Research indicates that four out of every six men between the ages of 40 and 60 have erectile dysfunction (ED). Fortunately, with breakthroughs in medical treatments, the experienced physicians at Balanced Medical Solutions in Hayward, California, can treat and even cure ED in most men. To schedule a consultation to learn more about the cutting-edge treatment options available at Balanced Medical Solutions, contact the office by phone or online today.
Erectile Dysfunction Q&A
What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?
ED, also called impotence, is a common sexual arousal disorder that primarily affects men 40 and older, although it can develop at any age. ED is the inability to get or maintain a penile erection.
You’re not alone if you struggle to get an erection from time to time. However, if your impotence occurs regularly or lasts more than three months, you should schedule a consultation with the sexual health experts at Balanced Medical Solutions.
The experienced team also provides innovative treatments for men with premature ejaculation. Like ED, it’s not abnormal to experience premature ejaculation on occasion, but if it’s affecting your emotional health or your relationship, Balanced Medical Solutions can help.
What causes ED?
Your ED may develop from a physical or emotional cause. For most men, ED is a symptom of an underlying health condition, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Excessive alcohol intake
These conditions may alter blood flow to your penis or cause nerve damage. Your lifestyle habits may also lead to ED, such as smoking or lack of exercise.
Over time, your ED may lead to stress that affects your intimate relationship and self-confidence.
What is Peyronie’s disease?
Peyronie’s disease is a condition that affects the penis. This noncancerous disease results when fibrous scar tissue develops in the penis, likely due to direct trauma, causing the penis to curve. This curvature can lead to painful erections and erectile dysfunction.
Many men develop Peyronie’s disease from injuries sustained in sports, following a surgery, or even after rough sex. You may also be at increased risk for the condition if you have a family member with Peyronie’s disease or a connective tissue disorder or are older in age.
What can I expect during an evaluation for my ED?
The experienced physicians at Balanced Medical Solutions offer comprehensive evaluations for men looking for help with their ED. The goal of the assessment is to find the root cause of your ED, so you get the most effective treatment, and possibly a cure.
During your evaluation, the team asks detailed questions about your symptoms, as well as your family and medical history, lifestyle, diet, stress, and habits. The team conducts a physical exam and runs bloodwork.
The sexual health practice offers free office visits for all regular patients and charges only $69 for your initial appointment, which includes bloodwork and labs.
How is ED treated?
No single treatment works for all men with ED, so the team at Balanced Medical Solutions develops personalized treatment plans for your ED based on the root cause. The practice offers many traditional and innovative treatments, including:
- PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra®, Cialis®, Levitra®)
- Trimix therapy
- natural growth factors
- EPAT (extracorporeal pulse activation technology)
The sexual health practice offers competitive rates for procedures and medications and offers many breakthrough treatments, including drug and surgery-free options.
The team takes an individualized approach to the treatment of premature ejaculation and offers various medical procedures, including Trimix therapy, and anesthetic creams.
For comprehensive care for your ED from sexual health experts, schedule an appointment with Balanced Medical Solutions by phone or online today.