ED Specialist

Internal Medicine Clinic

Purnachandra R. Yerneni, MD

Integrative Medicine Provider & Medical Wellness located in Bogalusa, LA

Are you unable to have and enjoy sex because you can't get or stay hard? If so, you are not alone. Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects about 30 million men in the United States. Dr. Purnachandra Yerneni, of Internal Medicine Clinic in Bogalusa, Louisiana, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ED by offering the latest medical techniques in a comforting and relaxed atmosphere. He is skilled at addressing the unique need of each patient and plans individualized therapy to restore the physical intimacy in your relationships. Call or book an appointment online today.

ED Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED), also referred to as impotence, is a condition in which you are unable to have or maintain a firm erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse. Although ED is experienced by most men once in a while, it is commonly seen as an ongoing issue as men age.

What causes ED?

The development of an erection occurs as a result of harmony between body and mind. Hence, erectile dysfunction can occur because of psychological or physical conditions. It can also be the first symptom of an undiagnosed medical condition. Some medical conditions that may affect erection include:

  • Clogged blood vessels (Atherosclerosis)
  • Disorders such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease
  • Low testosterone
  • Hypertension
  • Prostate surgery
  • Certain medications

ED may also be caused by lifestyle factors like smoking, alcohol use, and inactivity. Stress, fatigue, depression, and relationship problems also may impede a man’s ability to have satisfying sexual relations.

How is ED diagnosed?

ED is diagnosed by conducting a medical and sexual history and a physical examination. The physical examination includes checking blood flow to your penis and testicles and testing your nerves for sensation.

How is ED treated?

Dr. Yerneni, of Internal Medicine Clinic, treats your erectile dysfunction by zeroing in on what is causing the disorder. He begins by optimizing your general health by advising you to exercise, take dietary supplements, and quit alcohol and smoking.

Other treatment options include psychological counseling and couples therapy, oral medications, injectable medications, penile pumps, penile implants, and surgery.

Cutting-edge technologies used at Internal Medicine Clinic include:

The Priapus Shot® or P-shot

The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) P-Shot is a cellular therapy that harnesses the healing power of growth factors and nutrients derived from your blood. Dr. Yerneni draws your blood and efficiently separate the platelets to get a pH-balanced, platelet rich shot.

He then numbs your penis and injects the shot into it. The nutrients in the shot help grow new blood vessels that help to maintain an erection.

eVIVE™

eVIVE is a safe, comfortable and proven procedure that utilizes high-frequency, low-intensity sound waves to stimulate the growth and repair of blood vessels in the penis. The procedure increases the blood flow to the penis, leading to stronger, harder and sustained erections.

The entire treatment consists of six to 12 sessions over six months, with each session lasting 15-20 minutes. Dr. Yerneni numbs a specific area on your penis and delivers the sound waves using the state-of-art device. There is no downtime, and you can resume regular activity immediately.

Get back the intimacy in your relationship by calling or booking an appointment online at the Internal Medicine Clinic in Bogalusa, Louisiana, today.

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