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Men and Sex, they always go together. In a survey of studies comparing male and female sex drives, Roy Baumeister, a social psychologist at Florida State University, found that men reported more spontaneous sexual arousal and had more frequent and varied fantasies, so imagine how frustrating it is for men when at the end of the day, when they finally have the chance to release the tension and desire that had built up, but they can’t; when the urge is there, but the manifestation is not; when their best friend is already down, even before the fight.

Erectile Dysfunction, another sensitive male issue that men would rather usually take on alone than discuss with their partners, a condition they would rather find treatment for themselves over the internet, than see their doctors, is actually quite common. 

 

WHAT IS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?

Men sometimes experience difficulty in having an erection when they are tired or bothered, this is normal. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or Impotence is the full inability to develop or maintain erection for sexual penetration.According to statistics, about half of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have ED. About 7 in 10 men aged 70 and above have ED.

 

WHAT CAUSES ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?

Though it seems that ED is more prevalent with older men, the number of younger men experiencing the condition is getting higher as well though mainly on the psychological side or the lifestyle factors such as drinking alcohol, obesity, drug abuse, and/or depression. For older men, the cause of ED is mostly physiologic in nature, or basically age related. To understand this, we have to understand how erection occurs.

HOW DOES ERECTION OCCUR?

When a man is sexually aroused, a message from the brain is transmitted down to the penis. Neurotransmitters are then released to make another chemical called the Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate (cGMP), which causes arteries in the organ to dilate, therefore allowing extra blood flow. This causes the erection. The swelling on the inner part or the core of the penis also presses the veins to the skin, (as we all know, carries the blood away from the organ, back to the heart), therefore restricting blood outflow.

With Physiologic ED, one of these processes is interrupted or is not properly executed due to some factors like for instance, high blood pressure which can damage arteries that supplies blood to the penis, making erection more difficult. Damage on the nerves that produce neurotransmitters can also cause ED, and nerve damage may be caused by a hundred other factors, age related, or not.

WHAT CAN YOSKARN CLINIC OFFER FOR MEN WITH ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?

Yoskarn Clinic offers a variety of therapeutic treatments and procedures for patients with ED but the most popular of which is the PRP Therapy. Basically, PRP therapy had been used for treating muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries and has been found therapeutic for surgical healing as well. With its growth-factor-rich component which has great potential for tissue repair. PRP Therapy is sometimes combined with hormone therapy for patients who have hormone deficiency. Stem Cell Therapy is also a very viable option for the procedure with a lot of our patients also finding very satisfactory result.

For younger patients whose main cause of ED is lifestyle, we offer Acupuncture to help control the urge for alcohol and cigarettes, as well as detoxification therapy to flush out toxin build up in the body.

Since Erectile Dysfunction is a multifactorial condition, our approach is multidisciplinary in nature. Not one treatment may be better than the other when it comes to focusing on the treatment for the cause.

What are you waiting for? Book for a consultation with our doctor and find the best solution for you!

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