Infertility is a major problem, affecting approximately 15% of young couples. The coexistence of infertility and erectile dysfunction is rare, and therefore the disorder of one does not necessarily implies disorder of the other.
The causes of male infertility can be due to:
- Congenital or acquired urogenital disorders
- Urinary tract infections
- Increased temperature of the scrotum (eg as a result of varicocele)
- Endocrine disorders
- Genetic abnormalities
- Immune factors
It is recommended that the partner should also be tested at the same time, even if there are disturbances in the man, since studies show that in one out of four couples with infertility problems, abnormalities are found in both partners.
Erectile dysfunction is a condition - taboo for modern men. In fact, most men will occasionally experience the problem of erectile dysfunction sometime during their lifetime. Unfortunately, for a large number of men, erectile dysfunction is a common problem. Nearly half of the men over 50 years old suffer from erectile dysfunction and two thirds of them suffer from moderate to complete dysfunction.
The mechanism of erection is characterized by an increase in arterial blood flow in penile cavernous bodies during sexual stimulation. 70% of cases of erectile dysfunction are due to vascular ailment problems, which are caused by cardiovascular diseases (e.g. hypertension), diabetes mellitus or age increase.
The Andrology-Infertility department of the Rehabilitation Center "Kentavros" is equipped with a special ultrasonic shock wave machine (DUOLITH SD1 T-TOP "F-SW ultra", with a focused handle and 10’’ inch touch screen), offering a complete approach to diagnosis and treatment of the problem with the co-operation of specialized urologists.
ESWT (Extracorporeal shock wave therapy) treatment restores mild and moderate erectile dysfunction. In cases of severe vascular erectile dysfunction, in which there is no adequate response to medication (e.g., Viagra, Levitra, etc.), the therapeutic effect of the method enables the improvement of medication result.