Erectile dysfunction (ED) is not uncommon. Effective treatment for erectile dysfunction is needed. It is not surprising that with so many stressors in life, many of us have very little desire or energy for sex. We all know that sex can be a great way to reduce stress. The positive feelings associated with sex are largely due to emotional and physical relief caused by the release of endorphins. Unfortunately, chronic psychological and physical stress often reduce our sex drive and ability to perform and enjoy sex. There are many advantages to maintaining a healthy level of sexual activity, which include reducing the incidence of heart attacks, increasing lifespan, maintaining a sense of well-being and improving one’s quality of life.
According to the American Medical Association, 31% of men in the U.S. suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction. Research studies are beginning to recognize sexual function changes associated with stress. Stress can have tangible effects on our reproductive system. It disrupts sex hormones like testosterone, which can lead to sexual dysfunction and decreased sex drive in men.
When a man is stressed, cortisol, a hormone, is released. Cortisol blocks hormones produced in the pituitary gland that is necessary for sperm production in men. At the level of the testicle, cortisol suppresses testosterone in men. Cortisol affects reproduction at many levels to decrease the possibility of reproduction during stressful times. The biochemistry of how chronic stress affects a man’s reproductive system is not yet completely understood. However, it is clear that several important body systems are disrupted the result of which can lead to sexual dysfunction and infertility.
Increased sympathetic nervous system and decreased parasympathetic systems function caused by stress lead to decreased blood flow and sensitivity. Good blood flow and nerve function at important for sexual arousal and in achieving an erection. Poor blood circulation is associated with aging and cardiovascular disease can lead to erectile dysfunction.
Atlanta GainsWave at Taylor Medical Group gets to the root of the problem by providing cutting edge screening tests to identify men with decreased blood flow and nerve function, low testosterone levels, and other medical conditions i.e. high blood pressure and diabetes that can cause ED. We provide customized and state of the art comprehensive therapies i.e. male hormone replacement, bremalanotide peptide therapy, testosterone pellets, specialized IV nutritional treatments, GainsWave acoustic shockwave therapy P-shot and specially formulated nutritional supplements to treat many of the reversible causes of ED, Peyronie’s disease and premature ejaculation.*