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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment in Ottawa

What is erectile dysfunction?

An erection is the firming of the penis, aided by good arteries and blood vessels within the corpus cavernosa. Normal testosterone levels and mental excitation are important, along with the retention of venous blood flow in the male genitalia to keep the penis firm enough for sex.

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. The occasional problem with getting an erection is normal and not cause for concern, however when this starts to become a frequent and ongoing issue, you may need to seek treatment from an ED specialist.

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What causes erectile dysfunction?

ED can be caused by physical health problems, mental health problems, emotional difficulties, or a combination of all three. Some known risk factors for erectile dysfunction are:

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep disorders
  • Tobacco and alcohol use
  • Heart disease
  • Clogged blood vessels
  • Lack of exercise

Though ED is more common in men over the age of 50, it can occur at any point in adulthood. Growing old also does not necessarily result in ED. 

Can stress lead to erectile dysfunction?

Yes, psychological factors such as stress, anxiety and depression can all contribute to erectile dysfunction. Mental health conditions can affect how the brain signals the body’s physical response, including allowing extra blood flow to the penis.

There is also a vicious cycle effect where stress and anxiety about ED can contribute to the continued incidences of ED. Instead of continuously stressing about erectile dysfunction, we recommend you take action to treat the problem early on. 

Can I cure erectile dysfunction at home?

There are several factors you can work on by yourself that can help prevent or alleviate ED:

  • Improve your diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Quit smoking
  • Limit or avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Try to reduce stress triggers

However, if ED becomes a persistent problem, we encourage you to seek the help of a physician. Our sexual wellness clinic offers a comprehensive treatment plan that does not involve surgical procedures or prescription medications.

Treating Erectile Dysfunction: Our Methods

The P-Shot

The P-Shot, also known as the Priapus shot, involves us first taking a blood sample from the patient’s arm. Then, using a proprietary technique, we extract the growth factors from the blood, called platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The PRP is then injected into several areas of the penis, including the corpus cavernosum, the area of the penis that is the most important for sexual response.

PRP has the potential to increase collagen production in the area, allowing for a greater appearance. PRP also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, which allows for an increase in blood flow, resulting in a larger and firmer erection.

Learn more about the P-Shot

Shockwave Therapy

This non-invasive treatment consists of high-intensity sound waves that help to clear away plaque from the blood vessels, as well as stimulating the growth of new blood vessels. This process ultimately generates a natural mechanism in the treated area which allows for more blood flow, creating firmer erections and helping to improve erectile dysfunction.

We recommend 6-12 treatments for maximum effectiveness. At Inovo, we offer a more powerful treatment than typical protocols, focusing the waves on 11 areas compared to 5, along with 9000 “shocks” versus the typical 3000.

Penile Botox®

In recent years, doctors have found that Botox® can be useful for more than just getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. Penile Botox® consists simply of 2 injections into the corpus cavernosa of the penis, helping to increase the production of new blood vessels. It’s a simple yet effective method for treating erectile dysfunction. At Inovo, all injections are carried by a medical doctor.

What ED treatment is right for me?

We offer a wide variety of erectile dysfunction treatments because every person is different. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may recommend one or multiple solution. If you’re considering a medical solution for your erectile dysfunction, the first step is to get a consultation with our ED doctors in Ottawa today!