Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual problem affecting as many as 30 million men. If ED negatively impacts your self-confidence and intimate relationships, board-certified family physician Stephen Carter, MD, and his medical team can help. At Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center in Cibolo, Texas, they offer revolutionary GAINSWave and other innovative erectile dysfunction treatments to restore your quality of life. Call Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when you have trouble getting or keeping an erection firm enough for satisfactory sexual activity. It’s common to have ED every so often, but if it happens regularly or interferes with your personal relationships, Dr. Carter and his team can help.
Erectile dysfunction is caused by various factors. It might result from one or more of the following:
Dr. Carter works with you to determine the cause of your ED and establish a treatment that best matches your needs.
To determine a treatment plan, Dr. Carter reviews your medical history and symptoms, completing an examination if necessary. He may use blood, urine, or imaging tests to rule out or diagnose underlying medical conditions.
Once you have a diagnosis of ED, Dr. Carter might recommend one or more of the following ED treatments:
Dr. Carter and his team use GAINSWave extracorporeal shockwave therapy to treat ED. GAINSWave uses low-frequency acoustic sound waves to stimulate new blood vessel growth, increase blood flow, and enhance sexual function.
During this noninvasive procedure, Dr. Carter applies a special probe coated in gel to your penis. The procedure takes 15-20 minutes and it’s drug-free, with no downtime.
Treating underlying diseases that cause erectile dysfunction, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes, can improve your condition. Dr. Carter offers exercise and nutrition counseling and medical weight loss to reduce ED associated with obesity.
In some cases, Dr. Carter recommends taking medications to treat ED and restore your sex life. He might suggest hormone therapy if your testosterone levels are low, or medications that enhance erections.
Dr. Carter recommends the least invasive ED treatment first and treats medical conditions that contribute to your erectile dysfunction. He reviews your options and preferences to determine which ED treatment best matches your needs.
Don’t live with erectile dysfunction when simple, noninvasive ED treatments are readily available at Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center. Call for an appointment today or use the online scheduler.