If you or someone you know is suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), you should first know that it is actually quite common, especially in men over 40. It can be caused by many underlying issues, such as low testosterone, heart disease, atherosclerosis (clogged blood vessels), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, or Parkinson’s disease, among others. Thus, it is also a symptom of potentially fatal diseases so men suffering from this condition should get a medical evaluation right away, especially if their inability to get or sustain an erection persists.
The best treatment or therapy is dependent on the underlying cause which is another important reason to get a specialized medical evaluation, like the one offered at Balanced Medical Solutions. In some cases, ED can be cured! One such treatment, which can provide a permanent cure for some cases of ED is the revolutionary EPAT treatment, which does not involve surgery or medications. Yay!
EPAT stands for Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment. It is also known as Radial Pressure Wave Therapy and Low-Intensity Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Therapy (LIECST). This treatment uses pain-free, low-intensity acoustic shock waves, similar to ultrasound waves, to stimulate the creation of new microvascular blood vessels and increase blood supply to the penis. This provides many men with a pathway to optimum sexual performance through the achievement and maintenance of full, dependable erections. EPAT is particularly effective with patients who have erectile dysfunction (ED) due to cardiovascular disease. When a man has cardiovascular disease, atherosclerotic plaques can form in the penis artery walls, therefore blocking blood flow and the ability to obtain or maintain an erection.
Many patients see such a great improvement in their ability to get an erection that they no longer have to take medications for ED after they are done with their EPAT Treatment. This painless treatment can be received in a doctor’s office and for some men, one session is all they need. Thus, if you or someone you know have tried ED medications and have not achieved good results or prefer a permanent solution to ED, make sure to learn more about the EPAT treatment for ED offered at Balanced Medical Solutions.
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