When it comes to male bonding, guys might go mountain biking, to a sports game, or out for beer — anything but sit down and talk about intimate subjects like how their erections just aren’t what they used to be. The topic may be taboo, but the experience in men of all ages is common.
In fact, nearly 50 per cent of men over 40 have some form of erectile dysfunction (ED), while some younger men — those in their 30s and 40s —often experience sub-par erections that compromise their sexual enjoyment.
It’s all a natural part of aging, but sexual wellness is also an integral part of lifelong health and well-being. And many men don’t realize that unsatisfactory erections are treatable.
“We can help men at any age,” says Dr. Neil Pollock, founder of the Pollock Clinics. “Some men come to us to enhance their sexual experience, satisfaction, and performance, while others want to address more advanced ED symptoms.
“We help men obtain better, harder, stronger, longer-lasting erections,” he says. “Besides greater sexual satisfaction, this leads to enhanced confidence and intimacy.”
The team at Pollock Clinics offers treatments that improve erections and enhance sexual performance, allowing many to experience greater sexual enjoyment, and offer advanced approaches that help rejuvenate the penis.
A clinical instructor in UBC’s faculty of medicine and one of the world’s leading providers of ED treatments, Pollock has seen the very real effects of what’s known as pornography-induced ED, particularly in younger men.
“Viewing pornography raises the threshold for stimulation and for the brain to send chemical messaging that will produce an erection,” he says, adding that Pollock Clinics has a full sexual health program to help men with this as well.
Dr. Pollock draws on 25 years of experience in offering advanced no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomies and circumcisions for people of all ages. “We’re bringing our meticulous approach and expertise to a new area of medicine to help patients who have not had their concerns addressed fully,” he says.
Pollock Clinics offers three forms of rapid-access treatments that improve the quality of erections for greater sexual performance and for more advanced erectile dysfunction.
These treatments include ED shock wave therapy, a non-invasive treatment that uses low-intensity acoustic sound waves to achieve long-term benefits. A non-drug approach, the technology treats the underlying vascular cause of erectile dysfunction by improving the quantity and quality of blood vessels and blood flow to the penis. “This addresses the actual cause of ED and not just the symptoms,” Pollock says.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is another technique the clinic has expertise in. The treatment uses growth factors from a patient’s own blood, applied via virtually painless micro injections into the penis. PRP shots may enhance blood vessel and nerve regeneration, increasing the amount of blood flow to the penis and enhancing sensitivity.
The team at Pollock Clinics knows that sexual issues are complex, multidimensional, and unique to each individual. Contributing factors can be physical, psychological, behavioural, and social. Sex therapy with the centre’s certified sex therapist can aid in effectively addressing erectile dysfunction, ultimately restoring intimacy and self-confidence and strengthening relationships.
With 24/7 after-care and support and two convenient locations, Pollock also offers all-natural treatments for penile enlargement and premature ejaculation as well as screening and treatment for low testosterone. No doctor’s referral is required.
For more information and to access the clinic’s easy online booking system, visit pollockclinics.com.