What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?
Erectile dysfunction (ED), defined as the inability to get or maintain an erection adequate for sexual intercourse, can have psychological consequences that lead to poor self-image and relationship difficulties. But did you know that overweight and obese men have a much higher rate of ED and that losing weight can help ED?
Obesity & Erectile Dysfunction – How does being overweight increase risk for ED?
Being overweight or obese can lead to erectile dysfunction for several reasons. The most common cause of ED is impaired blood flow 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!
How can I reverse erectile dysfunction (ED) and get back in the game?
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. Losing weight 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