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What Are Alternatives to ED Medications?

July 23, 2019 By , , ,

As men age, many experience problems with their sexual performance. A recent study revealed that 40% of 40 year old men experience erectile dysfunction. This percentage increases with age and is even higher for men who have heart disease, diabetes, poor eating habits and/or take certain medications. In our office, we see a high percentage of male patients with erectile issues. Many men will simply seek out one of the many medications that are available today. The Natural Path believes that alternative treatments not only work better and treat the source cause of the ED, but provide no side effects.

Isn’t it easier to just take a pill?

There are a variety of medications, such as Viagra and Cialis, that can be prescribed for erectile dysfunction. These drugs increase the amount of nitric oxide in your blood, which helps to widen blood vessels, especially those in the penis, and increases blood flow. More blood in the penis makes it easier to get and maintain and erection. These ED drugs have common minor side effects, such as headaches, body aches, dizziness, digestive issues, vision changes, sinus issues, and redness of the skin. Additionally, there can be severe side effects such as priapism (or erections lasting longer than hours), vision loss, and hearing issues.

Not all men should take ED pills. Men with uncontrolled blood pressure or prostate problems shouldn’t use ED medications. Additionally, men who have had a recent stroke or heart attack, take nitrate drugs, or have kidney or liver disease may not be candidates for these drugs.

So while taking a pill might seem easier, it’s actually much more complicated. Additionally, ED pills work only by increasing blood flow. They do not treat the root cause of your erectile dysfunction, which is our goal here at the Natural Path!

What are the alternatives?

Option 1: The GAINSWave™ is a break-through, non-invasive treatment for erectile dysfunction. This medical technology uses high frequency acoustical waves to open up existing blood vessels, as well as stimulate the formation of new vessels. The overall result is improved blood flow, which helps most males to obtain stronger and sustained erections. Learn more about GAINSWave!

Option 2: The P-Shot™ is harnesses the power of platelet-rich plasma to provide improved erectile function, greater penile sensation, increased stamina and improved sexual health. The P-Shot™ involves separating out the growth factors in your own blood and then re-injecting these growth factors or platelet rich plasma (PRP) back into your body in a specific penile injection. Learn more about the P-Shot!

Option 3: Testosterone optimization can restore hormone levels and reignite your energy and sex drive. As men age, hormones begin to decline, causing fatigue, weight gain, depression, and more. Testosterone replacement using pellet implants has proven to be safe, reliable and restorative to the body. Learn more about testosterone therapy!

Option 4: A combination of the above is usually our most preferred method of treatment and one that has the greatest impact on our patients. Taking into account your lifestyle, your symptoms, and your individual needs, we’ll create a custom solution specifically suited to your body.


Why take a little blue pill for the rest of your life? Our ED alternatives are office procedures that are non-surgical, drug-free, and have no known side effects. Call Dr. Madda today at 503-347-4625

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