What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. Having ED can lead to poor self-image and relationship difficulties. Did you know that overweight and obese men have a much higher rate of ED and that weight loss can help ED ?
Obesity & Erectile Dysfunction – How does being overweight increase risk for ED?
In the past, ED was thought to be due to psychological factors. It is now commonly known that for most men ED is caused by physical problems most often related to a decreased blood supply to the penis.
Obesity often leads to hypertension, diabetes as well as inflammation of the inner lining of blood vessels. This inflammation can lead to plaque formation which commonly affects blood flow to the penis. In addition, having excessive visceral belly fat can affect hormone balance and cause testosterone levels to plummet. Losing weight can help ED!
Studies Show Weight Loss Can Help ED
An Australian study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that losing just 5-10% of body weight over an 8-week period improved erectile function and libido in obese men with diabetes. Weight loss can help ED!
This is very encouraging, especially for patients enrolled at Learn2Lose Medical Weight Loss Clinics who typically lose between 5 and 15% of their initial weight within the first 4 weeks by using FDA approved medications to help change eating habits while becoming more physically active with structured exercise. Check out Learn2Lose weight loss programs in Ballantyne – Charlotte, NC and Matthews, NC.
Beyond Weight Loss – A Shocking New Treatment for ED!
RenewWave™ shockwave therapy is a state-of-the-art, noninvasive treatment that uses pulsed soundwaves to increase blood flow to the penis by breaking up micro-plaques while stimulating repair and growth of new blood vessels to the penis. It has been shown to improve sexual performance and enjoyment in healthy men AND provides significant improvement in men with erectile dysfunction (ED). Low-intensity shockwave therapy is safe and effective, requires no medications, and can provide lasting improvement in sexual function. Unlike other current temporary treatment options for ED, shockwave therapy is unique because it treats the underlying erectile mechanism (blood flow) to improve spontaneous erections. Studies have shown low intensity shock wave therapy stimulates the formation of new blood vessels with subsequent improvement of the blood supply. It is a painless procedure requiring NO anesthetic and 75% of men report the following positive effects after a series of 6-10 sessions:
- Enhanced Erections
- Improved Sexual Performance
- Increased Sensation in the Penis
- More Spontaneous Erections
- Better Orgasms