ED Specialist

Heidi Erickson, MD -  - Integrative Medicine Doctor

Tri-County Center for Integrative Medicine

Heidi Erickson, MD

Integrative Medicine Doctor located in Delray Beach, FL

It’s estimated that erectile dysfunction (ED) affects more than 50% of men, with prevalence increasing as you age. ED can have a profound effect on your self-esteem and self-worth. Dr. Heidi Erickson at Tri-County Center for Integrative Medicine in Delray Beach, Florida understands how important sexual health is to men and provides advanced treatment options with GAINSWave® to improve ED. Call the office or book an appointment online for more information about your treatment options for ED.

ED Q & A

What is ED?

If you’re having difficulty getting and maintaining an erection for sexual intercourse you may have ED. For the record, it’s normal for men to have difficulty getting an erection at times. However, if you’re experiencing difficulty more than 50% of the time, Dr. Erickson recommends you come in for an evaluation to confirm a diagnosis.

What causes ED?

ED is brought on by either a physical or emotional health issue.

Physical health issues impair the nerve endings that stimulate your erection or the flow of blood into the penis that makes it firm. Common physical causes of ED include:

  • High cholesterol or hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Drug or alcohol abuse or smoking
  • Lack of exercise

Your emotions play a big role in arousal. If you’re experiencing issues with your relationship or other stresses, you may experience ED. Common emotional causes of ED include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Conflicts in your relationship or concerns about sexual performance

What is GAINSWave?

GAINSWave is a revolutionary treatment for ED. It uses high-frequency sound waves to improve the health of your penis and erections.

The soundwaves work by opening up the blood vessels in your penis by breaking up the plaque to improve blood flow. GAINSWave also stimulates the production of new blood vessels. Better blood flow to the penis means a firmer, longer-lasting erection.

What happens during GAINSWave treatment?

To minimize pain and discomfort, Dr. Erickson recommends you arrive 30 minutes before your treatment time so a numbing cream can be applied to your penis. You can also apply the special cream before you arrive.

During the procedure, Dr. Erickson uses ultrasound gel to improve movement of the GAINSWave wand and then treats the shaft of your penis with high-intensity sound waves. While the numbing cream helps alleviate discomfort, you may feel a snapping sensation during treatment.

After treatment, you can go right back to your usual activities. Most men are able to enjoy the effects of treatment within 24 hours.

How many treatments do I need?

For best results, Dr. Erickson recommends six to 12 treatments. But once completed, the results may last up to three years.

To help maintain the effects of GAINSWave, Dr. Erickson also offers regular maintenance treatments.

If you’re interested in treatment for ED, call the office or book an appointment online.