Erectile Dysfunction at a glance

Maintaining a healthy and satisfying sex life is a key component to optimizing our physical health and emotional wellbeing. Although not uncommon, developing sexual health complications can be quite distressing to both you and your partner.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a highly common condition, and the risk for developing ED increases with age. In fact, it is estimated that 40% of men will develop ED by the time they reach 40 years of age, and this number continues to rise with age. In addition, those with pre-existing chronic health conditions (such as diabetes or hypertension) are much more likely to develop this condition.

Symptoms of ED

ED is diagnosed in men who cannot develop or maintain an erection. Additional symptoms of this condition include the following:

  • Reduced sexual drive
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Delayed ejaculation

This condition creates a significant psychological burden to ED sufferers, often leading to anxiety, depression and anger. However, it’s important to note that ED is not considered a normal part of the aging process, and it is treatable. People often go years prior to seeking treatment.

Aria's ED Protocol

Here at Aria, we take sexual health seriously. That’s why we offer multiple non-invasive treatment options to address the root cause of ED, and optimize your health and wellbeing. Our treatment options include: 

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
  • P-Shot
  • Z-Wave

These options have proven to be extremely successful both individually and when combined to resolve male sexual health complications. 

When we meet with patients who are experiencing symptoms of ED, one of the first steps we perform is a lab analysis to determine hormone levels. Low testosterone is highly correlated with sexual drive and function. Simply put, if your testosterone levels are low, the likelihood of you experiencing impaired sexual performance and satisfaction is high. In addition, low testosterone is associated with an increased risk to a variety of chronic health conditions, including but not limited to: 

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid dysfunction 
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Osteoporosis

What to expect

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is the most reliable way to overcome hormone deficiencies and imbalances. Bioidentical hormones have many benefits over other forms of hormones, most notably the absence of unwanted side effects that come with the use of synthetic hormones. 

BHRT hormones are delivered to men in pellet form, and within seven to 10 days, you will start gaining hormone therapy benefits. The pellets release slowly over time, meaning you won’t get those peaks and valleys in your levels. In addition, one dose lasts approximately six months for men. Hormone therapy benefits have helped numerous men regain their hormone balance, and the benefits of hormone replacement can potentially do the same for you.

Like it’s name implies, the P-Shot involves injecting an individual’s penis with their own plasma rich platelets (PRP). The treatment is completely safe, and the treatment is completed in less than one hour. In addition, we provide local anaesthetic to ensure the process is painless.

How PRP improves sexual function

The primary benefit of platelets is that they contain an abundance of growth factors. These growth factors decrease inflammation and improve blood vessel formation to enhance healing. PRP consists of anywhere between two to five times the concentration of platelets when extracted from whole blood.

In addition to its healing properties, PRP has been shown to activate stem cells when administered together. As a result, the P-Shot can be combined with stem cells to further improve treatment outcome.

How safe is this treatment?

PRP injections have been shown to significantly improve sexual function, with no reports of any serious side effects from treatments. Furthermore, since the PRP is obtained directly from the patient via blood draw prior to being extracted and injected back to their body, there are no contraindications associated with this treatment.

In order for the penis to become erect, proper passage of blood to the blood vessels is key. However, this process can be inhibited due to calcium build up in the blood vessels or poor circulation. This is where the Z-Wave comes in. 

The Z-Wave utilizes state of the art technology to provide shockwave treatment to the penis. This non-invasive treatment simultaneously stimulates blood flow and the development of new vascular structures to the penis. Aria’s Z-Wave protocol has about a 90% success rate, with therapeutic success occurring in both patients with no previous treatment and those who are also on ED medication. 

What to expect

The number of treatments required is dependent on the degree of ED. Having said that, most individuals require between 5 – 10 treatments to achieve optimal results. Each session takes approximately 25 minutes, with 2-3 treatments provided per week. There is no pain and no downtime associated with Z-Wave.

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid dysfunction 
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Osteoporosis

What to expect

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is the most reliable way to overcome hormone deficiencies and imbalances. Bioidentical hormones have many benefits over other forms of hormones, most notably the absence of unwanted side effects that come with the use of synthetic hormones. 

BHRT hormones are delivered to men in pellet form, and within seven to 10 days, you will start gaining hormone therapy benefits. The pellets release slowly over time, meaning you won’t get those peaks and valleys in your levels. In addition, one dose lasts approximately six months for men. Hormone therapy benefits have helped numerous men regain their hormone balance, and the benefits of hormone replacement can potentially do the same for you.

Schedule your appointment

If you struggle with symptoms of sexual dysfunction, please don’t hesitate to schedule your complimentary consultation to see which treatment(s) may be the right option to bring you back to sexual wellness.