When it comes to men’s health, vascular erectile dysfunction is understandably frustrating to deal with, and especially difficult to talk about. There are many factors that cause ED, but unknown to many is a very direct relation between ED and cardiovascular health. In fact, the majority of erectile dysfunction cases come from pathology affecting the cardiovascular system, and these abnormalities often precede or co-exist with heart disease, and more specifically, atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis And ED

The correlation between atherosclerosis and ED is mainly related to how the heart pumps blood throughout the body. Atherosclerosis is brought on when blood vessels are not able to dilate properly, which eventually causes cholesterol to build up in the blood vessel walls and form plaques. These plaques narrow and slow down blood flow, and can sometimes completely stop blood from passing through. Atherosclerosis affects blood vessels throughout the entire body, and can cause angina, heart attacks, strokes, as well as ED.

In recent years, Quest Diagnostics has partnered with Cleveland HeartLab to develop a series of blood tests which identify inflammatory biomarkers that put people at risk for ED and atherosclerosis. While these tests do provide a reliable way to seek out early signs for these conditions, the remedy and treatment for actually having them is often over the counter medications. In fact, most standard treatments for vascular erectile dysfunction involve medications, surgeries, and even mechanical devices that are inconvenient, expensive, and risky. To combat these uncertainties pertaining to potential treatment, a less invasive, more natural alternative has been developed.

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Vascular Erectile Dysfunction Symptoms and Causes

The symptoms of erectile dysfunction are… easily distinguishable, but in terms of vascular erectile dysfunction, plenty of underlying factors can be present way ahead of time that might not cause the immediate alarm they should. What it really comes down to is blood flow, and if symptoms of erectile dysfunction are present, it very well may be a sign that your blood vessels are clogged to some severity. The term for plaque buildup within these arteries is then referred to as “atherosclerosis”.

Other contributory conditions for erectile dysfunction may include:

  • Heart disease
  • Vascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Low testosterone or hormone imbalance
  • Hypertension
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Andropause
  • Anxiety or stress

To properly diagnose any of these conditions, a complete interrogation of signs and symptoms of vascular disease, as well as a review of medications and other chronic illnesses which may have a vascular component, should be performed. This can help catch warning signs early, even as much as three to five years before a potential health crisis.

Acoustic Therapy For Erectile Dysfunction

The Acoustic Therapy and Aesthetics Center has recently developed a completely noninvasive treatment for erectile dysfunction that involves the use of specialized sound waves to stimulate blood flow and generate the growth of new, healthy blood vessels. This painless and convenient ED solution utilizes acoustic shock waves to break up plaque in the arteries, creating stronger and healthier blood flow. While conventional treatments for erectile dysfunction, such as pills, vacuums, and injections may help, they are short-term fixes that come with a lot of side effects. Acoustic shockwave therapy for ED is a modern approach that offers long-term results, more freedom to live in the moment, and no severe side effects.

In order to be recommended for treatment, patients must take a physical exam and answer a brief medical history questionnaire in order for a doctor to properly diagnose their condition. Before any treatment begins, our doctors will review other types of treatments or medications currently being taken for any health conditions that could be causing or worsening the erectile dysfunction condition. Medications for high blood pressure and depression often lead this list.

At Acoustic Therapy Center, we understand that vascular erectile dysfunction and men’s sexual health is often difficult to discuss. Our goal is to provide a safe, comforting environment to properly target any and all factors causing these conditions, while providing the proper treatment to fix the issue at hand. To learn more about Acoustic Therapy Center’s services and other important information, check out our detailed blogs. If you are interested in utilizing a natural approach to your health condition, contact us today or schedule an appointment.