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How your doctor in Houston, TX, can treat erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that can nevertheless be embarrassing and difficult to talk about or seek treatment for. However, the good news is that your doctor can effectively treat this disconcerting condition! Dr. Patrick McNamara at The Skin Renewal Center in Houston, TX, offers effective treatment solutions for erectile dysfunction and other medical issues—read on to learn more!
More about ED
So, what is erectile dysfunction? Officially, it is the difficulty or inability to get or keep an erection, and it’s more common than you may think. In fact, according to the Boston University School of Medicine, 10% of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have severe or complete erectile dysfunction, and 25% of men in this age group have moderate or intermittent erectile difficulties.
You are at greater risk of erectile dysfunction if you are over 50 years old, smoke, suffer from heart disease, are overweight, or have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or excessive stress.
You can help lessen erectile dysfunction problems if you:
- Stop smoking
- Lose excessive weight
- Begin a regular exercise program
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Seek counseling if you have relationship issues
Your doctor can help treat any underlying causes such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol in order to combat your erectile dysfunction. At The Skin Renewal Center, erectile dysfunction treatment includes BTL Cellutone, which increases blood flow to the penis using pulsed acoustical waves. Additional erectile dysfunction treatment options include:
- Testosterone replacement therapy
- Prescription medications including Viagra or Cialis
- Penile implants or pumps
- Counseling for stress, anxiety, or depression
Erectile dysfunction can affect your life in many ways: it can lessen your self-esteem and self-confidence, cause anxiety and stress, and affect your relationship. Fortunately, your doctor can help you feel and function better, and it all starts with a phone call. Pick up your phone and call Dr. Patrick McNamara's Houston office at (713) 533-0800 today!
One innovative therapy uses low-intensity shockwaves to provide long-term relief of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) symptoms. Dr. Patrick McNamara of The Skin Renewal Center offers BTL Cellutone treatment for ED in his Montrose, Houston, TX, office.
Aren't I too young for ED?
Although your chance of developing ED increases as you age, it's not uncommon to experience trouble achieving or maintaining erections as early as your 30s or 40s. About 30 million men in the U.S. are affected by ED. Despite the fact that the condition is fairly common, many men feel uncomfortable talking about sexual problems. As a result, they may not seek treatment that could help them overcome their erection difficulties.
ED doesn't just affect your ability to have sex, but can also lower your self-esteem. In a society that regards sexual activity as an essential aspect of masculinity, it's difficult not to feel inadequate if you develop ED. Those feelings can affect your personal relationships and lead to feelings of anxiety and depression.
What can I do about ED?
Erections occur when blood engorges your penis during sexual arousal. If blood can't flow freely through your penis, your erection won't be as firm, or you may not be able to achieve an erection at all. Prescription medications increase blood flow to the penis but only offer temporary relief of ED issues.
BTL Cellutone therapy treats blood flow issues within the penis that can cause erectile problems. Your Montrose, Houston doctor uses the BTL Cellutone device to send low-intensity acoustic pulse waves into your penis. The pulse waves break up micro-plaques which clog blood vessels. In addition, the pulse waves promote production of nitric acid. Nitric acid increases blood circulation and also stimulates new blood vessels to form in your penis.
The painless treatment improves blood flow problems without prescription medications or invasive surgery.
Are you interested in learning if BTL Cellutone therapy is a good choice for you? Call Dr. Patrick McNamara of The Skin Renewal Center in Montrose, Houston, TX, at (713) 533-0800 to schedule an appointment.