For men experiencing erectile dysfunction, life can seem pretty dissatisfying. Confidence, mood, and relationships can suffer. Luckily, there are many options for treatment, ranging from minimally invasive to more permanent.
As the field of research and pharmacology continues to develop to treat erectile dysfunction, more so-called erectile dysfunction clinics are popping up. But are they all trustworthy? And more importantly, can they really help? Read on to learn more about erectile dysfunction and which clinics can really bring relief.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition affecting more than 30 million men in the U.S. alone. In fact, more than half of men (52%) will experience some form of ED. The condition is defined rather simply as the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex.
ED can be rooted in both physical and emotional health issues. For example, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity are all physical concerns that can cause erectile dysfunction.
Alternatively, mood disorders like depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns can interfere with sexual performance. Lastly, lifestyle can also impact ED, such as smoking, drinking, workplace stress, and relationship issues.
Because the underlying causes can be so unique, it’s important to work with an experienced provider to get to the root of your concerns and find the best treatment available.
What Treatments Are Available for ED?
Speaking of treatments… What options are there? There are actually a variety of treatments available for ED. While some primary care physicians, urologists, and even endocrinologists can help treat ED, most treatments are typically found at Erectile Dysfunction Clinics.
These are health clinics specifically focused on treating male sexual health issues. Such clinics can typically address a range of male sexual health concerns, including ED, low testosterone, and penis size.
The most popular first-line therapy recommended for erectile dysfunction is prescription medication. This includes well-known drugs such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Stendra.
These oral medications reverse erectile dysfunction by enhancing the effects of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is a natural chemical your body produces that relaxes muscles in the penis. This relaxed response increases blood flow and allows you to get an erection in response to sexual stimulation.
Oral medications are rather effective, but there is some timing to using them. For example, Viagra and Levitra take about 30 minutes to work, and the effects can last for about 4 hours. However, if you use Cialis, you should take it at least 2 hours before you plan to have sex, and the effects may last for up to 36 hours.
Certain lifestyle changes can also greatly improve symptoms of ED. These changes include:
- Reducing drug and alcohol use
- Quitting smoking
- Losing weight
- Increasing exercise
- Working through relationship issues
- Reducing stress
Beyond lifestyle and medications, there are other treatments available, especially at men’s health clinics. These alternatives include:
- Penile implants – the closest option to an actual “cure,” this does involve a short surgical procedure.
- Vacuum devices – VEDs or “penis pumps” work by manually pulling blood into your penis using suction.
- TRT – Testosterone replacement therapy has a host of benefits, including improving libido and erections.
- Penile injections – this can include hormone or medication injections or PRP therapy.
What is the P-Shot?
One popular new treatment uses man’s own platelet-rich plasma to enhance blood flow to aid in stronger and spontaneous erections. This P-shot injection, shortened from “Priapus Shot,” can have long-lasting effects for up to two years!
One reason so many men are turning to the P-shot is that, unlike other injections or medications that require a chemical component, P-Shots are natural. When you visit Limitless for a P-Shot in our Gilbert, AZ clinic, our team of experts will use your body’s plasma to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels in the penile region.
The high concentration of platelets in PRP treatments activates stem cells and stimulates cellular repair and regeneration. Additionally, collagen production and the formation of new blood vessels further aid in tissue repair and growth, which can even enhance size.
Is Penis Enlargement Part of ED Treatment?
As we noted, Some men experience up to 1.3 inches of length and 1.1 inches of girth after receiving a P-shot injection. So while this is often a pleasant side effect, it’s not guaranteed.
However, if you are interested in proceeding with penile augmentation, there are options. At Limitless TRT & Aesthetics, our providers specialize in procedures that provide penile girth enlargement, penile glans (head of the penis) enlargement, and scrotal enhancement.
As Loria-Trained providers, our team brings national expertise to a local setting. Our providers carefully assess each case individually and methodically to ensure the safest, most successful treatment plan.
We understand that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution when the focus is on results. Thus, all of our individualized penis enlargement procedures are non-surgical, highly effective, safe, and permanent.
Finding the Right ED Clinic
Limitless TRT & Aesthetics is an ED and men’s health clinic dedicated to improving men’s health. Our highly-trained and experienced staff understands the sensitive nature of these health issues, and we provide excellent customer service.
We were founded by medical professionals with more than 15 years of experience in the men’s health field. Finding the right ED clinic can make a huge difference in your results, which is why we are proud to offer a spectrum of services to enhance the lives of our patients. Get in touch with our team to schedule a consultation today!