Video on Causes and Treatments of Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction: Causes and Treatments
Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction (ED) affects people from all walks of life. It does not only affect the man, but also their partners.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to maintain an erection firm enough to perform sexual intercourse.
There are many causes including psychological factors such as stress and anxiety, chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure and diabetes, poor lifestyle such as smoking and lack of exercise, certain medications, as well as hormone imbalance like low testosterone.
Common treatments include lifestyle changes and medicines like Viagra. Electro Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) is a new therapy involving pulsating sound waves that stimulate blood vessel growth within the penis.
Treatment costs $400 per session ($428 with GST).
ESWT presents an exciting new therapy option that has the potential to cure ED rather than having patients rely on tablets.
The only drawback is that currently is only works for mild to moderate ED caused by blood vessel problems.
This treatment will be available in our Andrology Centre at Novena Medical Center from October 2014.