Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition affecting an estimated 30% of men in the United States and over 150 million men worldwide.
ED is defined as a man's inability to achieve and maintain an erection that is sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse.
The ability to have an erection requires the normal, integrative functions of the nerves, blood vessels, muscles and brain.
As men age, the elasticity in their blood vessels lose their ability to stretch, and penile tissue suffers loss of vascularity.
This prevents the penile tissue from being filled with blood and achieving a normal erection. Erectile dysfunction may also result from psychological, neurological, hormonal and vascular disorders.
At Body & Mind, MD, instead of treating Erectile dysfunction symptoms, like inability to maintain an erection, we treat the main source of your problem.
To address the main source of your erectile problems, we first schedule an initial consultation in which the doctor will learn all your symptoms and conduct an in-depth physical to find the root cause of your problems.
The doctor will then use this information to create a comprehensive treatment plan with the goal of permanently correcting your erectile dysfunctions without the the use of medications.
After the initial consultation, the doctor will create a customized treatment plan that will work for your specific symptoms.
Our doctor has over 35 years of medical experience and has helped create effective treatment plans that has helped hundreds of men reclaim their sex lives.
Your treatment plan may include one or more of the following therapies:
The P-Shot involves taking platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood and injecting it into your penis.
This means your doctor takes your own growth factors that are present in your blood, concentrates them and injects them into your penile tissues to promote tissue growth and healing.
The P-shot works by attracting your body's natural growth factors to the injection site and promoting new vascular growth.
The improved vascular function in the penis will go a long way to correct erectile dysfunction issues.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for erectile dysfunction is a novel new therapy for the treatment of ED.
As opposed to traditional treatments for ED, such as oral medications, injection therapy, and vacuum erectile devices and penile implants, shock wave treatment for ED has the goal of restoring natural erectile function by improving penile blood flow so that a man can achieve normal erections without assistance.
Shock wave therapy for ED utilizes low-intensity pulsatile sound waves to stimulate increased penile blood flow by causing a reaction at a cellular level, resulting in neovascularization.
Increased blood flow to the penis results in improved erectile function and increased sexual satisfaction.
Best of all, there are no side effects from this type of therapy because it does not use prescription medication.
Natural hormones, such as estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone, are produced in various glands throughout the body. These hormones regulate an enormous range of body functions. When our glands under or overproduce hormones, we begin to experience symptoms like those listed above.
Bioidentical hormones are hormones derived from plants. They are chemically identical to those of the human body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses these hormones to help address symptoms related to hormonal imbalance. BHRT most often seeks to increase or balance the hormones estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and adrenal hormones.
Treatment includes a comprehensive review of a patient’s current hormone levels, healthy history, and needs. According to this detailed information, a doctor will prescribe a customized treatment plan that may include creams, lotions, injections, gels, or tablets. The length of treatment also depends on your individual needs and how you are feeling – some people may require hormone therapy indefinitely while others many only need hormones until their symptoms have subsided.
Testosterone is a hormone that is produced in the testicles. Testosterone has many important functions in the human body, including regulating bone density, fat distribution, muscle growth, body hair, blood cell production, sex drive, sperm production, as well as regulating other hormone levels in your body.
As you age, your body naturally produces less testosterone, but some men suffer from abnormally-low production of testosterone, known as Low-T.
Low-T is a disease in which the body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone due to a problem with the testicles or old age, and this can cause other problems in your body with the systems that are regulated by testosterone.
Testosterone replacement therapy can improve the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in these men and correct any imbalance caused by Low-T.
Peptide Therapy is an exciting, cutting-edge medical science that uses specific amino acid sequences called “peptides” that, when properly administered, communicate with different parts of the body, potentially enhancing the function of the entire body by binding to receptors on the cell surface and signaling optimal messages for health improvement.
To date, over 7,000 naturally-occurring peptides are being studied.
We are now seeing that Peptide Therapy is gaining more notoriety with physicians because these peptides are highly specific in their action and very effective.
Because peptides are mostly naturally occurring in the body, they are typically extremely well-tolerated and very safe.
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive method of directly viewing brainwave patterns and training your conscious mind to correct any abnormalities in these patterns.
It uses the electrodes placed on the client's scalp to record and amplify the EEG, or brainwaves, and displays them on a computer monitor in the form of patterns or computer games that you can control.
Computer instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately display information to the user.
The user then uses his/her conscious mind to influence a change in the displayed patterns which supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.