What Questions Should You Ask Your Doctor About Erectile Dysfunction?

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) afflicts millions of Americans, draining their confidence and preventing a satisfying sex life and the intimacy that accompanies it. Fortunately, modern therapies such as male shockwave therapy have made ED more treatable than ever and in a quicker, more effortless fashion. So, to explore your options, please get in touch with us to schedule an appointment at Burke Wellness in Newark, DE.

And keep the following questions in mind to discuss with Dr. Thomas Burke during a consultation:

Is diet important for sexual function?

Overall health plays a huge role in the development and severity of ED, which is no surprise – overall health controls the risk for many disorders and has cascading effects throughout the entire body. Fortunately, there are multiple strategies to improve your daily well-being.

For example, proper nutrition can be beneficial to the functioning of the circulatory and nervous systems. So, it's integral to make the right dietary choices and to include lots of fruits and veggies in one's diet, as they contain loads of vital vitamins and minerals. Additionally, whole grains and legumes can provide fiber and additional phytonutrients. While lean meats and protein sources can help reduce caloric intake and, therefore, weight, which is an influential risk factor for ED.

What else can I do to improve my outcome?

Additionally, exercise can yield fantastic results, as general fitness goes a long way toward preventing or lessening the impact of many conditions. And the improvement in circulation and vascular health may lead to improved function of the penile tissues responsible for attaining and maintaining erections.

Smoking, drinking, and certain medications can also pose risk factors. So, it's best to avoid or limit such vices and discuss any medications you may be taking.

What are my professional treatment choices in Newark, DE?

In the past, physicians offered numerous treatment options for ED. However, these weren't always effective and led to multiple negative consequences. These negative consequences included extended downtimes or side effects.

But that's no longer the case, thanks to male shockwave therapy. Also called low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave, or LI-ESWT for short, this advanced technique utilizes sound to provide an effective, noninvasive treatment option for individuals with ED.

What makes shockwave therapy such a great choice?

Male shockwave therapy isn't just effective; it's convenient and removes the hassle of outdated procedures. It's noninvasive and virtually painless, as there are no incisions or anything to cause discomfort. Your only task is to relax in our comfortably appointed treatment room for 15 minutes or so while we pass the handheld wand over the treatment area. The sound waves penetrate deep into the penile tissues to yield results. Once you're done, you're free to resume your daily activities.

How long will the results last?

We generally recommend six total sessions, spaced across three weeks, for the best results possible. Of course, the specific regimen may vary based on your unique needs and the cause of your ED, but once patients have completed their sessions, they often enjoy more than a year of improved sexual health.

Wondering how to get started? Contact us today

The sooner you reach out to us to schedule an appointment at Burke Wellness, the sooner you can begin the journey toward better sexual health, function, sensation, and improved intimacy with your loved one!

So, don't hesitate to give us a call today to talk about male shockwave therapy with Dr. Thomas Burke in Newark, DE.

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