Erectile Dysfunction

Doctors Weight Clinic

Weight Loss Center & Regenerative Medicine located in Chula Vista, CA, El Cajon, CA & Laguna Hills, CA

Erectile dysfunction is common and affects as many as 30 million men in the United States. Though erectile dysfunction may develop from many causes, there are numerous treatment options to improve sexual function and health. At Doctors Weight Clinic in El Cajon, Chula Vista, and Laguna Hills, California, Marcel Brysk, MD, and the team offer many innovative treatment options for men struggling with erectile dysfunction. Call the office closest to you, or book an appointment using the website’s scheduling tool.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Erectile dysfunction, also called impotence, occurs when you’re not able to get or maintain an erection long enough to have a satisfying sexual experience. Though it’s not uncommon for men to have problems getting an erection from time to time, erectile dysfunction is a more chronic problem.

With ED, you may not be able to get an erection during every sexual encounter, your erection may not last long enough for intercourse, or you may not be able to get an erection at all. 

Erectile dysfunction is a serious medical condition that may affect your physical and mental health and shouldn’t be ignored. 


What causes ED?

Your brain, emotions, hormones, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles all play a vital role in your arousal and ability to get and maintain an erection. Any problem that affects one or more of these components may cause erectile dysfunction.

Common causes include:

  • Clogged blood vessels
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Low testosterone
  • Stress
  • Depression

Your erectile dysfunction may be temporary, or it may turn into a chronic problem. Your risk of developing ED increases as you get older.


How is erectile dysfunction treated?

The team at Doctors Weight Clinic offers many innovative treatments to improve ED. Treatment options include:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

PRP therapy is a form of regenerative medicine. It’s an injection created from a sample of your own blood that contains a high concentration of platelets, specialized proteins, and growth factors.

When injected into the shaft and head of the penis, PRP therapy stimulates the production of new blood vessels and nerve endings to improve penile health, erections, and sensation. 

Zimmer ZWave

The Zimmer ZWave is a nonsurgical, painless treatment for erectile dysfunction. The innovative tool uses high-energy radial shockwaves that increase blood circulation to the penis to improve health.

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)

For men with low blood testosterone levels, Doctors Weight Clinic offers TRT to restore hormone balance, stamina, and energy. 

Trimix

Trimix is an injection that relaxes the muscles in your penis and opens up the blood vessels to help you get an erection. The team teaches you how to give yourself the injection, which works within 5-15 minutes. 

Weight loss

Doctors Weight Clinic specializes in weight loss. If you’re struggling with your weight and it’s contributing to your ED, the team can devise a personalized plan to help you lose weight and keep it off.

To learn more about the erectile dysfunction treatments at Doctors Weight Clinic, call the office closest to you or request an appointment online.