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Erectile Dysfunction Overview

Charlotte's Most Comprehensive ED Treatments

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Millions of men experience erectile dysfunction every year. More often than not, ED can become a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness.

There are variety of reasons why men develop problems with erectile dysfunction. These can be related medical problems where blood flow and nerves are not functioning optimally. Some examples of these causes are heart health issues, mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, alcohol or smoking, some prescription medications, and certain diseases. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity may be at risk for erectile dysfunction.

Aside from health issues, aging can be a major culprit for erectile dysfunction. As men get older, blood vessels in the penis are naturally affected, weakening to the point where they fill with micro-plaque. The congestion and clogging in blood vessels can make it more difficult for men to get erections because sensitivity in the penis is lowered.


Common Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction?

While erectile dysfunction can be an issue many men don’t want to talk about, it is important to know that you're not alone. Good news is that there are several solutions to the problem that don't involve surgery. Some of the symptoms of erectile dysfunction that Dr. Hettiarachchi looks for include:

  • The inability to achieve or maintain an erection
  • Low libido or sex drive
  • A decrease in fertility
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Lack of natural lubrication
  • Decreased sensitivity
  • Poor sexual stamina
  • Loss of pleasure in sexual encounters
  • The inability to achieve orgasm

We have successfully helped hundreds of men regain their youthful function.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

More than 80% of men with erectile dysfunction can trace it back to a physical problem or disorder. It is generally quite simple to identify, after which a physician can recommend treatment that can help restore the patient's sexual experience.

Some examples of physical disorders that can cause ED are:

  • An injury (often to the brain or spine)
  • A disease (including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol)
  • An operation (including prostate gland removal)
  • Use of substances like tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or certain medications

Charlotte's Pelvic and Sexual Health Specialist

Dr. John Hettiarachchi provides expert treatments for erectile dysfunction at the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health in Cornelius, NC.

He is Board Certified in Urology with subspeciality certification in pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He was also elected  into the American College of Surgeons.

Upon understanding your medical history and symptoms, Dr. Hettiarachchi customizes a treatment plan to help you improve your symptoms and/or  improve your sexual health.

Dr. Hettiarachchi Customizes an ED Treatment For You

ED Treatments Available at the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health

GAINSWave Acoustic Pulsewave Therapy

Symptoms Treated by Gainswave Acoustic Pulsewave Therapy:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Sensitivity and Sensation
  • Male Sexual Performance

PRP (The P-Shot)

Symptoms Treated by the PRP

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Penis Enlargement
  • Male Sexual Performance

Coloplast Penile Implants

Symptoms Treated by Coloplast Penile Implants:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Male Sexual Performance