, young or old. The procedure can lead to lowering of erectile dysfunction meds, some may even discontinue them completely.
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