Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

Dan Wool, NMD -  - Naturopathic Physician & Gastrointestinal Specialist

Dan Wool, NMD

Naturopathic Physician & Gastrointestinal Specialist located in Tempe, AZ & Scottsdale, AZ

Men tend to put off getting help for erectile dysfunction because they don't feel comfortable talking about the problem. But it's worse to keep worrying about your performance and the loss of a healthy sex life, especially when you can get effective, confidential care from Dan Wool, NMD. You don't need to worry about medications with side effects or injections to give yourself an erection. Dr. Dan Wool treats erectile dysfunction with safe, painless shockwave therapy. To learn more, call the office in Scottsdale or Tempe, Arizona, or book a free consultation online today.

Erectile Dysfunction Q&A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to have or maintain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. Many men occasionally have erectile problems, often because they're tired, under stress, or having relationship problems. But when erectile dysfunction becomes a regular problem, Dr. Wool can help.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Smoking, drinking too much alcohol, and taking certain medications can affect your ability to have an erection. A range of health conditions also causes erectile dysfunction, including:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Low testosterone
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Neurologic disease
  • Diabetes
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obesity

Of all the possible causes, the most common is limited blood flow due to clogged arteries. The artery carrying blood to your penis can develop the same type of fatty plaque that affects your coronary arteries. 

That’s a problem because an erection only occurs when extra blood flows through the artery and into your penis. When fatty plaque narrows the artery, you can’t get enough blood to have a firm erection.

How is erectile dysfunction treated?

You may have heard about oral or injectable medications that give you an erection. However, these drugs can cause side effects, and they don't work for everyone.

Dr. Wool offers two safe and effective options:

Shockwave therapy

This technique sends sound waves through your skin and into the blood vessels in your penis. The sound waves break apart the fatty plaque, so it clears away, and blood flow increases.

Shockwave treatment also activates your body's healing response, which helps to rejuvenate tissues. Additionally, it stimulates blood vessel growth.

Dr. Wool uses a numbing cream to be sure you're comfortable through your shockwave session. Though you may notice results after your first treatment, most men need a series of shockwave treatments to achieve optimal results.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

In some cases, erectile dysfunction develops due to a hormone imbalance such as a thyroid disorder or low testosterone. When you have low testosterone, Dr. Wool prescribes bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Bioidentical hormones are safe because they're made from plants, have the same chemical structure as your body's natural hormones, and are customized to contain the dose you need to restore hormone levels. Once you regain normal levels, your erectile dysfunction improves.

If you struggle with erectile dysfunction, call Dr. Dan Wool or book an appointment online to learn more about shockwave therapy.