What Are the Physical Causes of Erectile Dysfunction?

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a serious condition that afflicts millions of men in the U.S. Sexual health is integral to overall well-being, and Dr. Thomas Burke is dedicated to helping you enjoy total wellness.

And, even though ED has many physical causes, including chronic conditions and numerous lifestyle factors, our physicians at Burke Wellness are excited to offer you a singular treatment: male shockwave therapy. Through sound waves, male shockwave therapy targets penile tissues to improve circulation and improve sexual function, sensation, and desire. Want to learn more? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us in Newark, DE.

What are the physical causes of erectile dysfunction?

The ability to achieve and then maintain an erection is primarily controlled by two major body systems, the circulatory and nervous systems. Both must work in concert to allow the ability to have meaningful intercourse.

First, the nerves inside the penis must send signals in response to arousal. These signals orchestrate the influx of blood into the spongy tissues of the penis, including the ones that make up the physical bulk of the penis, the corpus cavernosum. After sex, the process is reversed, with the nerves signaling the outflow of blood from the penile tissues back into the systemic circulation.

Yet if either the nervous or circulatory systems are compromised, they may not be able to fulfill their proper functions, and one’s sexual health may suffer from the lack of nervous activity or reduced blood flow.

Additionally, numerous other physical factors influence the severity, duration, and prevalence of an individual’s ED. These considerations include chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, and high cholesterol. Additionally, lifestyle factors, such as improper exercise or diet habits, or smoking and alcohol consumption, can also play a role.

How can someone effectively treat the physical causes of erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction may have many and varied physical causes, but a single physical treatment offers many benefits and virtually zero drawbacks: male shockwave therapy. This advanced technology doesn’t rely on surgeries or drugs, which can cause pain, long recovery periods, and numerous side effects without even getting to the root of the problem. Yet male shockwave therapy removes the adverse effects while offering a fundamental solution: improving circulation in a noninvasive, virtually painless way.

You won’t have to undergo any complicated procedures and jump into a regimen of drugs. Instead, you simply relax in our comfortable treatment room while we pass the Alma Duo handpiece over the target area. Its sound waves gently penetrate the penile tissues, kickstarting deep stimulation and getting to the root of the problem. You’ll be done in about 15 – 20 minutes, and then you are free to go about your day as usual.

Improve sexual desire and function with male shockwave therapy

Millions of men deal with the many implications of erectile dysfunction. A lack of sexual desire, a reduced ability to achieve and maintain erections, and subsequent anxiety are all genuine threats posed by this condition.

Yet, you may not have to deal with these ailments any longer, thanks to the expertise of Dr. Thomas Burke and the game-changing technology of male shockwave therapy. Gentle sound waves can treat the physical causes of ED without causing damage, pain, or requiring downtime. So, contact us today at Burke Wellness to learn more in Newark, DE.

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