Nearly 30 million men in the U.S. experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives, Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension reports. At MELORA Health & Enhancement in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Richard Goldfarb, MD, provides medication-free erectile dysfunction treatment with Cellutone™. This nonsurgical device uses low-intensity shock waves to increase blood flow to the penis and reduce the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. To learn more, call MELORA Health & Enhancement or schedule an appointment online today.

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What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is an inability to achieve or maintain an erection. ED is a complex disorder that can develop in men of all ages but is most common in middle-aged or older men. It can be a symptom of an underlying condition or happen for no reason. Stimulating blood flow to the penis may help improve the symptoms of erectile dysfunction for some men.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

A number of physical and emotional factors can cause erectile dysfunction in men, including:

  • Low testosterone levels
  • Excess weight
  • Stress
  • Depression and anxiety
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Certain medications
  • Tobacco use
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Substance abuse (alcoholism, drug use, etc.)
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep apnea
  • Prostate treatment
  • Diabetes

Sometimes, a combination of different factors causes erectile dysfunction. The condition can be difficult to navigate without proper care. If you frequently experience erectile dysfunction, Dr. Goldfarb at MELORA Health & Enhancement can diagnose and treat your condition without medication or surgery.

What are the treatments for erectile dysfunction?

The best treatment for erectile dysfunction depends on the underlying cause. Common treatments for ED include:

  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Quitting smoking
  • Changing medications
  • Treatment of underlying conditions

MELORA Health & Enhancement also offers Cellutone, a revolutionary treatment that uses radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy to encourage blood flow to the penis.

How does Cellutone treat erectile dysfunction?

Cellutone emits low-level shock waves directly into the penis to promote new blood vessel growth and increase blood flow to the area. By supplying the penis with oxygen-rich blood, patients struggling with ED can enjoy firmer, longer-lasting erections. 

The entire treatment takes just 20 minutes and requires no downtime so that you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.

How many Cellutone sessions does it take to treat erectile dysfunction?

While you may experience noticeable improvements in your ability to achieve and maintain an erection after one session, most patients need a series of Cellutone treatments for lasting results. Your MELORA Health & Enhancement doctor can create an individualized treatment plan for you at your initial consultation.

To learn more about erectile dysfunction, call MELORA Health & Enhancement or schedule an appointment online today.