What you Should Know About Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability maintain an erection through sexual activity, and despite what you may think, it is a natural, common thing. Many men experience ED during times of stress, but there are many other things, and it can sometimes be difficult to determine what causes Erectile dysfunction.

It can be a result of emotional and relationship problems, and may need to be addressed by a professional. When frequent, Erectile Dysfunction becomes a sign of health issues, and may need treatment.

Not all erection problems are caused by Erectile Dysfunction; they can be caused by premature ejaculation, delayed or absent ejaculation or lack of interest in sex. Some complications can be caused by particular medications.

About 75% of these issues are more complex, and they may result from vascular disease, neurological disease, diabetes or prostate related treatment. If you have erectile dysfunction, you should consult professional or doctor, even if you are embarrassed.

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction

Here are a few symptoms and causes of Erectile Dysfunction, as well as various treatment options and ways to deal with it.

  1. Erectile Dysfunction is often caused by diseases or conditions which are common with aging. It can come on as side effects of certain medications, prostate surgery, stress, relationship problems and depression.
  2. Over time as you get older, tissues become less elastic and nerve communication slows down. However, ED can happen at any age, when blood cannot stay in penis and you cannot keep an erection.
  3. Cardiovascular disease is another cause of the erectile dysfunction. It happens when clogged arteries affect not only blood vessels of heart, but the entire body.

What You Can Do

There are multiple remedies and treatments to help with Erectile Dysfunction. These treatments can range taking care of your own health to consulting a doctor. You may find an important step for you is to change habits, stop smoking or increase workouts. Your healthcare may provide you with some remedies to deal with emotional problems.

ED Treatments

There are some non-aggressive treatments that help with Erectile Dysfunction. Your health provider, or specialist can tell you about the side effects of these treatments. At Rorick Health and Sexual Wellness Institute, our doctors can go over the main treatments we focus on.

  • GAINSWave™
  • Penis Rejuvenation
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy


This is one of the most important elements. When your diet has a negative impact on your physical health, it can also affect your ability to have erection. Diets with few fruits and vegetables along with lots of fatty, fried, and processed food may contribute to decreased blood circulation in the body. Blood flow is important, and restricted blood flow in the coronary arteries can hinder blood flow within the penis.

Erectile Dysfunction is found to be less common among those who eat Mediterranean diet – fruits, vegetables, heart healthy fats including olive oil, fish, and wine. Changing up your diet can improve sexual function and maintains health.


Swimming, running, lifting and other forms of exercise are great to prevent ED. However, when men cycle often, it’s important to make sure bike fits them properly, wearing padded cycling pants, and stand up frequently while pedaling. If your not mindful, bicycle riding can cause Erectile Dysfunction. Both the blood vessels and the nerves that supply the penis can be damaged with excessive pressure. No-nose bike seats also protect in genital numbness and sexual dysfunction.

Get Healthy

A 42-inch waist man is more likely to struggle with erectile dysfunction than a 32-inch waist man. Getting to a healthy weight and staying in shape is good for your health, and losing weight can help with erectile dysfunction.

Obesity increases the risk of vascular diseases and diabetes, which are two major causes of Erectile Dysfunction. Another potential cause of ED is excessive fat that may interfere with hormones. Check with your doctor about making changes to a healthy lifestyle, or proper medications.

Herbal Supplements

There are natural remedies which may help in dealing with Erectile Dysfunction. With that, before taking the herbal supplements, you should consult a doctor. Supplements like L-Arginine, DHEA, Ginseng, Asparagus Racemosus, and Saw Palmetto have been publicized as sexual enhancers. Supplements like these can have side effects and/or interfere with prescribed medications, so that consultation is important.

The Future Of ED Treatment

GAINSWave is safe, proven and PAINLESS therapy that uses high frequency, low intensity sound waves that improves blood flow to your penis for an optimized sexual performance. This treatment can reverse ED.

It is a drug free, non-surgical, noninvasive, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and treatments take 15-20 minutes. Rorick Health and Sexual Wellness is a Certified GAINSWave™ provider and only uses an FDA cleared 1 medical device that is approved for improved blood flow.

PRP Penis Rejuvenation Therapy is a safe method using the patient’s own blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate your penis.  The blood-derived growth factors are naturally found in the body’s blood and the platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be very safe and effective.  This is is a natural remedy for impotence or erectile dysfunction treatment.

Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, is a kind of hormone therapy that uses all natural hormones that are biologically identical to the hormones naturally produced by your body. Hormone Replacement Therapy is prescribed based on an individual basis from specific lab results and the need of your body with the end goal being that you get just the right amount of hormones on a consistent basis. Our physicians take a comprehensive approach to your overall well-being. Therefore, we also strongly consider how each patient is feeling when treating hormone imbalance.