Everyone deserves to have a satisfying sex life. But about 30 million American men have erectile dysfunction (ED), a condition that can limit sexual pleasure and confidence in the bedroom.
Having ED means you have problems achieving or sustaining an erection that’s strong enough for sexual intercourse. Although many men are embarrassed to discuss their symptoms with their doctor, ED treatment is available, and it can transform your sex life.
Joshua R. Gonzalez, MD, specializes in shockwave therapy, a drug-free, noninvasive solution for ED. If you’re tired of dealing with frustration and disappointment in the bedroom, it's time to find out how shockwave therapy could be the remedy you’ve been seeking.
Arousal is a complex process. From low sex drive to hormonal imbalance, a number of common issues can contribute to sexual dysfunction. ED, in particular, refers to your inability to get and keep an erection that’s firm enough for sexual intercourse.
When you get aroused, more blood flows to your penis. The extra blood expands the corpora cavernosa, which are chambers inside your penis, making it bigger and firmer.
Increased blood flow is essential for a strong erection, but many common health conditions can restrict or block blood flow completely, and ED may be the result.
Health conditions that affect blood flow and contribute to ED include:
These conditions can make arteries harden or get clogged, slowing blood flow to your genitals during arousal. Without enough blood flowing, you may not be able to get an erection. Even if you do, it may not last long enough or be firm enough for sex.
Other factors can also increase your risk of ED. It gets more common with age, and mental health conditions like depression and anxiety can also contribute. Certain lifestyle factors, like smoking, drinking alcohol, or leading a sedentary life, are also linked to a higher risk of ED.
If you think you might have ED, you don’t have to deal with it on your own. Talk to Dr. Gonzalez and our team to find out what’s causing your symptoms and get the treatment you deserve.
Our confidential ED exams include a thorough review of your symptoms and your medical history. If we diagnose ED and it’s linked to restricted blood flow or blocked arteries, you could be a good candidate for shockwave therapy.
Despite how it sounds, shockwave therapy doesn’t involve electrical shocks. In fact, treatment is completely pain-free and noninvasive. Sessions take about 20 minutes, and there’s zero downtime required.
Shockwave therapy sends acoustic sound waves through your skin to the arteries and blood vessels below the surface. Dr. Gonzalez targets specific points in your genital area, and you may feel a gentle tingling sensation during treatment.
The energy from the sound waves breaks up blockages in your arteries, stimulates new blood vessel growth, and boosts tissue regeneration. Over time, these changes increase penile blood flow and strengthen your erections.
Dr. Gonzalez typically recommends a series of treatments over the course of a few weeks. Depending on your condition, he may also prescribe other ED treatments, like medication and lifestyle changes.
When it comes to ED, shockwave therapy is a simple solution capable of delivering game-changing results. Call our Los Angeles, California, office at (323) 607-2895 or contact us online to book an appointment and find out if you’re a candidate.