Sex is a natural part of life that offers a wide range of benefits to several facets of your health; from reducing the risk of certain diseases to deepening the bonds of intimacy between you and your partner. However, sexual health and wellness are topics that many men tend to shy away from, especially if they are experiencing problems in these areas. A healthy sex life is something everyone should be able to enjoy and embrace at any age, though unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. When a man’s sexual health is optimal, it includes a healthy amount of sexual desire, or libido, as well as the ability to achieve and sustain a firm erection. Erectile dysfunction (ED), also called impotence, is known as the persistent inability to obtain or maintain sufficient rigidity of the penis to allow for satisfactory sexual performance. ED is an incredibly common issue, affecting between 10 and 30 million men in the U.S. alone. Age is the variable most strongly associated with ED due to naturally declining testosterone levels, but many physical and emotional factors may also contribute to this common condition.
ED can be a devastating condition not only to your health but also to your self-esteem, relationships and overall sense of wellbeing. At Body Symmetry MD, we understand the importance of men’s sexual wellness and offer a vast variety of treatments that effectively restore erectile function and improve the quality of your sex life.
Hormone Balance and Restoration
Hormones control most of your essential bodily functions, including your mood and your sex drive. As hormone levels begin to naturally drop with age or become unbalanced due to underlying medical issues, it can start to take a toll on your libido as well as your erectile function. At Body Symmetry MD, we have several unique treatments that can aid in getting your hormones and your sex drive back on track.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) replaces fallen hormone levels with plant-based hormones that are chemically identical to those produced in the human body. We also offer testosterone therapy, which utilizes synthetic testosterone to restore levels of testosterone in the body of those suffering with “Low T”, which is considered to be the male sex hormone. Once optimal balance is restored, patients can experience more satisfaction with sex, more frequent erections, and better overall sexual performance.
Viagra and Cialis Blend
Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are the two most commonly prescribed medications to combat ED and improve male sexual performance. Both of these drugs are known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors, which work on the vascular system to increase blood flow into the penis to help produce an erection before intercourse with or without sexual arousal. At Body Symmetry MD, we can compound a custom blend of these two medications based on your needs to help you achieve a powerful erection once again.
When conventional oral medications for erectile dysfunction such as Viagra and Cialis are contraindicated or nonresponsive, penile injections are a compelling alternative for helping men achieve an erection before intercourse with or without sexual stimulation. Penile injections are self-administered directly into the corpora cavernosa, or the penis erection chambers located on each side of the penis, using a small hypodermic needle.
As with oral ED medications, penile injections work to expand blood vessels and direct blood flow to the penis to encourage an erection using different drugs and varying strengths. At Body Symmetry MD, we offer the following injectable prescriptions for ED for your needs:
- Bi-Mix: An injectable formula containing a mix of two medications—Papaverine which works to expand the blood vessels, and Phentolamine which relaxes the smooth muscle and elevates cardiac output for increased blood flow to the groin.
- Tri-Mix: The next step up from Bi-Mix, containing a combination of three medications that work together to treat ED—alprostadil, phentolamine and papaverine. The addition of alprostadil works to boost blood flow even more so than Bi-Mix for patients who are unresponsive to the Bi-Mix formulation.
- Quad-Mix: Considered to be the most potent ED injectable, Quad-Mix contains four different medications to help patients achieve an erection by directing blood flow to the groin—prostaglandin E, papaverine, phentolamine, and atropine.
Tri-Mix Transdermal Cream
Using the same ingredients as the Tri-Mix injectable formulation (prostaglandin, papaverine and phentolamine), Tri-Mix transdermal cream is a topical solution for ED that is administered directly onto the penis 30 minutes before intercourse to encourage increased blood flow and achieve a firm erection. While not as fast-acting as it’s injectable form, this treatment is a suitable alternative for men who may not be comfortable with penile injections or who do not respond to PDE5 medications like Viagra.
Nutraceutical refers to a combination of the words “nutrients” and “pharmaceuticals” to describe supplements that are derived from food sources that provide health benefits in addition to the primary nutritional value initially found in the food. These supplements include ingredients like vitamins, herbs or amino acids to improve sexual arousal and orgasms specifically for men naturally. They can provide a handful of additional health benefits as well, such as boosted energy or a better sense of overall well-being.
PT 141 Peptides
Peptides are naturally-occurring compounds composed of amino acids that serve many different roles in the body, including helping your cells to carry out their functions. While many traditional erectile dysfunction medications work on the vascular system to open blood vessels to obtain an erection with or without sexual stimulation, researchers have discovered that peptide sequence 141, or PT 141, actually works to target the region of your brain responsible for regulating sexual response. In other words, this medication works as a synthetic aphrodisiac and increases your sexual desire.
PT 141 activates neurons in the hypothalamus—the area of the brain that controls your libido. Once these neurons are activated, it signals to your pituitary glands to release sex hormones associated with sexual arousal into your bloodstream to get you in the mood. This treatment works in about 80 percent of men who do not respond to medications like Viagra and is even safe to use with nitrate medications.
The expert wellness consultants at Body Symmetry MD are always ready to help you with your sexual health and wellness concerns. To learn more about the services we offer and how they can expertly help you to conquer erectile dysfunction, contact us today at 833-789-2639 to schedule your complimentary consultation.