Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a name that is used to explain the incapacity to get an erection and the ability to sustain that erection in order to complete the intercourse. It is significant to bear in mind that every male will some time or the other experience the irregular bedroom slump and at times for many nights in a line. This may be due to the reasons like fatigue, illness, or having an argument with someone and even a bad day at work. Erectile dysfunction can only be analyzed when it is a regular feature - frequently for a phase of more than 2 weeks.

  • Vasculogenic etiologies represent the largest group, with arterial or inflow disorders being the most common.
  • Psychogenic Causes of ED:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Fatigue
    • Guilt
    • Stress
    • Marital Discord
  • Organic Causes
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Neurologic causes (lumbar disc, MS, CVA)
    • Priapism
    • Hormonal deficiency
  • End Organ Failure
  • Blockage of Blood Vessels
  • Venous Leak
  • Vasculogenic etiologies represent the largest group, with arterial or inflow disorders being the most common.
  • Spinal cord injuries: 5% - 80%
  • Pelvic and urogenital surgery and radiation
  • Substance abuse
  • Alcohol: > 600ml/wk
  • Smoking amplifies other risk factors
  • Medications may be responsible for ~ 25% of cases of ED Certain medications such as Anti depressants, Anticholinergics…

Newer strategy of assessment o Erectile Dysfunction is not the mere Grading protocols followed earlier with the onset of the fact

" ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION STANDS A S A MEASURE OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION ".

Based on this we at ANDROCARE assess the micro and macro vascular health assessment using various new modalities viz., PERISCOPE, ENDOPAT etc.. to complete the evaluation of Erectile Dysfunction apart from other tools like

  • Detailed Pycho sexual examination(History taking)
  • Grading/Self Assessment Of Erection(IIEF Score)
  • Blood Tests and Hormonal Analysis (Testosterone levels, Prolactin etc..)
  • Metabolic Syndrome assessment
  • Nocturnal Penile Tumescence Monitoring(RIGI Scan)
  • ENDOPAT/PERISCOPE-The newer modalities to assess Endothelial dysfunction

Treatment Options include

  • Oral Medications
  • Injection Therapy
  • Life Style Modification
  • Vacuum Constriction Device
  • Surgery(Penile Prosthesis/Implants)
  • Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy-For the first time in Andhra Pradesh. A novel, non invasive, painless treatment option for Erectile Dysfunction which improves blood flow to the penis.

    Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), presently being used in the handling of urinary stones, Cardiology, Wound Healing, Neurology, Plastic Surgery. Shock waves are being used for treating of poor blood flow in Erectile Dysfunction problems. This particular therapy offers sustained perfection and probable cure for ED. It helps a man to come back and have a more normal erection.

Treatment Protocol will be

  • Out Patient Treatment
  • Painless
  • Total 6 to 8 sittings over 4 weeks

With this ESWT, it is now possible to ascertain a rapid, effective and affordable outpatient treatment that can be put into use as many times as required without any side-effects. This treatment is very good and provides amazing results as far as erectile dysfunction is concerned.