A Startling Fact About Erectile Dysfunction and PTSD
Current research suggests that men with PTSD are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Sexual dysfunction, and particularly erectile dysfunction (ED), is not technically a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the latest research indicates a strong link between the two. After trauma serious enough to cause PTSD, both men and women have reported experiencing sexual wellness issues.
A study recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that post-traumatic stress, can lead to the kinds of cognitive and biological impairment that can impact sexual performance.
People with PTSD typically have issues with trust. They find it very difficult to connect with other people. They also typically can have trouble going out in public, or being in social situations. PTSD victims have trouble feeling safe, and they could associate sexual attraction with a threat. It is not too hard to see how all of these issues can have an impact on your sex life if you have PTSD.
The researchers found that sexual difficulties were common among people with PTSD, regardless of age, gender, or the type of trauma experienced by the victim.
PTSD, Veterans and Erectile Dysfunction
PTSD can happen to anyone who has experienced a severe trauma, for example, such as a crime victim. But, the condition used to be called “combat fatigue” or “shell-shock,” because most of what we know about PTSD has come from soldiers who have experienced the horrors of warfare.
Veterans returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan have a disproportionate percentage of problems with ED when compared to other men their age – as high as 90%! This speaks volumes to the link between PTSD and sexual dysfunction.
This association goes back beyond recent veterans. In studies, 80% of Vietnam War veterans diagnosed with PTSD, also had ED.
The Latest Erectile Dysfunction Treatments
Of course, if PTSD is the underlying problem causing sexual dysfunction, it stands to reason, that relieving the symptoms of PTSD should also alleviate the trouble in the bedroom.
However, PTSD is a very complex psychological condition. It can take years of therapy and/or medication to relieve the symptoms. That is why even those with some form of PTSD, could benefit from sexual wellness treatments, independent of treatment for PTSD. The pentagon has researched this and has spent millions of dollars on providing Viagra and other prescription medications to treat ED in returning soldiers.
But, oral ED medications may not be the best choice for those with PTSD and ED. Veterans, and others suffering from PTSD, may be taking anti-depressants and other medications, that not only could contribute to ED, they may interfere with oral ED drugs.
For men with ED and PTSD, some of the newer, alternative treatments for ED, may be a better alternative than typical oral ED medications. One is our proprietary Gains Enhancement ®. We introduced the Gains Enhancement® several years ago.
Since then we have helped thousands of men of all ages to have their best sex lives ever. Doctors from all around the country have come to our office to receive certified training in the use of this remarkable male enhancement procedure.
The Gains Enhancement® is a Platelet Rich Plasma treatment for ED. That means it uses your own blood to give you bigger, stronger and more sustainable erections. And, the growth factors and specialized healing proteins in the Gains Enhancement®, not only improve your ability to get an erection, they can actually lengthen your penis!
More recently we introduced the GAINSwave™.
For decades, technology similar to the GAINSwave™ has been used successfully in Europe, where it is known as “shockwave therapy” However it is very new to the U.S. In fact, we are the only ones in your area currently offering this medically proven male enhancement treatment. Blood vessels in your penis break down over time. The GAINSWave™ uses high frequency acoustical waves to open up old blood vessels, and to stimulate the formation of new vessels. The resulting improved blood flow, helps any man, and not just those with ED, to obtain stronger and more sustainable erections.
Whether you are dealing with the effects of PTSD, or are suffering from ED for any other reason, contact our offices today to see if one of these remarkable treatments can give you the male enhancement you have been looking for!