How to Treat Erectile Dysfunction with the P-Shot
By William Lovett, M.D.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is an issue that almost all men will experience at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, it becomes more and more common as men age and their hormones decrease. This issue doesn’t just affect them; it can wreak havoc on their most intimate relationships and create a wall between them and their partner.
As a sexual medicine specialist in the Cincinnati area, I hear a lot of common questions and complaints from men who are suffering from sexual dysfunction. I’m here today to talk about ED and what you can do to treat it.
Is erectile dysfunction a disease?
No, erectile dysfunction is more a symptom of a deeper issue than it is a disease. This symptom – the penis not becoming or staying erect – usually occurs when there are blood flow issues and plaque build-up. This is also seen in heart disease, where plaque build-up prevents proper blood flow to the heart. In both cases, when blood is restricted, the vessels can actually shrink or fade away, causing additional problems down the line.
Do home remedies work for ED?
In the majority of cases, no. There are no investigational studies that show that over-the-counter supplements or “DIY” solutions work as advertised. These supplements typically fail because they don’t improve blood flow to the penis. They may elevate your testosterone level a little bit, but it’s statistically not enough to boost or cure erectile dysfunction. And honestly, the boost itself is most likely a placebo effect.
Can erectile dysfunction really be treated?
Yes – if the cause of ED is targeted first, that is. As I mentioned above, many common medications don’t work. Here at Your Wellness Center, we don’t cover up the problem; we treat the root cause to get a better result.
What does proper ED treatment look like?
In our office, erectile dysfunction treatment includes a three-stage approach:
- Improving your testosterone levels. The first thing we do is look at your Free Testosterone and make sure it is in an adequate range for you. An adequate range does not mean a “normal” range; it means a range that is optimized for your specific body needs. This is crucial because 95% of men with ED will not improve if their testosterone level is not correct.
- Stimulating growth hormones with the P-Shot. The P-Shot is a revolutionary new treatment that uses your own blood and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to recruit growth hormones and stem cells. This actually increases the size and number of the blood vessels in your penis, which in turn increases blood flow to improve erections.
- Implementing PDE-5 inhibitors. For the small segment of men still experiencing symptoms after steps one and two, we prescribe Viagra and Cialis as a last resort.
If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction and would like to talk about how our approach can benefit you, please give us a call at 513-791-9474 or fill out our online consultation form to get started with us.