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Our Process FAQs

You’ll visit our office to meet with Dr. McLellan and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We’re open – so don’t hold back with your questions!

We’ll introduce the non-invasive and painless procedure to you during your first (of six) treatments. Note that it’s normal to feel a vibrating sensation during the treatment.

We’ll meet at regular intervals to conduct the remaining sessions. While you will see results after the first two to three sessions, it’s important to stay consistent.

The aftercare stage is the best part – there is none! No keeping up with prescriptions or suffering after-effects; you’ll be good to go!

Dr. McLellan is a trained family doctor with years of experience in men’s health practice. Contact us today to get started on your journey to a healthy sexual lifestyle.

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Healthy Sexual Lifestyle For Men FAQs

A healthy sexual lifestyle for men involves having a positive and satisfying sexual experience while ensuring it is respectful, consensual, and free from coercion.

It is defined more by the quality of intimacy and communication between couples rather than just the frequency of sexual activity. Because it fosters emotional connection, lowers stress, increases self-esteem, and improves mood, a healthy sexual lifestyle has a favorable impact on overall health. The cardiovascular and immune systems can also benefit from regular sexual activity, among other physical advantages.

Yes, several lifestyle choices can positively influence men’s sexual health and function.

Regular exercise is advantageous because it enhances cardiovascular health and blood flow, which might favorably affect erectile function. Sexual function is supported by a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, healthy grains, and lean proteins.  As alcohol misuse and smoking are linked to problems with sexual performance, avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and quitting smoking can both help improve sexual health.

Stress management techniques, such as mindfulness, relaxation exercises, and adequate sleep, can help reduce anxiety and improve sexual function.

Smoking, alcohol, and drug use can have adverse effects on men’s sexual lifestyles.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be brought on by smoking since it is associated with decreased blood flow. Alcohol abuse can affect one’s ability to perform sexually, lower desire, and make it harder to get or keep an erection. Sexual desire, arousal, and general sexual satisfaction can be significantly impacted by substance misuse, including drugs like cocaine or opioids.

These habits may also affect men’s relationships, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life. Reducing or eliminating these habits can lead to improvements in sexual health and overall lifestyle.

Testosterone is a hormone primarily produced in men’s testicles and, to a lesser extent, in women’s ovaries.

It is a member of the androgen family of male sex hormones. In addition to being responsible for the usual male traits like facial hair growth, voice deepening, and increased muscle mass, testosterone is also essential for the development and maintenance of male reproductive structures, including the testes and prostate. Beyond its impact on sexual development and function, testosterone also affects red blood cell synthesis, mood management, bone density, and fat distribution.

It plays an essential part in maintaining overall well-being and vitality in men.

  • Yes, testosterone levels significantly influence men’s sexual health and libido (sex drive).

    Initiating and maintaining erections, as well as overall sexual performance, are all significantly influenced by testosterone. When testosterone levels are in a healthy range, it supports a strong sexual desire and helps to create satisfying sexual experiences. However, men may experience a decline in libido and sexual desire if their testosterone levels fall below the usual range. They may also have trouble getting or keeping erections (erectile dysfunction).

    Men with low levels of this hormone may benefit from improving their sexual health and libido by addressing low testosterone.

  • Several factors can contribute to low testosterone levels in men, and these can vary from individual to individual.

    Ageing is one of the most frequent causes, as testosterone production tends to steadily decline with age. Other factors include obesity, chronic diseases including diabetes and liver or kidney disease, pituitary gland disorders, genetic conditions impacting hormone production, and some medical ailments like hypogonadism (a condition where the testes don’t make enough testosterone).

    Hormone levels can also be impacted by lifestyle factors such heavy drinking, drug use, persistent stress, inactivity, and a poor diet. Medications like opioids, corticosteroids, and some cancer treatments may also cause testosterone depletion.

Erectile Dysfunction FAQs

Erectile dysfunction is a prevalent issue that many men face. Although older men are more likely to experience it, it can happen to anyone. Erectile dysfunction can occur due to a variety of circumstances, including age, underlying medical issues, lifestyle choices, and psychological factors.

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Although aging can play a role in the development of erectile dysfunction, it is not the only cause. Men of all ages might experience erectile dysfunction. However, research indicates that erectile dysfunction is more common as people age. The natural aging process, which can affect blood flow, hormone levels, and general health, is mostly responsible for this.

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Erectile dysfunction is frequently successfully treated. This does rely on the underlying cause. Men can restore satisfying sexual function by managing and improving their condition.

Additionally, addressing lifestyle factors like maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, managing stress, and avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol use can contribute to better erectile function.

The best treatment strategy suited to a person’s needs can only be determined by consulting with a healthcare expert who specializes in sexual health.

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Shockwave Therapy FAQs

Shockwave therapy is an alternative, non-invasive treatment for ED.  

The clinical term for shockwave therapy is low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT).  It has also been used to improve wound healing. Using targeted high-energy sound waves, LiSWT can speed up tissue repair and cell growth.

Healthy blood flow to the penile tissue is necessary for erections. Shockwave therapy is regarded favorably as a method of enhancing blood flow and rebuilding and fortifying blood vessels in the penis. Increasing blood flow to the penis is the same goal as more traditional ED treatments, such as oral medications, including sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis).

Shockwave therapy is administered with a wand-like device placed near different areas of the penis. A healthcare professional moves the device along parts of your penis for about 15 minutes while it emits gentle pulses. No anesthesia is needed.

The pulses trigger improved blood flow and tissue reconstruction in the penis. Both of these changes lead to erections sufficient for sex.

Anyone experiencing chronic ED could be a candidate.

More and more men in Ottawa are identifying ED as a significant health risk due to the city’s aging population. People are expecting great intimacy later in their life cycles as a result of living longer and being healthy.

Men in Ottawa have been utilizing shock wave therapy for years for various medical ailments. However, old age isn’t the sole cause of ED.

The best way to determine whether you’re a candidate for this ED treatment is to talk with your doctor about your situation, especially if you haven’t had success with other therapies

Ready to take the first step toward addressing your concerns? Scheduling an appointment for a consultation is quick and easy at our clinic. Our team is here to support you whether you’re dealing with erectile dysfunction, looking for sexual health guidance, or looking into treatment alternatives.

Your experience will be easy and private thanks to the assistance of our helpful personnel. Don’t allow ED to continue to keep you back.  

Set up a consultation today to take charge of your sexual health and start on the road to a happy and rewarding life.

Erections need a sufficient supply of blood, and conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease that restrict blood flow to the penis can cause ED.

With shockwave therapy, a physician uses a wand-like device to deliver mild shockwaves to the penis. Shockwave therapy is also associated with the growth of new blood vessels and the recruitment of stem cells to the penis.

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