A Barometer for Your Health
Pay attention, as your erection can be a great barometer for your overall health and wellness!Why? Because erectile dysfunction is a sign of a severe dysfunction in your body that needs immediate attention and a prompt diagnosis.
At Steel City Men’s Clinic (SCMC), we specialize in the wellness of the entire man, body, mind and spirit. Some of the most damaging health complications to occur in a man’s body, mind and spirit are the signs and symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED).
The direct effects of ED can be devastating. ED takes away from the core of what it is to be a man. It can affect what a man stands for, his confidence, his drive, the way he sees himself, the way he works, lives and even plays. In turn, it puts stress on his entire life and his relationships.
Sure, ED happens to most guys at some time in their lives, but it is not something that should be ignored with the hope that it will go away on its own or simply accepted as a normal symptom of aging. ED should be a warning light for men that causes them to think, “Something is wrong here. Something is not working right. It’s time to get an overhaul.” Blood vessels in the penis are smaller than other vessels in the body, so clogged arteries, heart disease and high blood pressure can all manifest as ED before something more serious like a stroke or heart attack occurs. Pay attention to your erections!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Today, ED is becoming the modern-day plague of men, affecting men starting in their 20s and higher. A staggering 52 percent of men over the age of 40 suffer from ED, according to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study.
ED is increasingly prevalent with age. Approximately 40 percent of men are affected by age 40, and nearly 70 percent of men are affected by age 70. Currently, age is the variable most strongly associated with ED; however, the numbers are becoming increasingly higher as younger and younger men, some in their 20s even, are reporting they also suffer from ED.
CAUSES OF ED
ED is caused by anything that impedes blood flow to the penis. It affects over 30 million men, which means a large number of men are in danger of dying from a serious illness. Many different factors can contribute to the cause of ED, including:
- Increasing age
- Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and Type 2
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
- Nerve damage
- Alcohol and drugs
- Heart disease
Medication as a Cause of ED
Be aware that some types of medication may cause or contribute to ED. Most people don’t have any idea that their ED may be linked to any of the below medications, especially antidepressants. SCMC is here to help you make decisions about which treatment protocols will be best for you and, in some cases, determine whether a medication change may be warranted under the guidance of your primary care physician. Medication that is known to contribute to ED includes:
- Alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs
- Cardiovascular agents
- Cytotoxic agents
- Hormones and hormone-active agents
Your ED Evaluation
SCMC is equipped with the most experienced medical staff in the Pittsburgh tri-state area to perform your wellness evaluation, during which we will work to find the source of your ED and determine the appropriate treatment for you. Every patient with ED is unique in their anatomy, desires, stresses, lifestyle and family history. It takes a qualified and astute doctor and staff to uncover the baseline cause or causes of your ED. At SCMC, our ability to get to the core of the issue differentiates us from others in our field by allowing us to give you the most accurate diagnosis and provide the treatment you deserve. As strange as it sounds, getting evaluated for your ED could save your life! Take it seriously and get expert help.
Treatments Used at SCMC
SCMC’s treatments focus on targeting the cause of the dysfunction. We use oral medication therapies as well as injectable and oral peptide therapies. Evaluation and optimization of hormones are critical. Unique to SCMC is an additional evaluation and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as the possible source of ED. We use only the most advanced and effective sound wave, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and penile pump equipment, as well as the highest-quality biologics, bioidentical hormones and nutraceuticals on the market today.
At SCMC, we are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating our equipment, our products and our procedures to keep up with new technology and provide you with the absolute best and most complete evaluation and treatment currently available.
Take your ED seriously and do so now. It could save your life. Call SCMC at 412-699-0242 today!
The clinicians at the Steel City Men’s Clinic understand the stresses and challenges men face in their lives today, and how this can affect performance at work and at home. We use the latest procedures and technologies to help you!
Don’t put it off any longer! A happier, healthier you is just a phone call away.
|17 Brilliant Ave. Suite 202B
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
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