Benjamin Franklin once said there were only two things certain in life; Death and Taxes. We’d like to add a third category which is that as we all get OLDER our bodies don’t function the same as when they were younger. This means that at some stage the vast majority of older men will have difficulty getting an erection.
While many of us can handle the middle age spread, the greying or thinning hair, or the fact that when they visit the doctors, the person they are seeing appear to look younger and younger. The one thing most men find difficult to cope with is that they CAN’T get a proper erection anymore.
It’s a fact of life, or a fact of ageing.
Erectile Dysfunction has become an issue only relatively recently, because before the 20th century individuals often did not live beyond the reproductive years.
But today, 50% of men have problems with erections after the age of 40. And what is equally staggering is that apart from popping a few Viagra pills, very few men seek proper specialist professional help. Even the ones that do, are often not aware of the full range of treatments available.
While the risk of Erectile Dysfunction can increase with age, it’s not age that causes ED. More precisely, it’s caused by underlying problems. Certain medical conditions, medications we take as we get older, trauma and outside influences can all contribute to ED.
What to Do About ED as You Get Older
Although ED’s frequency does increase with age, it’s treatable regardless of your age and isn’t as inevitable as you might think.
One of the most common medical causes of erectile dysfunction is the inability for our body to produce enough blood flow to fill the penis. As we get older, we have less blood in our system and as a result there is LESS blood for our hearts to pump into our penis when needed. The average man needs 20 times as much blood to surge into the penis in order to get an erection.
This is where focused Shockwave therapy comes into its own. Shockwave therapy is medical proven treatment that uses special soundwaves to stimulate the growth of totally new blood vessels and repair existing damaged blood vessels in the penis. This allows your body to generate an increased blood flow, filling out more blood vessels, leading to better, harder spontaneous erections and more satisfying sexual intercourse for you and your partner.
Focused shockwave therapy is a proven procedure and there are no side effects. We have been treating clients in London for some time now and they usually enjoy positive results after one or two treatments, although this improves further after the full course of therapy is completed.
If you want to learn more about focused shockwave treatment and erectile dysfunction and ageing contact us today.