Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

James Robles, MD, FIPP -  - Anti-Aging Medicine

New Pain Solutions

James Robles, MD, FIPP

Anti-Aging Medicine & Interventional Pain Specialist located in Weslaco, TX

As one of the most well-respected regenerative medicine specialists in the world, James Robles, MD, uses advanced techniques, such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). While traditional medicine treats only the symptoms of ED, Dr. Robles focuses on healing the underlying cause at New Pain Solutions in Weslaco, Texas. For safe and effective ED treatment, call or book an appointment online.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection firm enough for sexual activity. This condition is extremely common, affecting about 40% of men by age 40 and 70% of men by age 70.

Sexual arousal is a much more complex process than you may think. The process of developing an erection involves the neurologic, endocrine, psychologic, and vascular systems, in addition to your sex organs. A problem in any one of these systems can lead to ED.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Many physical and psychological processes come into play when you get an erection. ED can result from physical problems, mental concerns, or a combination of both.

Common physical causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Heart disease
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Alcoholism or substance abuse
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Surgeries or trauma to the spinal cord

Common psychological causes of ED may include stress, depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. Unresolved relationship issues may also lead to problems with sexual function such as ED.

How do you treat erectile dysfunction with regenerative medicine?

First, Dr. Robles listens carefully to your symptoms and medical history. He performs a thorough physical exam, paying special attention to your heart, genitals, and blood pressure as these systems may reveal an underlying cause of ED.

Instead of merely treating your symptoms with a pill, Dr. Robles works with you to discover the root cause of your ED. The diagnostic process may involve blood or urine tests or a nocturnal penile tumescence test, a portable device that measures erections while you sleep.

Dr. Robles relies on evidence-based regenerative medicine for ED treatment. Depending on your needs, ED treatment may include:

  • Shock wave therapy
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

He may also recommend regenerative injections, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or the Priapus Shot® (P-Shot®), which may be combined with a penile pump.

No matter the underlying cause of your ED, Dr. Robles has an effective treatment for you. To learn more, call New Pain Solutions or book an appointment online.