Having difficulty getting and sustaining an erection from time to time isn’t necessarily cause for concern. But if it’s affecting your quality of life, Dr. Raul Hernandez and Dr. Brian Grady at Fog City Urology in Duboce Triangle, San Francisco, can help. These leading urologists specialize in men’s health and offer advanced treatment options using special ultrasound technology with GainsWave® for erectile dysfunction (ED). If you’d like more information about ED, call the office or book an appointment online.
ED is a medical condition that affects a man’s ability to get and sustain an erection for sexual intercourse. Nearly 30 million men have ED. While it’s not uncommon to experience difficulty getting an erection now and then, if you’re having difficulty more than half of the time, then it may be ED.
You may be experiencing ED for a number of reasons, including:
ED may also be a sign of a chronic health condition such as heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, or Peyronie’s disease, which is when scar tissue forms in your penis.
Symptoms of ED include:
ED may affect your sense of self and lead to depression, difficulty sleeping, or performance anxiety.
As specialists in men’s health, Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Grady understand how ED can affect many aspects of your life, and they want you to feel comfortable sharing your story and your concerns, both physical and emotional.
Treatment for ED varies with its particular cause. The team at Fog City Urology may recommend first treating any underlying medical conditions before suggesting more direct courses of action.
If you’re still experiencing ED, the next step is often medication, such as Viagra® or Cialis®. If all other options fail, the doctors might recommend penile pumps and implants.
Getting moderate to strenuous exercise most days of the week may also help clear up your ED, but get the OK from Dr. Hernandez or Dr. Grady before starting a serious exercise regimen.
GainsWave® is an advanced ultrasound procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to improve sexual function in men. The sound waves stimulate growth of new blood vessels in your penis and removal of plaque from existing blood vessels to improve blood flow.
Treatment also improves sensitivity and orgasms.
The painless GainsWay procedure takes about 15 minutes and is done in the doctor’s office. To get the most benefits, Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Grady recommend six to 12 treatments. But results last for up to three years.
*Individual results may vary