Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, could be a sign of health problems such as hypertension, diabetes or heart and vessel disease that need specific treatment. It could also be a sign of emotional problems, such as difficulties in a relationship, which may call for counseling.
How common is erectile dysfunction?
To a varying degree, it affects almost half of all men aged between 40 and 70.
Although the risk increases with age, it can happen at any age and it is also not an inevitable consequence of aging. In general terms, the healthier a man is, the better his sexual function.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
The causes could be physical or psychological, and are usually a combination of factors, including:
Stress and anxiety
Damage to nerves or arteries due to cancer or surgery
Alcohol and drug use
How is erectile dysfunction treated?
There are a number of treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED) and it is important to talk to one of our urologists, who can work with you to find the most suitable treatment. The choice of treatment generally depends on the underlying cause, which a doctor will assess with the help of a clinical examination and special blood tests. A color penile Doppler may also be used in order to check the blood flow in the penis and identify the exact cause of ED. A penile Doppler ultrasound could also determine the best treatment option for your condition.
Treatments for Erectile dysfunction in Dubai range from counseling and lifestyle changes, to medication, injections or surgery.
1. P-Shot: One of the newest solutions available is a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) penile rejuvenation, whose use Novomed urologist Dr Shawket Alkhayal pioneered in the region. It is intended for penile corporal rejuvenation, meaning a harder and sustainable erection. It can also lead to penis enlargement when used according to a special protocol.
2.Low-intensity shockwave therapyis another effective treatment, which improves blood circulation in the penis by stimulating the formation of new blood vessels, making it easier to attain and maintain a stronger erection. We offer one of the most advanced devices with a linear applicator for delivering shockwave therapy.
3. Penile implants: If other treatment options don’t achieve the desired result, a penile implant could be recommended. There are many types of these implants available and our urologists can discuss all the implications with you. Do not hesitate to get in touch – Dr Shawket is an expert in treating erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
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