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If you’re one of the many men suffering from erectile dysfunction Des Moines urologist Dr. Fawad Zafar has news for you.  A new treatment for men with potency problems is gaining international momentum. It’s the first development since the introduction of Viagra some 15 years ago and although still experimental, it appears to be rapidly growing in popularity.

This new treatment claims to improve a patient’s blood flow and therefore improve function in men whose erectile difficulties can be traced to vascular issues.  The treatment is founded on shock-wave therapy that is used in several other areas of medicine, with differing degrees of success.

Unlike existing treatments for erectile dysfunction (which are typically used on demand and work in the short term), this revolutionary new treatment appears to work in the longer term.

Existing treatment

Existing treatments such as pills, injections and vacuum devices aid in overriding immediate problems but don’t actually alter the underlying problem with the erectile mechanism. This new treatment, however, aims to restore the mechanism so that natural and spontaneous erections are possible in men who suffer from vascular problems.

Your Des Moines urologist reports that poor penile blood flow is a common cause of potency problems, estimated to affect over 70 per cent of men with erectile dysfunction caused by physiological (rather than psychological) issues.

This diverse population of men includes those who may already be suffering from cardiovascular disease or risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or a history of smoking

Whats New?

During this new procedure, shock-wave treatment is given in an outpatient setting – in short bursts – often no longer than 20 minutes at a time. The treatment is not painful, therefore no sedation is used and men can return to work immediately following the procedure.

Because the treatment is still in its early stages, men have only been monitored for a short time. And to date, research indicates that in over 65 per cent of the men who respond, the effect lasts at least two years.

It may sound too good to be true, but the research indicates that this treatment probably possesses unprecedented qualities that can restore erectile tissue.

There has been a rise of prostate cancer cases over the last two decades. Some experts have regarded the unhealthy lifestyles as one of the primary reasons but whatever be the cause of this widespread rise, the positive development is that prostate cancer can be diagnosed at early stages and can be completely cured.

With state of the art prostate cancer treatment in Des Moines, neither would you have to live with the condition nor would you have to be anxious about the certainty of the treatment. You can be completely free of prostate cancer and live a normal healthy life. However, even after successful prostate cancer treatment in Des Moines, there is one challenge that most men have to face.

After prostate cancer treatment in Des Moines, you may experience a reduction in the testosterone levels. With lower libido levels and reduced secretion of testosterones, you may experience a lack of sex drive, would suffer from lethargy and clearly your sex life can take a back seat or may come to a complete halt.


Treatment Options.

The prostate cancer treatment Des Moines residents can opt for may involve surgical removal of the prostate gland or may include radiation treatments. Both have the likelihood of affecting libido levels. Fortunately, you do not have to live with erection problems, lack of sex drive and perpetual lethargy or fatigue. After prostate cancer treatment in Des Moines, you can resume your sex life with testosterone replacement therapy.

For many decades, it has been believed that giving testosterones to men who have or had been treated of prostate cancer was not a practical or wise move. Latest research suggests that men, who have surprisingly low levels of libido and are struggling to secrete enough testosterones after prostate cancer treatment in Des Moines, can easily opt for testosterone replacement therapy. With adequate diagnosis and monitoring, men can be given testosterone to resume an active sex life.


Which type of Tests should one do?

To restart your sex life after prostate cancer treatment in Des Moines, all you have to do is opt for a PSA (prostate specific antigen) test to determine the level of testosterones being secreted naturally in the body. If the testosterone levels are low then you can opt for testosterone doses. As you resume your sex life, all you have to do is undergo PSA tests according to a predetermined scheduled to be certain that giving testosterones is still a necessity.

Epididymitis is a common problem among men. It is a condition of the testicles that leads to the inflammation of the epididymis. In the testicular region, there is a coiled tube that is tasked with the responsibility of storing and carrying sperm. This coiled tube is known as epididymis. Any kind of inflammation or infection in the epididymis is regarded as epididymitis. Any kind of pain in the testicles or in the testicular area that doesn’t have any particular cause or physical injury to blame for can be epididymitis.

Visiting an urologist in Des Moines can get you diagnosed for the problem and also offer surefire treatment.


Causes of Epididymitis

There are several potential causes of epididymitis but the most common ones are sexually transmitted disease or diseases and bacterial infection. It has been noted that young and sexually active men in the age group of late teens to mid thirties are most prone to sexually transmitted diseases and that cause epididymitis. Among men who are not very sexually active or are take adequate precautions and among homosexual men, epididymitis may be caused by bacterial infections.

Studies have shown that two sexually transmitted diseases are most likely to cause epididymitis – Chlamydia and gonorrhea. It must be noted that epididymitis is not caused by any fungal or viral infections. Physical injury doesn’t necessary cause epididymitis.

In rare cases, epididymitis is also caused by urine flowing backwards towards the epididymis. This is known as chemical epididymitis. This specific type of epididymitis may be caused by straining or heavy lifting.


Symptoms of Epididymitis

Men suffering from epididymitis will experience pain in the testicles and scrotal area. The testicles would turn tender. There may be a lump or tenderness on one side of the testicles. Pain is usually associated during urination as well as sexual intercourse. If a sexually transmitted disease or STD has caused epididymitis then penile discharge would be a common symptom, more of a surefire sign.


Diagnosis & Treatment

Dr. Zafar who is a veteran urologist in Des Moines conducts a series of diagnostic tests at Lakeview Center for Urology to identify the precise cause of epididymitis, the severity of the problem and also assesses other associated factors to determine the best course of treatment.

Dr. Zafar would conduct a physical exam, rectal examination, STD testing, ultrasound testing and nuclear scan among others. Not all tests are always necessary but they are considered to chart out the treatment plan.

Epididymitis is completely curable and you should stringently adhere to the treatment of Dr. Zafar to bid adieu to the persistent pain and symptoms of epididymitis.


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