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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition that affects men of all ages. It is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is firm enough for sexual activity. While occasional difficulties with erection are common, persistent problems can indicate a medical condition that requires treatment. Below, we will explore the causes, signs and symptoms, risks, and treatments for erectile dysfunction. We will also discuss specific treatments for ED, including acoustic wave therapy,
exosomes, hormone therapy, and peptide therapy.

Cause of Erectile Dysfunction

There are many potential causes of ED, including physical, psychological, and lifestyle factors. Some of the most common causes include:

Physical Causes

Physical factors that can contribute to ED include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and certain medications. Other physical causes may include nerve damage, hormonal imbalances, and low testosterone levels.

Psychological Causes

Psychological factors that can contribute to ED include stress, anxiety,
depression, and relationship problems.

Lifestyle Factors

Lifestyle factors that can contribute to ED include smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and drug use.

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Signs and Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

The most common symptom of ED is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is firm enough for sexual activity. Other symptoms may include:

Risks of Erectile Dysfunction

There are several risk factors associated with ED, including: 

Common Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

Oral Medications

Oral medications such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra) are often the first line of treatment for ED. These medications work by increasing blood flow to the penis, which can help improve erectile function.

Penile Injections

Penile injections such as alprostadil (Caverject) are another option for treating ED. These injections are typically selfadministered into the penis, and they work by relaxing the smooth muscle in the penis to increase blood flow.

Vacuum Devices

Vacuum devices such as the penis pump can also be used to treat ED. These devices work by creating a vacuum that pulls blood into the penis, causing an erection.

Surgery

Surgery may be an option for men with severe ED. The most common surgery for ED is penile implant surgery, which involves the insertion of a device into the penis to help achieve an
erection.

Non-Invasive Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

The previously mentioned treatments are among the most common used to treat erectile dysfunction. However, newer therapies have emerged that work alone or in conjunction with these common therapies. EVEXIAS Medical Centers specializes in advanced and innovative therapies, particularly these specific treatments that have shown promise in treating ED, including:

Acoustic Wave Therapy

Acoustic wave therapy (AWT) is a noninvasive treatment that uses
lowintensity sound waves to improve blood flow to the penis. This treatment has been shown to improve erectile function in men with mild to moderate ED.

Vitti Pure

Vitti Pure is a branded formulation of tiny vesicles that contain growth factors and other signaling molecules. Injecting Vitti Pure into the penis has been shown to improve erectile function in men with ED.

Peptide Therapy

Peptide therapy involves the use of small proteins that can promote the growth of new blood vessels and improve blood flow. This can improve erectile function and may be useful in treating ED caused by physical or psychological factors.

Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy may be an option for men who are struggling with ED related to a hormone imbalance, such as low testosterone.

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ED is a common condition that can have a significant impact on a man’s quality of life and relationships.
The causes of ED can be physical or psychological, or a combination of both. If you are experiencing
symptoms of ED, the team at EVEXIAS Medical Centers can support you with a comprehensive
treatment plan that addresses the root cause and effectively restores function.