Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options available for sexual dysfunction. It's important to talk to your doctor about your symptoms and concerns so that you can receive the most appropriate treatment for your needs. With the proper treatment, many people can overcome sexual dysfunction and enjoy a fulfilling sex life.

Types of Sexual Dysfunction

Understanding the types and causes of sexual dysfunction can help you find the right treatment to improve your sexual wellness. There are several types of sexual dysfunction, including:

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED): Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection.
  • Premature ejaculation (PE): Ejaculating too quickly during sexual activity.
  • Delayed ejaculation: Difficulty ejaculating during sexual activity.
  • Low libido: Decreased sexual desire.
  • Painful intercourse: Pain or discomfort during sexual activity.

Sexual dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Physical health conditions: Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health conditions can affect sexual function.
  • Psychological factors: Stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions can contribute to sexual dysfunction.
  • Medications: Certain medications, such as antidepressants and blood pressure medications, can affect sexual function.
  • Lifestyle factors: Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and drug use can all contribute to sexual dysfunction.
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Treatment Options

When it comes to treating sexual dysfunction, there are several options available:

Shockwave Therapy for Sexual Dysfunction

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-intensity sound waves to improve blood flow and promote tissue regeneration in the targeted area. While it has been primarily used to treat conditions such as kidney stones and musculoskeletal injuries, it has also been explored as a potential treatment for sexual dysfunction in both men and women.

In men, shockwave therapy has been studied to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). The theory behind this treatment is that sound waves stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and improve blood flow to the penis, which can help to enhance erections.

In women, shockwave therapy has been studied to treat sexual dysfunction related to vaginal atrophy and pain during intercourse. The treatment is thought to stimulate collagen production and improve blood flow to the vaginal tissues, which can help to reduce pain and enhance sexual function.


The P-shot, or Priapus Shot, is a medical procedure that involves injecting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the penis to improve sexual function. PRP is derived from the patient's blood and contains growth factors that stimulate tissue regeneration and new blood vessel formation.

The P-shot address various sexual problems in men, including:

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Decreased sexual sensitivity

Benefits of the PRP injection include the following:

  • Improve blood flow to the penis
  • Promote tissue regeneration
  • Enhance sexual function


Viagra is a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. It contains the active ingredient sildenafil, which relaxes the blood vessels in the penis, allowing blood to flow more easily and resulting in an erection.

Viagra is typically taken 30 minutes to 1 hour before sexual activity, and its effects can last up to 4 hours. It's important to note that sexual stimulation is still required for the medication to work.


Trimix combines three medications injected into the penis to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). The three medications in Trimix are alprostadil, papaverine, and phentolamine. Alprostadil is a vasodilator that relaxes the blood vessels in the penis, allowing blood to flow more easily and resulting in an erection. Papaverine is also a vasodilator that works by relaxing the smooth muscle in the penis, while phentolamine is an alpha-blocker that helps to increase blood flow to the penis.

Trimix is typically injected directly into the side of the penis using a small needle. The dosage and frequency of injections may vary depending on the individual's response to the medication and the severity of their ED.

Lifestyle Changes

Making lifestyle changes can also be effective in treating sexual dysfunction. Some lifestyle changes that may improve sexual function include:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Reducing alcohol consumption
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Managing stress

Experience Sexual Dysfunction Relief at St. Pete Medical Group

You should be able to live free from the struggles of chronic conditions such as sexual dysfunction. While these conditions are common, they should not be your normal, and traditional medicine generally fails those who suffer from these conditions holding you back. Medications, therapies, and lifestyle changes can all effectively improve sexual function, but working with a healthcare provider is vital to determine the best treatment plan for you. That’s where we come in. St. Pete Medical Group has been treating the root cause of chronic health conditions instead of masking symptoms, resulting in long-term results without side effects since 2007. Our doctors have over four decades of experience successfully treating patients with chronic conditions, helping thousands of patients benefit from our various treatments resulting in symptom reduction, weight loss, and pain relief. Our medical facilities utilize the latest technology and treatments to help you overcome your chronic conditions and their associated symptoms to ensure the best results. Contact us today to learn more about relief from sexual dysfunction!

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