It is estimated that erectile dysfunction (ED) affects 18 million men in the U.S. alone. According to WebMD, it is a common condition that can be caused by a variety of factors such as certain medications, consuming too much alcohol, exhaustion, poor blood flow to the penis or chronic illnesses. Zack Charkawi, M.D. at Men’s Health Atlanta, can address any concerns or questions you may have about erectile dysfunction.
Having erection problems on occasion is certainly not enough reason for concern. However, if it is a continuing issue, the stress can intensify the problem and affect your relationship and self-esteem. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, erectile dysfunction can be a sign of an underlying health issue such as cardiovascular disease. Actually, ED is often an early sign of heart disease like atherosclerosis (clogged arteries).
Prescription Pills for Erectile Dysfunction
It is not uncommon for men to take prescription medications for ED conditions. In fact, there are numerous prescription pills on the market. The most often used are avanafil (Stendra), sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra). The medications are said to improve blood supply to the penis. They typically start working within 15-60 minutes, depending on the prescription.
However, most all medications can have side effects such as upset stomach, headache, dizziness, flushing, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, vision problems, rash and nasal congestion. As well, if a man has an erection for 4 or more hours, it is imperative that he get to a hospital immediately; otherwise, there can be permanent damage.
As well, certain medications have their own side effects:
- Stendra may cause flushing and a stuffy nose
- Viagra and Levitra may cause blue-tinged vision
- Cialis may cause mild muscle pains and backaches
Moreover, ED prescriptions are never safe to take with nitrates such as cardiac medications because it may cause the blood pressure to drop to dangerous levels.
A much better alternative for correcting erectile dysfunction is the Priapus Shot or P-shot. It is an innovative medical procedure that is highly effective for treating erectile dysfunction. In comparison to other ED treatments, the P-shot lasts a lot longer; and in some cases, it replaces the need for Viagra or other ED medications.
The P-shot can be beneficial for male enhancement, improved sexual performance, and better sex life. The procedure is designed to offer support and improvement in sexual performance for up to a year. It is especially helpful for men who have lost function caused by prostate issues like enlargement or cancer, diabetes, side effects of medications or the repercussions of surgery.
Another great benefit of the P-shot is that it is the only non-surgical treatments for ED available. Plus the success rate for increased sensitivity organ size is quite high. It entails the collecting and injection of your own plasma enriched growth factors (PRP) into certain areas of the penis for increased reinvigoration.
Men’s Health Atlanta
At Men’s Health Atlanta Dr. Zack Charkawi is highly experienced in treating ED. Dr. Charkawi graduated with honors from the prestigious Ross University School of Medicine. He was also engaged in extra training at Wheeling Hospital, one of the top 10 quality healthcare facilities nationally.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.
Men’s Health Atlanta is conveniently located in Johns Creek near the McGinnis Ferry Road and Peachtree Parkway (Highway 141) intersections; it is directly across from Emory Johns Creek Hospital on Hospital Parkway. Additionally, Zack Charkawi, M.D. is accepting new patients from Gwinnett, North Fulton, and South Forsyth counties plus the surrounding North Atlanta areas like Alpharetta, Dawsonville, Duluth, Cumming, and Johns Creek.
Note: The content on this web page is not intended to take the place of professional medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns about erectile dysfunction (ED) or other conditions, schedule an appointment at Men’s Health Atlanta with Dr. Charkawi.