What do we treat?
Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to hold an erection long enough to perform sexual activity. It is the most common type of sexual issue in men, with up to half of men over the age of 40 experiencing some level of ED, according to research published in the Journal of Urology.
Many men do not seek treatment for ED due to embarrassment, lack of information, or a misconception that erectile dysfunction cannot be helped. At New You Health and Wellness, we provide a holistic approach to addressing ED in conjunction with advanced effective technology called Electrohydraulic Shockwave treatment to address the variables contributing to ED and improve performance.. There is no pain or numbing necessary to complete our treatment.
Electro hydraulic Shockwave Technology is cutting edge when it comes to treating Erectile Dysfunction. Ongoing research from around the world continue to support its effectiveness related to returning to peak performance for those suffering from Mild to Moderate ED. For men suffering from severe ED that is not responsive to oral medication, Electrohydraulic Shockwave therapy has been show to increase the chances creating a positive response to oral medications. Electrohydraulic Shockwave Therapy in combination with our holistic approach to your care stacks the deck in your favor for success. Unlike other methods this treatment does not cause pain and does not require numbing medication.
MYTH: ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION IS A COMMON PART OF GETTING OLDER; I’LL JUST HAVE TO ACCEPT IT.
Fact: ED is not a normal part of the aging process. While some men may experience erectile problems from time to time as they get older, ongoing and frequent erectile dysfunction may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition such as cardiovascular disease, low testosterone or diabetes. You don’t have to accept ED as a normal part of growing older.
MYTH: I CAN’T TALK TO MY DOCTOR ABOUT MY ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION. HE/SHE WILL BE EMBARRASSED AND CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
Fact: We strongly recommend finding a physician you feel comfortable discussing the symptoms you are experiencing. Your physician should be comfortable talking about erectile dysfunction and is there to help.
Following a physician’s diagnosis our program can begin and your road to addressing the many variables that could be contributing to your issue will begin. We work to understand your symptoms and overall health and develop a personalized treatment plan that will work for you.
MYTH: MY ONLY TREATMENT OPTION IS THE LITTLE MAGIC PILL SEEN ON THE TV COMMERCIALS.
Fact: While common oral medications such as Viagra, Levitra, Staxyn, and Cialis are assumed to be the only line of defense against ED because they are front and center on television commercials, they are not the only treatment option available for erectile dysfunction. Oral medications, while touted as the magic pill by many men with ED, can also have unpalatable side effects. Oral medications are often the first place that men begin when it comes to treating ED and increasing blood flow to the penis, but there are other non pharmaceutical approaches such as our Electrohydraulic Shockwave therapy coupled with a holistic approach to your health and wellness. Many men feel a less invasive approach is well suited to them depending on a number of physical and medical factors. We work with you to develop a plan that is personalized to your needs and overall health.
MYTH: ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION ONLY AFFECTS MEN
Fact: While erectile dysfunction physically affects a man, and no doubt has psychological effects as well, women are impacted by ED on an emotional level, too. Many women internalize their partner’s ED and live with guilt, self-doubt and may blame themselves, feeling their partner is no longer sexually attracted to them. For many women, sex is more than just the physical act, it’s intimate and emotional. Some women feel that the loss of intimacy signals trouble in their relationship. Women whose partner’s are experiencing ED need support, reassurance, and intimacy just as much as their partners do. Both partners can maintain a high level of intimacy even without sexual intercourse and should work
Peyronie’s disease (PD) presents a physically and psychologically devastating problem to the affected man. It is manifest by a fibrous inelastic scar involving the tunica albuginea, which in the flaccid condition results in a palpable scar causing penile deformity in the erect state, including bending, narrowing, hinging, and oftentimes the most devastating consequence, shortening of the penis. There may also be painful erections in the early, acute stage of this disease, but pain may persist as a result of strong erections, causing a torque effect on the deformed penis. All of these manifestations can result in difficulty with sexual intercourse. Our innovative advanced treatment with Softwave Technology, the most effective form of Shockwave Therapy has been shown to resolve pain associated with PD but to date studies are variable as to their outcomes regarding the penis’ shape.
“I feel more sensation on the part of my shaft where the fibrosis is most concentrated than I have in years. The base of my penis is becoming wider. I had the best erection while sleeping in at least 6 months last night. I think this is going to work.” From patient at San Diego Sexual Medicine, reprinted with permission.
Genito-pelvic dysestheia (GPD), also known as persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD), is associated with unrelenting, unwanted, persistent, intrusive, and spontaneous sensations such as pressure/discomfort, engorgement, pulsating, pounding and/or throbbing, in the genitalia and/or in the perineum and/or anus in the absence of conscious thoughts of sexual desire or sexual interest.
Genito-pelvic dysesthesia / persistent genital arousal disorder is often associated with significant personal bother and distress.
Our patented Softwave Technology has been shown in recent research to be an effective in reducing and in some cases eliminating this often times debilitating disorder.
“After my 4th lumboscaral shockwave treatment for my PGAD, was definitely better than the day before and the day before. Highest I got to was an uncomfortable angry PGAD intensity of #1 out of 10.” From patient at San Diego Sexual Health (reprinted with permission.
Some causes of testicular pain can be identified with a physical examination of the area by a physician. A urine test may be called for to determine whether or not the pain is a result of an infection. A scrotal ultrasound can show whether or not blood flow to the area is restricted, as in testicular torsion. In some cases, doctors recommend surgery to make an accurate diagnosis. Pain following prostatectomy or other surgeries may result from the procedure.
Most times the reason for testicular or scrotal pain experienced during intercourse or outside of intercourse is illusive during a typical physician’s examination or after diagnostic testing. This could be due to tension or tightness in the pelvic floor musculature. This pelvic floor dysfunction leads to functional issues to the sexual organs which would not show up with typical testing or examination methods. Therefore a consult with one of our pelvic floor specialists often can assist in determining the origin of the pain and dysfunction and can be addressed with pelvic floor interventions and our advanced Softwave technology. Studies have shown significant decreased chronic pelvic pain in men and women with these interventions.
Painful Intercourse can be caused by any of the above issues including
Peyronie’s Disease, previous trauma to the testicle or scrotal area, inguinal hernias, an infection, inflammation of the prostate or even low back problems can contribute to pain with intercourse.
A full examination by a physician is recommended to rule out any medical issues that would require immediate attention. Once an acute issue is ruled out, our pelvic health specialists can address other less obvious underlying issues that may be contributing to painful intercourse that is chronic in nature.
A treatment plan would then be designed for your specific situation which may include pelvic floor therapy, Softwave treatments, lifestyle interventions, and other interventions that can contribute to decreased inflammation and improved function and reduced pain with sexual activities.