Extenze is an herbal supplement intended to enhance male sexual performance and pleasure by improving blood flow, balancing hormones, and treating symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED). Extenze has had some controversy from the medical community following its release. The Journal of Addiction Research notes that while Extenze advertises itself as “doctor-approved,” it is not, and contains sildenafil, which is an active ingredient in VIAGRA®. Sildenafil can be extremely dangerous to men with low blood pressure, heart conditions, or are currently taking nitroglycerine.
When men experience ED, they often look for treatments that will allow them to enjoy sexual activity. While male enhancement pills are currently among the more popular methods of treating ED, they are not recommended for everyone.
The Downside of Male Enhancement Pills
Male enhancement pills come with a slew of side effects that, for the most part, are not life-threatening. However, if a man is taking a nitrate-based medication or has poor cardiovascular function, he is placing himself at an increased risk of heart attack or stroke by taking these drugs.
According to the Journal of Family & Community Medicine, some of the most widely reported side effects of these medications include:
- Facial flushing
- Nasal congestion
- Blurred vision
These side effects are not limited to physical ailments either. The Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that addiction is also becoming an increasing concern among young men who recreationally use male enhancement pills and are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain an erection independent of the medication. This research demonstrates that these drugs may come with more concerns than previously thought.
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According to The Asian Journal of Andrology, by the year 2025, ED is expected to impact as many as 322 million men worldwide. Diagnosing ED will always start with a conversation between an affected patient and a medical professional. While most cases can be diagnosed by a physical exam, some instances are not as clear-cut. ED can sometimes be an indicator of an underlying health condition, such as diabetes or heart disease, which makes extensive testing necessary.
Some men may be asked to undergo the following procedures:
- A full, standard physical
- Lab and blood tests
- Providing a urine sample
- Mental health evaluation
These examinations can determine the extent of a man’s ED and may possibly be able to identify any other contributing health conditions.
Lifestyle Changes can Alleviate ED Symptoms
The Asian Journal of Andrology notes that the reason why ED is becoming such a common issue worldwide is because of the rise of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and lack of physical activity. Some men may be able to relieve the symptoms that are affecting their sex life by making small changes to their diet and daily habits.
These can include:
- Quitting smoking
- Eliminating or reducing alcohol consumption
- Engaging in physical activity
- Decreasing caloric intake
Research from the Central European Journal of Urology states that eating fish, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, rice, and vegetables can improve physical wellbeing and overall cardiovascular function.
Effective Treatment for ED
GAINSWave® therapy is establishing itself as an effective treatment for men suffering from ED. Because this procedure requires no medications, operations, or anesthesia, it is a viable option for many men regardless of their age or health condition.
This painless, noninvasive procedure uses high-frequency, low-intensity soundwaves to dissolve plaque build-up in the penis while at the same time promoting blood vessel and tissue growth. Performed in under 30 minutes, this therapy is designed for the modern man who is either searching for an ED treatment or, in general, is seeking to boost his sex life.
Examples of those who may benefit from this procedure are men who:
- Are seeking to “biohack” their sexual abilities
- Have been diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease or another form of ED
- Have taken oral medications with little to no success
- Are recovering from surgery, such as a radical prostatectomy
While some patients report seeing improvements in their sexual health after just one visit, we recommend anywhere from six to 12 treatments for optimal enhancement. Stronger orgasms, increased libido, and heightened sexual stamina are just some of the benefits men are experiencing after receiving GAINSWave® therapy.
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At HealthGAINS, we believe that choosing to seek help for ED is just the beginning. At our state-of-the-art facility, we design custom-made treatment plans with our members’ wellness in mind. We can identify the root of a man’s ED and work to implement a regimen that is designed to boost sexual health and performance. For more information, call HealthGAINS at (305) 912-8828.