How Does a Doctor Diagnose Erectile Dysfunction?

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Sexual issues sideline millions of men, making meaningful intercourse almost impossible. The loss of function, libido, and intimacy can have an adverse impact on one's overall standard of living. At Burke Wellness, our team is here to offer you state-of-the-art treatments for your specific needs in Newark, DE. Male shockwave therapy can help treat erectile dysfunction at a fundamental level to enhance your function and sensation.

To explore how this revolutionary technology can help you transform your sex life, please don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas Burke today.

How does a doctor diagnose erectile dysfunction?

A doctor uses multiple means to diagnose erectile dysfunction. These various means will also check for underlying conditions and include diverse types of examination, including a physical exam that assesses the structures and functions of the penis, including nerve sensitivity. Other tests may also be used, especially those that focus on discovering other issues that may be causing or exacerbating a patient's ED.

These tests comprise a urinalysis, which checks one's urine for signs of diabetes and other potential ailments. Blood tests can offer further elucidation and confirm the presence of other common chronic conditions. Conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and low testosterone levels (among others) are often linked to ED. Additionally, an ultrasound may be used to peer at the tissues within the penis. A physical examination can check for nerve sensitivity, and ultrasound is sometimes utilized to detect any problems related to blood flow or the blood vessels within the penis.

Dr. Burke has treated many patients, and your unique treatment plan begins with a comprehensive consultation during which we'll discuss your concerns and goals. Additionally, getting to know you and your personal factors will allow us to ascertain whether the sexual issues are caused solely by physical considerations or if psychological criteria (depression, anxiety, stress) are also at play. Because with ED, the mental side can have a significant impact, and sexual issues tend to cause a cycle of anxiety that worsens one's situation.

Explore the benefits of male shockwave therapy

Given the breadth of causes and relevant risks for sexual issues, your custom-tailored treatment plan may include multiple avenues of attacking ED. Lifestyle modifications and stress-management strategies can play an important role, as can the use of male shockwave therapy. Otherwise known as LI-ESWT (low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy), it harnesses the inherent power of sound waves to gently improve circulation within the penile tissues. All this is done with the Alma Duo handheld device, which requires no surgery, downtime, or side-effect-inducing medications.

It's a virtually painless outpatient procedure that only takes about 15 – 20 minutes and leaves you free to resume your daily activities afterward. And the rewards can be immense, with increased circulation leading to stronger, longer-lasting erections that can enable meaningful intercourse and improved intimacy with your partner.

Up your game with male shockwave therapy

Our experienced team at Burke Wellness can help you enjoy increased intimacy, enhanced libido, and the better function and performance that accompany improved blood flow. And with the ease of male shockwave therapy, you won't have to suffer for a potentially transformed sex life. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas Burke in Newark, DE.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.