What Can I Do About My Impotence?

What Can I Do About My Impotence?

For many men, there’s nothing more embarrassing than struggling to perform in the bedroom. If you face difficulty getting aroused or trouble maintaining a strong erection, you know how it can compromise your confidence and hinder your personal relationships.

It might seem like impotence makes you less of a man, but it’s a treatable medical condition — and a common one, at that. About 30 million American men have it, and seeking help is the first step to finding a treatment that works for you.

Dr. Stuart Shoengold and our team at the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine specialize in impotence treatment for men. We offer discreet consultations, and we’re here to help you revitalize your sex life, no matter your age.

Identifying the causes of impotence

The medical term for impotence is erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is a treatable medical condition that’s characterized by the inability to get or keep an erection that’s firm enough for sexual intercourse.

ED can affect any man at any age, and the causes of ED are often complex. Finding effective treatment starts by evaluating your situation, and that’s why Dr. Shoengold and our team take a comprehensive approach to ED care.

When you come to the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine, Dr. Shoengold takes a close look at your physical health, mental well-being, personal relationships, and more.

Some of the most common health issues that may contribute to ED are:

Along with any preexisting health conditions, certain other factors can contribute to ED. Simply getting older can increase your risk, and habits like heavy alcohol, drug, and tobacco use are all linked to ED.

Your romantic relationship could also affect your performance in the bedroom. For example, a relationship that lacks trust or causes you excessive stress may make ED symptoms worse.

Finding erectile dysfunction treatment that’s right for you

Many men have a combination of risk factors for ED. Dr. Shoengold works with you to identify the causes behind your symptoms, and then creates a personalized treatment plan for you.

One of the best ways to address symptoms of ED is by first addressing any preexisting health conditions. Managing these conditions can reduce the severity of your symptoms, and improve your general well-being.

Lifestyle changes

ED symptoms may also improve with healthy lifestyle changes. Getting regular exercise and eating a nutritious diet can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower your risk of many health conditions, from high blood pressure to heart disease.


For mental health disorders, psychotherapy can improve mental wellness and reduce symptoms of ED. If your symptoms are linked to relationship problems, couples counseling or sex therapy could be part of your treatment plan too.


Dr. Shoengold also offers the latest in medical treatment for ED. Oral medications taken before intimacy can help stimulate blood flow and give you a satisfactory erection. Other options can include intraurethral medications (MUSE) and intracavernosal injections.

Noninvasive shockwave therapy

GAINSWave® could be an option for you if Dr. Shoengold identifies poor blood circulation as a cause of your ED. GAINSWave is a noninvasive treatment that uses low-intensity sound waves to improve symptoms of ED.

GAINSWave clears plaques (blockages) in the veins of your penis. The result is better blood flow, plus treatment stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and new nerve tissue.

If you’re unhappy with your sexual performance, you have treatment options. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shoengold to learn more about ED and how it can be treated. Call our office at 973-218-9400 or book an appointment online.

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