What Are the Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction in Men?

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) afflicts millions of men. Many many men wonder how to know if they have ED. Erectile dysfunction is characterized by having trouble achieving an erection, difficulty maintaining an erection, or a reduction in sexual desire. For those with ED, these are persistent issues – so there may be no cause for alarm if you suffer the occasional "off night," as happens to many men for various reasons.

But if you're experiencing a long-term decrease in desire or are commonly having other sexual difficulties, don't hesitate to reach out to Burke Wellness. Dr. Thomas Burke can help diagnose any potential ED and find the cause to improve your sexual health in Newark, DE.

What are the common causes of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Since attaining and maintaining a firm erection depends on the interplay of two major bodily systems, the nervous and circulatory systems, any associated problems can make it impossible to engage in meaningful intercourse.

To kickstart an erection, nerve signals propagate through the penis in response to arousal. These nerve signals orchestrate blood flow, telling the circulatory system to flood the penile tissues with blood. The blood is then temporarily trapped with spongy tissues to maintain a firm erection during sexual intercourse.

Once finished, the same scenario is reversed as blood leaves the penis. Therefore, some common ED risk factors include heart disease, atherosclerosis, obesity, high cholesterol or blood pressure, diabetes, and other conditions.

Lifestyle factors are also influential, including tobacco use, alcohol use, sleep disorders, and certain medications. And since hormones also play a crucial role, low testosterone can influence ED.

Additionally, since male sexual arousal requires a sophisticated synergy of physical, emotional, and mental aspects, there may be other causes, such as negative mental states like depression, anxiety, or stress. Additionally, this can lead to a cycle of negativity that makes men anxious about future sexual relations.

Male shockwave therapy can offer a game-changing treatment to transform your sexual health

Despite the complexity of ED, male shockwave therapy can provide a revolutionary treatment option for many men. There are basically no contraindications, so this noninvasive, outpatient procedure can give you long-lasting effects without the pain, hassle, or inconvenience of older modalities.

Also known as low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT), this state-of-the-art technique delivers low-intensity sound waves deep into the tissues of the penis, stimulating a profound healing mechanism by increasing circulation. Improved blood flow means stronger, longer-lasting erections that can transform your sexual health and help you enjoy intimacy with your partner.

And it doesn't take long, just a virtually painless 15 – 20 minute session using the Alma Duo™ handheld device, which we pass over the affected area. You may feel some slight tingling as the sound energy stimulates the target area. Your treatment regimen may involve six sessions, twice per week for three weeks, after which the sex-life-improving effects can last for more than a year – without the side effects of drugs or other obsolete treatment techniques.

Find out more about ED treatment in Newark, DE

Sexual health is an important aspect of overall health. Dr. Thomas Burke understands it can be tough to talk about, which is why we've created a comfortable environment where you can candidly discuss your goals and expectations. Male shockwave therapy can be the game-changer you've been hoping for. So, contact us today at Burke Wellness in Newark, DE to learn more.

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