Sexual Health

Enjoy an active, healthy sex life again.

If Erectile Dysfunction is affecting your quality of life, we can help. We offer specially designed treatments to address the root cause of your ED so you can enjoy an active, healthy, satisfying sex life once again.

What is Erectile Dysfunction/

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection long enough to have sex. Most men find the condition highly emasculating and difficult to discuss, even with professional health care providers. This is unfortunate because ED can be alleviated or cured when properly treated and it is critical to your overall health and wellness to identify the underlying cause of your condition.

Sex is a very important part of life for many men. In addition to reproduction and pleasure, a healthy sex life has many other surprising benefits; it boosts your immune system, improves sleep, eases stress, and reduces the risk of prostate cancer and heart attacks. While there are many factors that can negatively affect a man’s sexual health and performance, ED is the most common.  Most sexually active men experience some form of ED during their lives, but these experiences are usually short-lived and resolve themselves.  Persistent ED usually points to a larger health problem and has the potential to severely impact your quality of life.

What causes ED?

There are many internal systems involved in your ability to get an erection, including your blood vessels, hormones, nerves, muscles, and emotions. A problem within any one of these systems can lead to erectile dysfunction, but the most common is vascular disease or abnormal function of the arteries and blood vessels that bring blood to the penis.

Cardiovascular disease occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries, damaging the blood vessels and reducing blood flow to the heart. Blood flow is critical to creating and maintaining an erection. When a man is sexually stimulated, his arteries widen so that the penis can fill with blood and become erect. As men age, the blood vessels in the penis weaken and fill with micro-plaque, just as they do elsewhere in the body over time. These conditions hinder blood flow to the penis, resulting in weaker erections. In more severe cases, men are unable to achieve an erection at all.

The blood vessels in the penis are among the smallest in the body, so any vascular issues will be experienced there first. Like a canary in a coal mine, erectile dysfunction can be thought of as an early warning signal. It is imperative to identify and treat the root cause of the problem before it compromises more than just your sex life.

ED Treatment Options

For many years, men with ED have resorted to oral medications, such as Viagra and Cialis. These medications work by enhancing the effects of a natural chemical produced by the body called nitric oxide, which helps to relax the muscles and increase blood flow in the penis.  However, these drugs only provide temporary relief, they don’t address the root cause of ED for some and can bring unwanted side-effects and risks.

At Belcara Health, we offer many effective treatments for erectile dysfunction. Dr. Eric Nager, a double-board certified physician specializing in Integrative Medicine and Men’s Sexual Health, will help you identify and treat the root cause of your erectile dysfunction.

During your consultation, Dr. Nager will discuss your concerns, review your medical history, and perform a thorough physical exam. Testing may include blood tests and urine tests.

Should diagnostic testing indicate low testosterone, Dr. Nager may recommend Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to restore your hormone levels to a more healthy, balanced state. As men age, testosterone levels decline, creating a range of unwanted symptoms, including low libido and erectile dysfunction. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) restores lost testosterone to improve both sexual performance and overall quality of life.

For patients with cardiovascular concerns, we offer specialized treatments that can quickly improve the health and function of the blood vessels and nerve tissues that supply blood to the penis for more immediate relief of erectile dysfunction. These groundbreaking, minimally invasive treatments, known as Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (also called the P-Shot) and GAINSWave Therapy, can help men achieve erections on their own, naturally and spontaneously, without the aid of medication.

GAINSWave Therapy

A Breakthrough Solution for OPTIMAL SEXUAL PERFORMANCE AT ANY AGE

GAINSWave Therapy is a treatment protocol using high-frequency acoustic wave energy to break up the micro-plaque in blood vessels and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and nerve tissues in the penis. The resulting improved blood flow helps men obtain stronger, sustainable erections in response to sexual stimulation. The growth of new healthy nerve tissue in the penis helps to improve sensitivity and sensation, increasing sexual pleasure and improving orgasms.

What are the Benefits?

GAINSWave Therapy often referred to as Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, provides great improvements to the sexual health of men with ED, including:

  • Improves sexual performance
  • Fuller, harder, longer-lasting erections
  • More spontaneous erections
  • Increases sensitivity and sensation in the penis
  • Better orgasms
  • Decreased recovery time between orgasms
  • Relief from Peyronie’s Disease
  • Enhanced confidence and overall quality of life

Who Benefits from GAINSWave Therapy?

GAINSWave Therapy works only for ED patients who have an underlying vascular issue. Men with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity often have vascular ED and are good candidates. GAINSWave Therapy will not work for ED caused by a nervous system dysfunction or mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, or multiple sclerosis.

You do not have to suffer from ED to benefit from GAINSWave Therapy. Anyone interested in optimizing their sexual performance can benefit from this therapy.

What can I expect during the procedure?

GAINSWave Therapy is performed with a hand-held device applied to the targeted area, coated with a special ultrasound gel, to transfer the acoustic waves efficiently and smoothly. The procedure is essentially pain-free, although some men may experience a tingling sensation in the treated areas. Each treatment lasts about twenty minutes. For optimal performance, we generally recommend 6-12 treatments. You should notice an improvement within 3-4 weeks, which will last 1-3 years. Maintenance treatments are recommended for optimal performance over time.

GAINSWave Therapy is a safe and effective treatment that is non-invasive, drug-free, and surgery-free. It is performed in-office and provides long-lasting results.

 

P-Shot Therapy

P-Shot Therapy is a drug-free, non-surgical, all-natural approach to treating ED. Also known as Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) Therapy, this treatment harnesses the restorative power of your own cells to improve the quality of your erections, and overall sexual sensation, satisfaction, and performance.

How does P-Shot Therapy for ED work?

Our blood contains platelets with healing “growth factors” that provide important biological functions, such as stimulating stem cells and promoting blood vessel formation. P-Shot Therapy involves separating the healing “growth factors” in your blood and re-injecting them back into your body through shot treatment. The injection floods the area with restorative blood cells that immediately begin revitalizing the muscle, tissue, and nerves. Your body’s own natural healing growth factors work to improve the health of your erectile tissue, stimulate the formation of new blood vessels and increase blood flow to the penis, resulting in stronger erections and enhanced sensitivity.

What are the benefits of P-Shot Therapy?

  • Minimal to no side effects and risks (because it’s derived from your body’s own blood)
  • Natural and non-invasive (drug, chemical, and surgery-free)
  • No Discomfort and no downtime
  • Long-lasting results (about one year)
  • No heart-related risks (unlike Viagra and Cialis).
  • Increase in sensation, pleasure, and confidence
  • Effectively treats Peyronies Disease (curved penis)
  • Makes other therapies, like GAINSWave, Viagra or Cialis, more effective.

What can I expect during the procedure?

  • Numbing lidocaine cream is applied to the penis. (The procedure is virtually painless).
  • Blood is drawn from the arm (just like when you have a blood test done).
  • Using a specialized centrifuge, the technician will separate stem cells from the red and white blood cells.
  • The platelets are transferred into another tube where a few drops of calcium chloride solution trick the platelets into thinking that they are in the body and the body has been injured.
  • The platelets release growth factors into the liquid of the tube.
  • The liquid is transferred into a syringe and injected into the penis using a tiny needle and in a way that distributes the growth factors using the healing power of stem cells to enhance your sexual performance.

The stem cell growth factors then stimulate the formation of new, healthy blood vessels, allowing for better blood flow to the penis for better, fuller erections, improved sensation, and overall enhanced sexual performance and satisfaction.

As with all treatments, individual responses to ED Therapies will vary. Some patients may benefit from combining Wave and P-Shot Therapies, and possibly oral medications as well.

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Why Belcara Health?

If you are ready to treat your ED and improve your sexual performance, the practice you select is your most important decision. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

At Belcara Health, our medical team is renowned for providing results that significantly improve our patients’ quality of life.  We will listen carefully to your concerns and goals, answer all your questions and help you make informed choices. We believe in educating you about your treatment options because you know your body best and you should be a partner on your journey toward a happier, healthier, more vibrant life.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our five-star services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

Learn more about how we can help improve the quality of your erections and overall sexual sensation, satisfaction, and performance. Schedule your private consultation today by calling 410.296.0414 or contact us online.

Our practitioner who specializes in Integrative Medicine:

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Dr. Eric C. Nager

Board Certified Physician and Integrative Medicine Specialist

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