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CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve suffered from erectile dysfunction yourself or know someone who does. Erectile dysfunction is very common, affecting approximately 30 million men in the United States alone.

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Solving the problem of erectile dysfunction requires consistency and patience. Prolong Medical Center in St. George offers a multifaceted approach to men’s sexual health by providing cutting-edge procedures that address the root cause of the condition, not just the symptoms.

Clinic Director Neal Nowland said many patients are seeing unprecedented long-term results with acoustic wave therapy, a non-surgical, non-invasive solution that harnesses the power of the body’s natural healing agents. Prolong Medical Center maintains an 85% success rate in treating erectile dysfunction with acoustic wave therapy. The clinic defines “success” as the ability to achieve and maintain an erection.

But successfully treating erectile dysfunction goes far beyond restoring the physical ability to have sex, Nowland said. Erectile dysfunction profoundly affects men’s health in many ways. The lack of trust and added stress permeates the patient’s relationship with their spouse or partner, affecting the quality of their sleep, work performance, and overall sense of well-being.

Recognizing that erectile dysfunction is a very sensitive issue for many men to discuss and seek treatment for, the staff at Prolong Medical Center treat each patient’s health issues with the utmost discretion. Appointments are scheduled so that patients do not share the waiting room with anyone.

Extend the medical center offers a low-key, personalized experience that patients won’t find anywhere else in southern Utah, Nowland said. The clinic is locally owned and operated by people who genuinely care about the health needs of the community.

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“We customize treatment plans to ensure the best outcome, he added. “We take every individual into consideration.”

Many cases of erectile dysfunction are linked to decreased blood flow caused by the buildup of plaque in the penile arteries and the reduced capacity of existing blood vessels. Acoustic wave therapy targets erectile dysfunction at the cellular level to facilitate spontaneous erections when needed. The waves break up plaque buildup and scar tissue to restore blood flow while stimulating the generation of Vascular Oxide, Stem Cells and Nitric Oxide in the treated area.

Some patients see improvement after just a few visits, Nowland said, adding that the typical regimen includes six treatments. Other men, however, might need more sessions. In this case, the clinic does not charge any additional fees.

“They don’t have to worry about being able to afford additional treatments while they work to get results,” he said. “That’s what differentiates us from others.”

Although more prevalent in the aging population, erectile dysfunction is not exclusively an older man’s problem. Nowland said men of all ages may notice their sexual performance isn’t what it used to be.

Stress, lack of sleep, medications, weight, and general health all play a key role in erectile dysfunction. Before beginning any treatment plan, a medical provider will thoroughly review a patient’s medical history and pre-existing health conditions to create a program that meets their unique needs.

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“We really get to know our patients on a level that other clinics don’t, Nowland said. “They will feel the difference when they walk in.”

Prolong Medical Center Won Gold Ribbon in Men’s Health in 2021 The Best of Southern Utah contest, which Nowland says is a testament to the patient experience they strive to create.

Prolong Medical Center offers a variety of cutting-edge therapies and personalized programs to help patients choose the optimal treatment plan for the results they deserve. Additional solutions include breakthrough treatments for urinary incontinence and chronic pain in both men and women.

Schedule a consultation today to see the difference Prolong Medical Center can make in your life. For more information, call 435-375-5000.

Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.

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