ED more prevalent than previously thought

Specialists in treatment of erectile dysfunction recognize that ED is more prevalent than previously recognized.

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction can affect younger men as well as older men. Men often experience difficulty obtaining an erection hard enough for penetration or difficulty maintaining an erection. 

ED in young men is caused by a great variety of problems. Penile pain during sex caused by phimosis or short frenulum leads to ED. Surprisingly in these young men ED can be easily cured with adult circumcision or frenulectomy. Back pain, perineal pain and prostatitis can also lead to sexual dysfunction. Peyronie's disease in men can also lead to severe ED.

A top urologist in NYC, Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger who is a Director of Urology at New York Urology Specialists says "in the end erection is a vascular event and it's all about blood flow."

Currently, PDE5 inhibitor pills such as Cialis, Viagra, Levitra, and Stendra are used for treatment for ED; penile injection treatment with Trimix as well as penile implant are effective as well.

According to Dr. Shteynshlyuger, "Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy for ED (ED-SWT) is the latest innovation in treatment of ED without pills. The MediSpec ED1000 penile shockwave treatment and Renova Linear Shockwave therapy for ED (LSWT) have been shown to be effective."

According to Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, Director of Urology at New York Urology Specialists, "EDSWT is a good treatment option for men with ED." He adds that with treatments such as EDSWT and Urolift, "men do not have to choose between health and quality of life."


New York Urology Specialists


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