Today, we’ll be discussing how to fix erectile dysfunction caused by medications, and if this is what you’re looking for, please do stick around until the very end, we’ll show you exactly how to get a free personalized treatment plan to help reverse this condition: hi, I’m kelvin and I’m one of the wellness professionals here at the nova center and I’m stephanie wolff, pa and ceo of the nova center. So how exactly do medications cause erectile dysfunction? Well, I will be putting up a graph to show you exactly how many different types of medications can cause ed, but just to give you a little background information. Let’s first talk about blood pressure medication, one of them specifically is a diuretic or what most people think of is something just to get the water off of them. Well, if you’re getting water off of you, that means that you’re also reducing the amount of blood flow to your penis. So if you don’t have enough blood flow to your penis, how are you going to get a strong firm erection? Secondly, is beta blockers beta blockers? You would think they’re vasodilators, but there’s a little bit more to it than that. If you actually think about how you get an erection, it all starts with the brain. Believe it or not. Let’s talk about this for a second. So in order to get an erection, you have to actually have your senses stimulated right. Do you have to think about it? You have to smell it. You have to visualize it. You have to see it and all of those senses are going to release something called dopamine and oxytocin. This dopamine and oxytocin will then send a signal down your spinal cord, which releases something called nitric oxide synthase. This nitric oxide synthase is actually an enzyme that induces nitric oxide, which we’ve talked about before is a vasodilator. It lines the blood vessels and tells the blood vessels to vasodilate. Once that happens, then it releases something that’s called acetylcholine acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter again something else that comes from the brain, but what this is doing specifically is telling, what’s called your autonomic nervous system, to release something called your parasympathetic nervous system and your sympathetic nervous system. Your parasympathetic nervous system is what we learned in grade school as rest and digest. This is our relaxation. This is when our heart rate is calm. We’re calm, that’s what leads to vasodilation in order to activate your parasympathetic nervous system, you have to activate your beta receptors. So if you’re taking a beta, blocker you’re going to block that parasympathetic activity, which means you’re not going to have that vasodilation that we’re looking for. So that’s why beta blockers aren’t really a good idea if you’re taking blood pressure medication, something else I want to touch on is cold medication, something like pseudoephedrine pseudoephedrine is a vasoconstrictor think about it, you’re taking it because you have a runny nose. So when you take something like sudafed or cold medicine, it dries up the runny nose. Why? Because it’s causing vasoconstriction so same idea, it’s going to cause vasoconstriction in your blood vessels of your penis and then, of course, there’s propecia or finasteride. This is oftentimes used for a couple different reasons. It’s used for enlarged, prostate. It can be used for blood pressure. It can also be used for hair loss. The number one side effect of propecia is erectile dysfunction. It actually inhibits the production of dihydrotestosterone, which is one of your active metabolites from testosterone. You have to have dihydrotestosterone you just you, don’t want a whole lot of it, but you still need it. So, when you’re cutting off that supply, you can get something. That’s called post, finasteride syndrome, I’ll be doing a video. That’s discussing a little bit more detail on that one. In particular, there are a few different ways to treat your ad caused by your medications. Most doctors prescribe Viagra or what you guys know as the little blue pill, or perhaps it’s levitra or Cialis, whatever name it is it’s actually what they call a pde5 inhibitor, and just to give you a little bit of background of what a pde5 inhibitor is. It actually blocks what’s called cgmp. I know I’m throwing out all kinds of words at you. Cgmp is actually an enzyme that will cause calci to be blocked from the cell and when you have a flux of calci in the cell, you get vasoconstriction, so no blood flow is flowing through it. So this is the body’s natural process you’re going to release nitric oxide, which then releases something called cgmp. The cgmp is going to block calci that way you can have vasodilation. So what does pde5 do? Well, the pda5 enzyme itself is going to make sure you’re not walking around with an erection for 24 hours a day, but as we get older, we produce less nitric oxide when you produce less nitric oxide. That means that you’re no longer creating that chemical reaction, which means that you’re no longer blocking that calci. So they had to invent Viagra and levitra and Cialis this pde5 inhibitor. So they can go in there and basically hold off that calci. So you could sustain an erection much longer or basically back to when you were 20.. When you were 20, you were able to get an erection, and maybe it last for a couple hours. Maybe you had a short refractory time, but as you get older, you’re no longer able to do that. So that’s really why these pde5 inhibitors were invented so that you could actually sustain an erection for four to six hours. Then of course, there’s the trimex injections. Trimex injections are basically a chemical compound and they have three different types of chemicals in them which are all vasodilators. So once you inject the trimex, it literally takes 10 minutes and you have an erection, there’s no thought process behind it. It just happens, it’s a vasodilator and then it lasts for about four to six hours. So the gentlemen that do use tri-mix. They are able to have multiple sessions or shorter refractory time if they want to, because the medication is doing the job for them and then don’t forget that there’s surgery surgery is exactly what you’re thinking there is both a inflatable and then there’s a semi-rigid contraption and what they do is they actually will place it in between your corpus cavernos? If it’s an inflatable one, it’s the best way for me to explain. It is kind of like one of those balloons that you’ll see outside of a car dealership and you’re responsible for pumping it up when you’re ready for it, whereas a semi-rigid is is basically like a prosthetic so like it says, you’re semi-rigid, but it’s surgery and then, of course, there’s shockwave. Therapy. Shockwave therapy is using acoustic, wave or sound waves, and what sound waves are known for is breaking up microplaque and promoting something that’s called angiogenesis, which is the formation of new blood vessels. So now you’re optimizing the amount of blood flow through these new blood vessels and feeding new tissue regeneration. Now, with shockwave therapy. We both have in clinic as well as an at home, using what’s now called the phoenix. If you’d like to learn a little bit more, you can go to get your phoenix.com. Then of course, there’s hormone balancing, so hormones play a huge role, no pun intended in erections and the reason. Why is because I’m not sure if this, but as you get older, your testosterone starts to decline. Just like my estrogen starts to decline, but what’s most important about all of this is that testosterone is a potent vasodilator, it’s responsible for creating your nitric oxide. So remember when I was just talking about the pde5 inhibitors and why they were actually brought to the market. They were brought to the market because, as you age, your testosterone starts to decline, which means your production of nitric oxide starts to decline, which means you don’t have as much vasodilation as you used to the other thing that testosterone does. Is it acts as a natural calci channel? Blocker again, I know that you remember, I talked about it in the pde5 inhibitors, the more calci you hav
e in a cell, the more vasoconstriction you’re going to have in your blood vessels. So, as you age, remember, you’re, producing less testosterone, which means you’re producing less nitric oxide, which means that you’re holding on to more calci you’re, not getting rid of it so that you can have vasodilation. So that’s what testosterone is going to do for you, but testosterone’s, not a one-stop shop, there’s so many other hormones that need balancing in your body, growth, hormone, estradiol, dihydrotestosterone, dhea, there’s so many other players. The best way that I like to explain. It is think about it. Like a symphony, you have all these different musicians, creating this beautiful music. What happens if all the flute players call in sick? You no longer have the same song. It’s the same thing with your body. Don’t forget about the p shot, so the p shot is using your prp or platelet-rich plasma. This is your own blood, so you come into the clinic. We draw your blood, we spin it in a centrifuge and we remove the platelet-rich plasma. Your platelet-rich plasma has all your growth factors, your own stem cells and your healing properties, which really help to regenerate that tissue in the penis, as well as the blood vessel formation. So we have a lot of gentlemen who come in here who do not only shock wave therapy, but they’ll do the p shot at their last treatment and then, of course, they deal with their hormones but which of these treatments? Should you actually do? Maybe you don’t have the time or the money to try all of these treatments, and maybe you shouldn’t be trying all these treatments, so we have a solution. Just for you, novus is the nation’s leading sexual wellness clinic. We have a 95 success rate with reversing erectile dysfunction, all due to our standard protocol in treating patients for patients who have erectile dysfunction. We have three separate protocols, first of which is minim. Protocol second is preferred. Protocol and third is best protocol. If you want to skip ahead and check out your own personalized protocol go to getmyprotocol.com now we’ll quickly explain the minim protocol, the absolute minim, our patients need to reverse their medication-induced erectile dysfunction. The minim protocol for medication-related ed, a novus, 90-minute hormone medical evaluation. Remember certain medications can have a number of side effects which can lead to hormone deficiency and erectile dysfunction. We must go over all of your medication and understand what is causing what I need to see your entire blood panel, including all of your hormone levels, your cholesterol, your sugars, your thyroid, your vitamins. That way, I know how to balance and optimize your hormones, which can help regenerate your tissue and blood vessels as well as strengthen sexual function, libido, energy and overall health. If we find anything, that’s alarming in your blood test, we need to address that immediately. If we’re going to help you improve your sexual function. Now, obviously, we can’t explain everything here at once, so if you want your own personalized treatment plan for your erectile dysfunction and an explanation on what to do and when to do it go to getmyprotocol.com, we’ve left the clinical studies to the topics we’ve discussed today in the description below. We hope this helps you.