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Erectile Dysfunction (ED), also know as impotence, is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection for sexual intercourse. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. WebMD states that an estimated 18 million men are affected in the United States alone, and some websites claim it is up to 30 million. As we age, all of us begin to experience a reduction in our natural hormone levels, which directly affects erectile strength and endurance.
There are many issues that can cause erectile dysfunction: Stress, physical pain, illness, medications, tobacco, alcohol, and low testosterone. The inability to perform sexually causes a man a great deal of personal distress. Additionally, their partner may believe that the man has lost sexual interest in the relationship, or that the man is seeking gratification elsewhere.
Years ago, the medical profession was taught that when a patient complained of not being able to achieve and maintain an erection, he surely must be having emotional issues. It was usual for the doctor to ask about stresses in his life and work and refer him for counseling. When a man is unable to function sexually, he feels embarrassed and ashamed. He knows that he should be able to perform, but simply cannot.
Many men will see their family doctor for a prescription of Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra. These may give a temporary relief, but the side effects can be uncomfortable. Often, the user can feel flush and may experience a headache or even nausea. Additionally, these medicines can be very expensive.
Most importantly, treating ED with a male enhancement medication does not get to the root of why he is having difficulty with achieving and maintaining an erection.
There are multiple components to a working erection: Stimulation, adequate blood flow to the penis, and sustained penetration capability. Two of these three critical functions can be dramatically affected by testosterone levels in men.
First, erection of the penis with an accompanying orgasm begins in the brain. There has to be a thought, a touch, or a visual stimulus. It is said that a young man will have a sexual thought every 8 seconds. As men age and lose testosterone, that interval lengthens even if happily married. There is a large concentration of “receptor sites” in the brain to the hormone testosterone, an essential element in this process. Receptor sites are openings, or keyholes, that require a stimulus, a hormone, to unlock that cell to begin a series of functions within that cell. The neural stimulation cannot take place without testosterone. Without it, the part of the brain that normally is stimulated sexually remains inactive.
Secondly, for the penis to achieve spontaneous erection and maintain erection sufficiently for sexual activity, adequate blood flow to the penis is required. The penis must fill with blood and trap it for a sufficient period of time to achieve an orgasm. Poor circulation to the penis can impede this necessary process. Arthrosclerosis of the arterial blood vessels causes narrowing with poor perfusion. This can easily be confirmed by an ultrasound of the penis to confirm inadequate blood flow.
Finally, there are two large smooth muscle masses found in each side of the penis: The corpora cavernosa. These large muscles are absolutely necessary for the penis to achieve erection naturally and perform sexually. These strong smooth muscles readily receive stimulation from the brain to spring into action in the young healthy male. Unfornately, as men age, many lose 1% to 2% of their natural testosterone per year after age 30. Without this powerful hormone, these smooth muscles can become fatty tissue. Without testosterone, critical stimulation from the brain can be missing for this critical function.
The Good News: WE HAVE THE ANSWER!
Testosterone – Thanks to natural hormone therapy, when testosterone is restored, the receptor sites in the brain can be adequately stimulated at the same time the fat cells in the penis can generally be returned to functional capability. With natural testosterone, it is possible that the things that used to cause the brain to light up with excitement will do so again. Many of our patients report good results in addressing their ED with our therapy.
Compounded Oral Medication specifically for you
Tadalafil & Sildenafil troches – vasoactive medicine that is used for treating erectile dysfunction in males. They both enhance the blood circulation to certain body parts including the male reproductive organ. Troches are like lozenges in that they dissolve on your tongue and deliver the medication through the mucous membranes of the cheek directly into the bloodstream. They have a quick onset, often within 30 minutes of use. Troches are also very affordable,
Peptides can address the problem and be an alternative to Viagra or Cialis.
PT 141 – a melanocortin based peptide that can address the problem of sexual dysfunction for patients who have erectile dysfunction or impotence. PT-141 Unlike other similar medications, does not act in the vascular system, but directly increases sexual desire with the nervous system. It stimulates and activates the dopamine hormones that happen to play a major role in sexual motivation. Dopamine is a known compound in the body, it’s a neurotransmitter that stimulates performance. When you have low levels of dopamine, your libido is lowered.
Injection Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Trimix Injection Therapy – You can inject yourself up to 3 times a week or what is recommended by your physician. Your injections do not need to be associated with sexual intercourse (you can inject at other times). If you plan on having intercourse, inject yourself 5 to 15 minutes prior.
Key Points About Your Injection
- You should feel the medicine start to work within a few minutes. Being sexually aroused may help you have an erection faster.
- Do not inject yourself more than 3 times a week.
- Inject yourself only once in 24 hours, even if the injection does not work. Some of the medicine may have gotten into the erection chamber during the injection.
- Do not take Viagra, Levitra, or any other medicine for ED without speaking with a doctor. If you’ve been prescribed Viagra or Levitra, do not take them on the same day that you inject yourself.
- Never take Cialis while using injection therapy.
- Tell your doctor if you’re taking medicine for high blood pressure or depression.
- Your body may not react to the medicine the same way each time. Don’t be alarmed if your results vary.
- You should never change the quantity or frequency of this or any type of medication without your doctor or pharmacist’s approval.
Priapism is an adverse effect of Erectile Dysfunction Therapy of any kind. If the erection lasts more than two hours take two of the Pseudoephedrine and one Ibuprofen that you will get from a pharmacy. You could, as a substitute to the medicine above, try taking over the counter medications like Sudafed or Afrin. Additionally, you could use an ice pack on the penis or inner part of the thigh. If you develop a full erection lasting more than 4 hours, you should call your doctor at once or go to the emergency room.