ED is sometimes an unfortunate side effect of a disease. Men who have Diabetes, decreased testosterone levels, high blood pressure, an enlarged prostate, may get ED. Smoking, alcohol misuse, or certain medications can also cause ED. It can even be the result of every day pressures such as anxiety or stress. Fortunately, no matter what the cause, Erectile Dysfunction can be successfully treated.
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Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
There are many options available to effectively treat ED
ED affects more than 18 million men in the U.S alone. Most of these men are over 40 years old, although it can strike you no matter what your age may be. 40% of 40- year-old males suffer from ED and the numbers go up as you age — you are not alone!
Learn more about erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments near you and how they can help to restore confidence.
About Erectile Dysfunction
Here's a look at ED and how our treatments in eastern Michigan helps men just like you.
While some men respond well to oral ED treatments such as Viagra or Cialis, others have uncomfortable or even dangerous side effects to these medications. In those cases, custom compounded medications can be used successfully to treat ED.
Options available to Treat ED
Dr. Quinn offers 2 services that can be used alone or in combination with other treatment modaliites- the P-Shot and GainsWave.
The injectable medications Papaverine, Phentolamine, Alprostadil (Prostaglandin E1), Atropine, Chlorpromazine, and/or Forskolin are used individually or in combination. While an injectable ED medication may sound intimidating or even painful, the treatment involves very little discomfort and is an easy and very effective way to treat ED.
Dr. Quinn is one of only a handful of physicians in the state of Michigan to be certified to perform both procedures.
Alternatives to Viagra or Cialis
If you suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), it’s important to know that you are not alone! This extremely common condition affects millions of men. The most common scenario is to see your doctor, get a prescription for Viagra or Cialis (or another ED prescription medication), and use it according to your doctor’s instructions.
There are, however, reasons someone might want to avoid drugs and seek alternatives to Viagra or Cialis for their ED symptoms.
Who should not take Viagra or Cialis?
Those with certain medical conditions, like heart disease, should not take Viagra or Cialis, especially while on nitrates. Additionally, taking Viagra or Cialis with uncontrolled high blood pressure or while on hypertension drugs (beta-blockers) is not recommended.
Some other medications and conditions that suggest you should find alternatives to Viagra or Cialis include:
- Illicit drug use – Nitrates (aka “Poppers”), cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamines, and speed
- Anabolic steroids
- Certain antibiotics, antifungals, and antivirals
Even if you don’t use any drugs or have any conditions that disqualify you from using Viagra or Cialis, you may prefer a more natural lifestyle and want to avoid taking drugs to treat your ED symptoms. Perhaps you’ve used Viagra or Cialis in the past and experienced less than desirable results or side effects.
Like with any drug, Viagra and Cialis have the potential to cause negative side effects that many men may want to avoid. Some possible side effects of these ED medications include:
- Vision changes
- Back or muscle pain
- Dizziness and nausea
- Allergic reactions
- Cardiovascular problems
Whatever your reasons, the experienced physicians at Cratus Medical Vitality Institute in Michigan are happy to help you find the alternatives to Viagra or Cialis that work for you.
Cratus Medical’s drug-free treatments for ED
If you thought Viagra or Cialis were the only options to address ED, think again! There are many non-invasive and natural treatments that make great alternatives to erectile dysfunction drugs.
GAINSWave is an acoustic sound wave-based therapy that many men turn to as an alternative to Viagra or Cialis. In Michigan, in fact, it is one of the most popular sexual wellness treatments for men. When the energy penetrates penile tissue, it increases blood flow to the area, repairing old or damaged blood vessels and encouraging new blood vessel growth to result in stronger erections.
GAINSWave can also treat Peyronie’s Disease, or an upward curve to your penis because of scar tissue in the shaft. This curve can make sex complicated and/or painful. The sound waves emitted by GAINSWave, however, disrupt this tissue and correct the curve. Within just several months of GainsWave treatments, Peyronie’s disease sufferers experience relief.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
It’s well known that testosterone imbalances can make achieving or keeping an erection difficult or even impossible. At Cratus Medical, we can evaluate your hormone levels to supplement the exact amount of testosterone you need to alleviate your symptoms.
Besides being a good alternative to Viagra or Cialis, testosterone replacement therapy can also address other symptoms you might experience like:
- Weight gain
- Decreased drive and motivation
- Mood changes
- Low libido
The P-Shot®, or Priapus Shot, improves erectile dysfunction, penis size, and overall sexual wellness in men. We also use the treatment to help with Peyronie’s disease.
The P-Shot uses platelet-rich plasma or PRP from your blood to rejuvenate the penis. In our experience, the growth factors in PRP revive aged or damaged tissues, resulting in better function. After a simple blood draw and spin in a centrifuge, we gently inject your PRP into your penis.
After the procedure, our patients can benefit from:
- Increased penis size
- Strengthened penis
- Straightened penis
- Increased circulation within the penis for a healthier organ
- Increased sensation and pleasure
- Relief from Peyronie’s disease
Exosomes are tiny vesicles on the outer rim of your stem cells that carry biochemical messages through proteins, RNA, and mRNA. They flow within all bodily fluids—blood, urine, saliva, and semen—sending communications throughout your body to disrupt dysfunction and stimulate cell repair.
When used specifically as an alternative to Viagra or Cialis, we have observed injected exosomes to quickly address cell damage in the penis. This treatment is especially beneficial for men who experience ED after pelvic surgery, such as for prostate or colon cancer.
We may approach your unique treatment for ED with exosomes alone, or we may add the exosomes to your P-Shot® to add additional regenerative power to the growth factors in your PRP.
The medical community widely accepts that when used therapeutically, stem cells offer incredible regenerative abilities. One of the latest uses for stem cells is in the penis, where studies suggest they can help prevent or treat erectile dysfunction.
Stem cells can stimulate the restoration of penile tissues as well as the blood vessels and nerves which are in that area. Over time, the stem cells can encourage better function which results in easier-to-achieve erections for you.
Like exosomes, we can also use stem cells independently or we can include stem cells in your P-Shot® injection to more comprehensively treat your symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
The key difference in our alternatives to Viagra and Cialis
While Viagra and Cialis certainly provide many men with what they need to overcome erectile dysfunction (an instant erection), these drugs do nothing to address the root cause of the disorder.
When you seek alternatives to Viagra and Cialis at Cratus Medical Vitality Institute in Michigan, it’s important to understand that erectile dysfunction treatments take time. The good news? You address physical causes* of your erectile dysfunction, like excess scar tissue, damaged and aged cells, reduced blood flow, and more. This allows you to avoid drugs and find relief from your ED symptoms for good.
While the treatments we offer for ED provide long-lasting results, they cannot stop the aging process. To maintain the results from initial GAINSWave treatments, the P-Shot, or stem cell therapy, our patients typically need to schedule follow-up treatments every 12 to 18 months.
*Important note: Whether you choose to treat your ED symptoms with Viagra, Cialis, hormones, or a combination of our alternative treatments, these therapies don’t necessarily address psychological causes of ED, like anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. Porn addiction may also play a role in experiencing symptoms of ED.