Erectile Dysfunction

Reclaim Your Confidence, Restore Your Intimacy

At Aubergine Physio, we understand that erectile dysfunction (ED) can have a profound impact on your life and relationships. Our compassionate and dedicated team of specialists are here to provide you with effective solutions through our Focus Shockwave Therapy treatment. We offer personalised care and support to help you regain your sexual health and overall well-being.

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Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition that affects men of all ages. It refers to the inability to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for satisfactory sexual intercourse. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including physical, psychological, or lifestyle-related issues. We recognise that ED can be a sensitive and personal matter, which is why we provide a compassionate and discreet environment for our patients.

According to a study published in the British Journal of Urology International in 2020, it was estimated that approximately 4.3 million men in the United Kingdom experience erectile dysfunction (ED) to some degree. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a prevalent condition affecting a significant number of individuals. However, there is good news—ED is often highly treatable. At Aubergine Physio, we offer an effective solution: Focus Shockwave Therapy. Our state-of-the-art treatment targets the underlying causes of erectile dysfunction, providing quick and painless relief without the need for medication.

Recognising the Symptoms

The symptoms of erectile dysfunction may include:

  • Erections that are too soft for penetration
  • Erections that don’t last long enough
  • An inability to get an erection
  • Reduced sexual desire

Mechanism of Erections

When a man is sexually aroused, the brain sends chemical messages to the blood vessels in the penis. This prompts the arteries to relax and allow increased blood flow, while the veins constrict. Consequently, blood fills the erectile tissue called the corpora cavernosa, leading to an erection. At the climax, a signal triggers muscular contractions in the penis, reopening the veins and allowing the trapped blood to return to the body, causing the penis to soften.

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Underlying Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Various factors can impact blood flow and the condition of blood vessels in the penis. Often, multiple factors contribute to a patient’s ED. Medical conditions, medications, emotional factors, or their combination can result in erectile dysfunction. Some known causes and risk factors include:

  • Advancing age (although ED can occur at any age)
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease or high cholesterol
  • Smoking, recreational drug use, or excessive alcohol consumption
  • Overweight or obesity
  • Insufficient physical exercise
  • Diabetes
  • ED post prostatectomy surgery
  • ED post TURP surgery

While the prevalence of ED does increase with age, it is important to note that getting older does not inevitably lead to erectile dysfunction. Some men maintain sexual functionality well into their 70’s and 80’s. Nevertheless, ED can be an early indication of an underlying health condition, underscoring the importance of identifying and treating the root cause.

Physical Changes:

Physical causes of ED can involve insufficient blood flow to the penis, which may result from conditions such as hardened arteries, heart disease, high blood sugar, plaque build-up, or smoking. Additionally, the inability to retain blood during an erection can occur. Nerve signals from the brain or spinal cord may also fail to reach the penis due to certain diseases, injuries, or pelvic surgeries such as radical prostatectomy. Furthermore, treatments like surgery or radiation for cancers in the lower abdomen or pelvis, such as prostate, colon-rectal, or bladder cancer, can affect penile functionality. Medications used for other health issues can likewise impact erections, and it is recommended to discuss potential side effects with a general practitioner (GP).

Emotional Impact:

Emotional factors and relationship conflicts can significantly influence the occurrence and severity of ED. Erections rely on the harmonious interplay of the mind and body, which is why conditions like depression, anxiety, stress, performance anxiety, relationship conflicts, and feelings of embarrassment can exacerbate ED symptoms.

Treatments Options for Erectile Dysfunction

At Aubergine Physio, we offer a cutting-edge and evidence-based treatment called Focus Shockwave Therapy. This non-invasive procedure has shown promising results in helping men regain their erectile function and improve their sexual performance without the need for medication or surgery.

Focus Shockwave Therapy for ED

Focused shockwave therapy generates waves that enhance blood flow and restore neurological sensitisation to the base of the penis, shockwave therapy can dissolve plaque build-up, stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, nerves and activate growth factors.

As a result of focused shockwave therapy, patients can experience significant improvements in their erectile function. This non-invasive and safe treatment promotes stronger, harder, and longer-lasting erections while rejuvenating the soft tissues of the penis. Unlike expensive medications that require pre-planning, or invasive procedures such as injections or surgery, shockwave therapy offers a convenient and side-effect-free solution.

By enhancing your sexual health and overall well-being, this innovative treatment not only benefits you but also fosters stronger relationships and enhances spontaneity in your intimate life.

It’s important to note that individual outcomes may vary, and while shockwave therapy does not guarantee specific results, it directly targets the underlying causes of ED, offering promising potential for overcoming this common issue.

What to expect during your treatment

During your focus shockwave therapy sessions, you will be comfortably positioned and respectfully draped with towels. Our trained professionals apply gentle and precise waves to the targeted areas. The procedure is non-invasive, virtually painless, and requires no downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately afterward.

Benefits of Focus Shockwave Therapy

  • Improved erectile function: By promoting blood vessel growth and enhancing blood flow to the penis, focus shockwave therapy can help you achieve and maintain stronger, more sustainable erections.
  • Enhanced sexual performance: Many of our patients report increased sexual satisfaction and confidence following a course of focus shockwave therapy. Restoring your sexual health can have a positive impact on your overall quality of life and intimate relationships.
  • Non-invasive and drug-free: Unlike medications or surgical interventions, focus shockwave therapy is a non-invasive and drug-free treatment option. This means minimal side effects and no need for ongoing medication use.

Your Journey to Sexual Wellness Starts Here

At Aubergine Physio, we understand the sensitive nature of Men’s Health issues, and we are committed to providing you with a safe and supportive environment to address your concerns. Our Focus Shockwave therapy treatment offers a breakthrough solution for erectile dysfunction, backed by research and delivered with compassion.

Take the first step towards reclaiming your sexual vitality and overall well-being. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Men’s Health Physiotherapy Specialists. Together, we can help you overcome erectile dysfunction and embrace a fulfilling and confident future.

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Stephanie Smith-Rowles of Aubergine Physio