Erectile Dysfunction

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile Dysfunction (or ED or impotence) is a common condition that affects a man’s ability to achieve or maintain an erection during sex. According to studies on sexual performance and men aging, by the age of 50, nearly 50 percent of men experience sexual performance issues. And, that percentage increases by 10 percent each decade. Erectile Dysfunction itself is not considered dangerous, but the condition could be associated with more dangerous issues including: systematic vascular disease, heart conditions, renal failure, prostate cancer, depression, and others.


Who suffers from Erectile Dysfunction?

Though more typical in men age 40 and older, ED can manifest at any age. Many internal systems must be operating together, effectively, for male arousal: the brain, nervous system, cardiovascular system, hormones, and even emotions can help or hinder during sexual situations. Because so many factors can affect arousal, most—if not all—men can experience Erectile Dysfunction at one time or another.

Rate of Treatment Success?

Erectile dysfunction can be effectively treated around 90% of the time. Too many men wait for years to seek treatment for their ED. And this choice can have devastating effects on their emotional health, their relationships, their self-esteem, and more. 

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction?

Men suffering from ED may experience the following:

  • Trouble getting an erection

  • Trouble maintaining an erection

  • Lack of or reduced sexual desire

Because ED can manifest due to a number of factors ranging from the basic (one glass of wine too many) to the complex (heart disease or systematic vascular disease), experts recommend that men suffering with ED consult with a medical men’s sexual health professional for treatment.

How is Erectile Dysfunction Treated and What are the Potential Side Effects?

Due to the range of conditions and circumstances that cause Erectile Dysfunction, there are also a range of treatment options. Some treatments are simple and direct, including medications or stress relief; others require more serious management as part of a comprehensive health plan administered by a general practitioner. At New England Low-T Center & Wellness Clinic, we work to identify the most comfortable, immediate sources of relief for Erectile Dysfunction while also coordinating care when a more comprehensive health plan is needed.

Here are some treatment options to consider:

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

ESWT can help improve erection quality.  ESWT works by using high frequency acoustical waves as a way to activate the body’s own healing process and help it to generate better blood flow in the affected area. ESWT treatments may even help the body to create more blood-vessel pathways as it regenerates between sessions and help maintain results for extended periods of time.While each person will have their own level of erectile dysfunction and their own definition of success, there are studies showing symptom improvement in 76% of patients treated. Now, there are some out there who claim that ESWT alone is successful in improving ED symptoms in as many as 76% of patients treated. 

Benefits of ESWT

  • Drug Free & Surgery Free

  • Totally Non-invasive

  • Simple In-office Procedure

  • Over 75% Success Rate

  • No Downtime

  • Little to No Known Side Effects

Treatment differs from other procedures for many reasons including. It is completely non-invasive, drug and surgery free. The sessions treat the root cause improving blood flow, providing long-lasting patient results. The improvement in erectile function and overall sexual performance after treatment for men has been incredible. 

Thousands of men have reported:

  • Enhanced Erections

  • More Spontaneous Intimacy

  • Increased Sensation

  • Long-lasting Results

  • Better Orgasms

  • Overall Improved Sexual Performance

Oral/Sublingual Medications (Sildenafil (Viagra), Vardenafil (Levitra), Tadalafil (Cialis), and Avenafil):

Oral or sublingual medications work directly on the blood vessels, causing the arteries to the penis to expand. It will cause an erection, only when the man is sexually aroused.

Potential Side Effects: Headaches, facial flushing, backache, congestion, upset stomach, bluish tinge to vision or abnormal vision, hearing loss, and prolonged erections (priapism). These drugs cannot be taken with nitrates due to the possibility of decreased blood pressure. Caution should be used with Alpha blockers for prostate enlargement and/or high blood pressure due to the possibility of decreased blood pressure. May cause an erection.

Vacuum Therapy (a cylinder placed over the penis): By withdrawing air, a vacuum is created, mechanically enhancing the flow of blood into the penis. A rubber ring is placed at the base of the erect penis to trap blood and maintain the erection.

Potential Side Effects: Bruising, skin irritation and abrasions, discoloring of the penis, thickening of skin, vascular damage, pain, and diminished ejaculation. May cause an erection.

Injection Therapy (Tri-Mix, Caverject, Alprostadiol, Papaverine, Phentolamine): During this painless process, the patient uses a small needle to inject a powerful muscle relaxant into the base of the penis. The relaxation of the muscle tissue allows blood to flow into the erectile tissues in the penis, creating an erection.

Potential Side Effects: Pain, bruising and tenderness, scarring, bleeding, abnormal liver enzymes, and prolonged erection (priapism). May cause an erection.

Your experience with New England Low-T Center:

Our goal is to provide each and every customer with the highest level of professionalism, courteousness and care as possible. It is our vision & passion to help each person that walks through our door to reach their optimal health and truly live their best life.


We understand that talking openly about sensitive health or sexual issues can be uncomfortable. We strive to create a confidential and comfortable environment where patients can discuss and seek help overcoming these issues. We have created a discreet, relaxing environment, so that men of all ages and backgrounds can feel more comfortable getting the treatment that they deserve. Let New England Low-T Center and Men’s Health Clinic help you.