The Secret to Treating Erectile Dysfunction Without Pills or Injections

Feb 02, 2024
If you think erectile dysfunction can only be treated with pills or injections, think again. Read on to learn about effective alternatives with proven results.

If your body isn’t responding the way it used to during sex, you’re far from alone. By age 70, about 70% of men experience erectile dysfunction (ED) – the inability to achieve or maintain erections. And these issues become increasingly common from middle age on.

While medications provide a useful option for many people with ED, they only address the symptoms of ED and do not solve the underlying problem. More importantly, overtime, our bodies develop a tolerance for the medications and they eventually lose their effectiveness. Thankfully, you can get the relief you desire without pills or injected medications.

Our experts at Kane Health, serving the Silicon Valley, Redwood City, and the San Francisco Bay area of California, provide customized, whole-body programs for optimized sexual health and wellness for adults of all ages. Our treatments address the underlying cause of ED, not just the symptoms. 

If you’re seeking drug-free ED management, read on to learn about promising options.

What causes ED?

Many factors are involved with penile erections, including blood vessels, the brain, emotions, hormones, nerves, and muscles. A problem with one of these can interfere with physical arousal. 

While each case is unique, common factors that contribute to erectile dysfunction include:

  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hormone imbalances, particularly low testosterone
  • Inactivity (lack of exercise)
  • Injuries
  • Medical treatments, such as prostate surgery
  • Weight challenges 
  • Relationship stress
  • Sleep disorders

In some cases, treating the underlying cause of your erection difficulties can reduce the occurrence of ED. In others, medical care is essential for reduced symptoms.

ED treatments without pills or injections

Your ideal ED treatment depends on numerous factors, including your overall health and the severity of your symptoms. 

Treatments for ED that don’t involve pills or injections include the following:

Many people benefit from sex therapy as well, particularly if emotional factors fuel or exacerbate your symptoms.

How acoustic wave therapy works

Acoustic wave therapy (AWT) uses sound waves to break up micro-plaque in your blood vessels. This prompts healing responses in your body and the formation of new, healthy blood vessels. Removing microplaque makes way for unrestricted blood flow to your penis, making way for spontaneous and stronger erections.

Particularly helpful for mild erectile dysfunction, AWT is often recommended when ED medications aren’t feasible or not working. One study showed that acoustic wave therapy moderately improved erectile function in 48 men within six weeks without causing side effects.

How penile implants work

If other ED treatments have failed, you may be a candidate for a penile implant. Once surgically implanted, these devices allow you to form and maintain erections during sex. 

Inflatable implants contain:

  • A fluid-filled reservoir under your abdominal wall
  • A pump
  • A release value in your scrotum

When you desire an erection, you pump fluid into the implant's cylinders. After sex, you release the valve to drain the fluid.

We will help you select the best ED treatment after a comprehensive exam and discussion of your lifestyle and symptoms. To get started with personalized care, call our office or request an appointment through our website today.