Erectile Dysfunction & Female Sexual Dysfunction Specialist

ReYouvenate

Lisa Fortin, M.D.

Integrative Medicine Specialist located in Petoskey, MI

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is often a red flag signaling an underlying, often undiagnosed, health condition. Rather than ignoring the problem another day, make an appointment and visit integrative medicine specialist Lisa Fortin, MD. Her caring team at ReYouvenate in Petoskey, Michigan, is dedicated to getting to the root of your erectile dysfunction so that you can get through this sexual hurdle for good.

Erectile Dysfunction & Female Sexual Dysfunction Q & A

by Lisa Fortin, M.D.

When should I be concerned about erectile dysfunction?

It’s time to talk with your doctor about ED if you’re unable to sustain an erection that’s suitable for sexual intercourse on a regular basis. Schedule a medical checkup if your ED is:

  • Negatively affecting your relationship
  • Causing depression or anxiety
  • Becoming more and more frequent
  • Associated with pain in your genitals

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Occasional difficulty maintaining an erection probably isn’t cause for concern. But if you frequently have problems, it could be a warning sign of an underlying health issue. Erectile dysfunction can be a side effect of:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • High blood pressure

It’s also possible that hormonal fluctuations or prescription medications are causing bouts of erectile dysfunction. Let Dr. Fortin know about any medications you take, even over-the-counter varieties and dietary supplements.

Which erectile dysfunction treatment is best?

The best type of erectile dysfunction treatment depends on you and your needs. Dr. Fortin specializes in drug-free approaches to erectile dysfunction treatment through GAINSWave™ technology.

GAINSWave delivers low-intensity acoustic shockwaves, causing new blood vessels to grow and removing plaque in pre-existing blood vessels. As the blood vessels in your genitals start getting stronger, your blood flow improves, and you can have higher quality erections and improved sexual performance. The treatment stimulates growth factors and stem cells as well neurogenesis (nerve growth). Many patients report increased sensitivity and more intense orgasm.

The entire process is painless and only requires a short office visit at ReYouvenate. If need be, Dr. Fortin can talk with you about other ED treatments, including prescription medications, so you can find an option that works for you.

Will I need more than one GAINSWave treatment for erectile dysfunction?

Possibly. You should start noticing the benefit of a GAINSWave treatment in as little as one to two months. Because the procedure helps develop new cells and tissues to promote healing, it can take even longer for you to notice optimal benefits. Dr. Fortin lets you know what to expect and how many treatments you need.

Dr. Fortin recommends 6 to 12 treatments to notice a significant improvement and optimal results occur around the 6-month mark if a patient is being treated regularly.

Before spending another day struggling with ED, make an appointment at ReYouvenate. You can use the office’s convenient online booking system to schedule or call during business hours.

* Individual results may vary.