While men of any age can struggle with erectile dysfunction, common medications aren’t always effective. Many men find that they don’t provide the desired results, are difficult to take correctly, can inhibit spontaneity, and can come with certain side effects.
At Regain Functional Medicine + Aesthetics in Kansas City, KS, we recognize these challenges and are committed to a tailored approach to treating erectile dysfunction. By understanding every man’s unique experience, we can use a range of effective treatments to help you achieve sexual health.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is a medical condition characterized by consistent difficulties in achieving or sustaining an erection sufficient for sexual activity. It’s often manifested through several erectile dysfunction symptoms, which can include decreased libido, challenges in obtaining an erection, or difficulty maintaining it during intercourse. Occasional inability to achieve an erection happens to every man, but its occurrence on a regular basis indicates a need for medical intervention.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction causes can stem from both psychological and physical sources. Physical causes can include heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and hormonal imbalances. Certain medications, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol can also lead to erectile dysfunction.
Stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems can also be common erectile dysfunction causes. It is not unusual for there to be a combination of different factors or for one cause to exacerbate another.
How Can Erectile Dysfunction Be Treated?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
For men whose erectile dysfunction is caused by imbalanced testosterone levels, we can help with our testosterone replacement therapy. This treatment involves administering bioidentical hormones through injections, which is our most common method, or via pellets that are inserted into the subcutaneous fat layer. Pellets can provide consistent amounts of testosterone for several months while injections need to be given weekly.
The P-Shot, or Priapus Shot, provides a natural, non-pharmaceutical solution for erectile dysfunction. It utilizes platelet-rich plasma extracted from the patient’s blood to stimulate healing and regeneration. Once injected into specific areas of the penis, the P-Shot promotes new tissue growth, enhancing both the function and the appearance of the penis. As a result, patients can experience improved erections, increased sensation, and heightened sexual satisfaction.
BoCox is Botox for erectile dysfunction. It involves injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin into the penis, relaxing the smooth muscles within its blood vessels. This temporary relaxation can allow for increased blood flow and improved erectile function.
For some, prescription medication like Cialis can prove to be a valuable tool in managing erectile dysfunction. Cialis works by enhancing the effects of nitric oxide, a chemical the body naturally releases during sexual arousal. This increased nitric oxide relaxes smooth muscles in the penis, improving blood flow and making achieving an erection easier. Cialis is often appreciated for its prolonged window of effectiveness, allowing for more spontaneous sexual activity.
For those who haven’t found success with traditional treatments, Trimix injections can be an excellent alternative treatment for erectile dysfunction. This injectable medication combines three drugs: prostaglandin, phentolamine, and papaverine. Each plays a vital role in promoting vascular dilation, helping men achieve an erection even when other erectile dysfunction treatments have failed.
A penis pump, or vacuum erection device, is a practical non-invasive treatment that can help men achieve and maintain an erection. By creating a vacuum around the penis, the pump helps draw blood into the area, simulating a natural erection. Regular use of a penis pump can result in gains in length and girth, increased sensitivity, and an overall vascularizing benefit for the penis.
Also known as Bremelanotide, PT-141 is a revolutionary treatment that is gaining popularity in the realm of erectile dysfunction and sexual dysfunction treatment. This peptide hormone works uniquely by activating melanocortin receptors MC1R and MC4R, primarily influencing sexual arousal via the central nervous system. Unlike other treatments that act directly on the vascular system, PT-141 focuses on the mind-body connection, enhancing libido and creating sexual arousal in both men and women.
To ensure its effectiveness, PT-141 is administered via subcutaneous injections on the lower abdomen, ideally where fat deposits exist. Other modes of administration, such as oral pills, nasal sprays, and creams, have not been shown to be effective for PT-141.
Choosing the Right Erectile Dysfunction Treatment for You
Selecting the appropriate erectile dysfunction treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all decision, but rather a careful, calculated choice made through a process of consultation, conversation, and in-depth analysis of your medical history. We delve deep into the root of your erectile dysfunction to tailor a treatment plan that not only addresses the symptoms but also the underlying issues.
We may ask about current medications that you are taking that may be contributing to your erectile dysfunction. Medications such as antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, antihistamines, and anti-seizure medications can have erectile dysfunction as side effects. We may also perform labs to check your hormone levels.
Once we know more about your situation, we can develop the right treatment plan. We may use a combination of the above treatments for the best results. All of our treatments are non-invasive and easy to fit into your busy schedule.
Improve Your Sexual Health and Overcome Erectile Dysfunction
At Regain Functional Medicine + Aesthetics, we are ready to support you in your efforts to overcome erectile dysfunction. Our diverse array of treatments, tailored approach, and comprehensive care are all designed to help you regain your vitality. If you are looking for non-invasive ways to improve your sexual health, you can call us at (913) 392-4147 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation in Kansas City, KS.