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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.

Erectile dysfunction is affecting relationships all over the country, but recent research shows that sexual partners are reluctant to talk about the issue.  And although most men and women admit to not being sexually satisfied, your Des Moines urologist Dr. Zafar finds that most couples will wait more than six months before discussing the condition with their partner.

The most dominant reason for this lack of communication between sexual partners appears to be embarrassment.  This awkwardness felt by both partners prevents any discussion that could possibly reduce the tension and lead to getting help.  And although this is a relatively common condition, people are not discussing the problem with their partner or their Des Moines urologist.

Another reason to discuss your erectile dysfunction with your urologist is that ED can also be a symptom of other problems, so even if it isn’t causing problems in your relationship, it’s worth checking with your Des Moines urologist, Dr. Zafar.


Following are some tips for helping you discuss ED with your partner.

Find a relaxed way to approach the issue.  If you feel hesitant about starting the conversation with your partner, spend some time by yourself rehearsing your opening and then choose a time and place that feels comfortable.

Be open and caring. If you’ve begun avoiding sexual intimacy for fear of not getting an erection, your partner may begin to think you no longer find them attractive. Feelings get hurt and couples begin to feel less intimate.

Read up on the problem.  There are plenty of web sites and books that offer valuable advice on how to overcome erection problems. Along with providing information, they provide a language to communicate for couples who don’t normally discuss sex.

Don’t have sex for a little while.  Your Des Moines urologist recommends taking a break from sex while you and your partner focus on emotional intimacy.

Find creative ways to be sexual.  In the routine of a long-term relationship, many couples get into a rut and they only use one or two positions. They rush through foreplay, especially when people are very busy with the other aspects of their lives, there’s a tendency to rush to the finish line.

Seek outside helpTalking to your Des Moines urologist Dr. Zafar about erectile dysfunction is essential because he can rule out health problems associated with erection difficulties, such as heart disease or diabetes and possibly recommend an erectile dysfunction medication.

If you or your partner are experiencing ED in Des Moines, call our office today!

It is now well known that marijuana is used for medicinal purposes in some cases and to satiate weed addiction of millions of men and women in the world. There has been a longstanding debate over whether marijuana has any impact on sexual potency or the sex life of a couple. Several studies and researches have been carried out in the past to find a link between marijuana and several sexual aspects.

Occasional use of marijuana had shown in studies to improve sexual performance, in a man but not in a woman. Extensive or regular use of marijuana has been related to several problems with sex life. If you are having erectile dysfunction in Des Moines and consume marijuana on a regular basis, then you can certainly blame the weed. If you are having premature ejaculation or no orgasm then you can also blame the weed. If you and your partner are unable to conceive then you can also consider the weed to be a major cause.

Several studies have proven that marijuana leads to erectile dysfunction or impotence in men, lack of orgasm, premature ejaculation or delayed and slow orgasm among men and infertility among men and women.

Marijuana & Erectile Dysfunction Des Moines

Many men suffering from erectile dysfunction in Des Moines have had a history of marijuana consumption. Most men had not stopped smoking the weed even after impotency had set in. The correlation between marijuana and erectile dysfunction has scientific reasoning.

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the active ingredient in marijuana. THC has the ability to interact with the brain proteins known as cannabinoid receptors. The cannabinoid receptors are also found in the tissues of the penis. When THC interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the penile tissues and in the brains, they hinder the ability of the penis to have an erection. It blocks off the much needed sensory exchanges between the penis and the receptors in the brain.

Men suffering from erectile dysfunction in Des Moines who had a history of taking marijuana also have problems with orgasm and fertility. There are numerous researches that have shown that men who consume marijuana every day are about four times more likely to have problems to reach orgasm or to have a desirable climax. Premature ejaculation is also more common and as much as three times more likely among marijuana users. The THC that triggers erectile dysfunction also hinders with the flow of sperms, facilitating infertility.

An increasingly worrying number of males are suffering fromerectile dysfunction in Des Moines. Impotence, problems with having an adequate erection, inability to have a long enough erection or trouble with desirable ejaculation have been concerns among men for several years now and the statistics had already become a concern. With changing lifestyles, increased stress and various biological and environmental factors, erectile dysfunction in Des Moines is no longer a rarity.

While many factors are beyond the control of an individual and lifestyles cannot be changed overnight, yet to prevent erectile dysfunction Des Moines residents can do a lot of things. One factor that has been considered to be a major and common cause for erectile dysfunction in Des Moines men is the seat of bicycles.

Many men suffering from erectile dysfunction in Des Moines have reported to having numbing sensations after cycling. It is not a surprise for doctors and experts because the traditional seat or the most common design of the bicycle seat does lead to excessive pressure on the penile area, the perineum to be precise which is the area between the rectum and the scrotum. The penile area is not sturdy enough to withstand the weight of the body which is almost entirely focused in the region. In the process, the nerves in the penile area and the arteries get compressed, thus cutting off the flow of blood and oxygen. Consistent or extensive riding on bicycles having such seats have been causing erectile dysfunction.

Almost every rider feels numbness of varying durations in the penile area after cycling. Even those who cycle in the gym are exposed to such problems. Fortunately, there are treatments for erectile dysfunction in Des Moines and you can also prevent it from happening due to cycling by making a few changes.

  • Cycling for shorter periods of time would help reduce the consistent pressure of the body weight on the penile area.
  • Standing up while riding continuously in regular frequencies of perhaps ten minutes or so can help in increasing the blood supply to the penile area.
  • Using special seats such as the double bun seat or heavily padded seats can be very helpful. The former has a hole in the centre region and the two protruding rims help in transferring the body weight from the penile area to the bones. The latter would help in easing out and distributing the weight.
  • Whenever you are cycling or biking on rough terrains, you should lift yourself up from the seat to avoid the jerks and erratic thrusts from damaging the arteries or causing the nerves to be compressed and pinched.

Not many men, or women, talk about erectile dysfunction in Des Moines and it still remains a taboo for some but it is a common problem and one that can be cured. All the right preventive moves and timely treatment can easily cure or keep erectile dysfunction at bay.


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