Frequently Asked Questions
What is RejuvaFlow™ ?
RejuvaFlow is a treatment program designed to target the many underlying causes of erectile dysfunction. RejuvaFlow encompasses several different treatment procedures selected by the physician to work in combination according to the specific diagnosis of each patient.
What is the RejuvaHeart device and what does it have to do with the RejuvaFlow protocols?
RejuvaFlow protocols are a medical program of treatments that utilizie various therapies and procedures developed to reverse the effects of aging and erectile dysfunction. The RejuvaHeart™ device offers one treatment which may be appropriate for many patients undergoing the RejuvaFlow treatment program, depending on the particular underlying issues diagnosed by their physician.
What is the RejuvaHeart device, what does it do?
The RejuvaHeart device is a comfortable bed that is computer directed and synchronized to each individuals heartbeat. During treatment, this physical medicine system envelopes the patients lower legs, thighs and buttocks with air compression that feels like deep tissue massage. It does this in counter pulsation to the patients heartbeat in order to increase blood flow throughout the body while the heart is at rest.
The increased blood flow created by this treatment causes a vast network of tiny collateral blood vessels to enlarge, strengthen and grow new pathways for blood to reach the heart, naturally bypassing any blockages. During treatment, blood flow to the penis has also been measured to increase by as much as 140%.
Are these treatments safe?
The technology behind the RejuvaHeart device was developed over 30 years ago by Harvard physicians. It has been proven safe and effective in hundreds of clinical trials. Cleared by the FDA for use in treating class IV angina patients who suffer severe chest pain from lack of oxygen and blood flow, the RejuvaHeart technology brings relief and increased stamina even to those too weak to risk the dangers of surgery.
RejuvaFlow utilizes non-surgical, safe and effective methods for restoring vascular function, improving endothelial health, increasing circulating stem cells and naturally increasing blood flow, nitrous oxide and oxygen in the body- all critical factors for enjoying healthy energy and good sexual function.
What role does RejuvaHeart play in a treatment program for reversing the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?
Good blood flow is essential not just for heart health, but for our entire body to function. Many disease processes compromise and reduce our blood flow though we may not even notice- especially as we age.
There is a very strong correlation between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. Most male heart patients will typically also suffer erectile dysfunction the biggest common denominator being the need for more blood flow.
Is improving blood flow the only reason to consider trying RejuvaHeart?
It is important to understand that blood vessels are living, dynamic organs and need to be exercised to stay healthy, for numerous reasons more than blood flow.
Heart attack prevention. The friction of blood moving aggressively along endothelial cells that line our arteries stimulates those cells to release “vascular endothelial growth factor”- a natural chemical that stimulates blood vessels to grow creating new, clear pathways to carry our blood.
Inflammation reduction. We now know that inflammation (swelling of the arteries) is a powerful predictor of cardiovascular risk. The shear stress of increased blood flow against the blood vessel walls has been found to create an anti-inflammatory effect.
Widening of vessels (dilation). Studies have shown this treatment improves vascular reactivity- elasticity of the blood vessels which helps make them resistant to clotting, cracking and spasm thus helping protect the blood vessels from disease.
Increased nitrous oxide. Much like the effect of drugs like Viagra, clinical trials have documented that during treatment the natural production of nitric oxide can be increased by nearly as much as 60%. Besides relaxing the arteries, nitric oxide is also a key factor in good erectile function.
Endothelin reduction. When the endothelial layer is dysfunctional, it can increase production of a substance called “Endothelin”. Endothelin impairs blood flow by constricting vessels which forces the heart to work harder. It also causes the body to retain salt and water adding to risk of hypertension. Endothelin levels have been shown in clinical trials to reduce by nearly 40% during treatment. -RejuvaHeart treatment recreates the beneficial effects of exercise while the patient is lying down.
Is RejuvaHeart strictly for heart disease?
The RejuvaHeart treatment technology is covered by Medicare for cardiovascular patients who suffer angina symptoms. It is especially beneficial for patients too weak or at serious risk to undergo surgery in order to restore blood flow through stenting or bypass. However, the health benefits of good blood flow go far beyond just heart disease.
What other health issues are related to poor blood flow?
-peripheral vascular disease
-restless leg syndrome
-even hearing and visual disorders
What are other health benefits associated with improved blood flow?
RejuvaHeart is exercise with all the cardiovascular benefits of exercise but the patient receives those benefits while resting comfortably on the treatment bed. Just one hour on the RejuvaHeart™ device provides the same cardiovascular benefits as a ten mile walk!
If you are experiencing a lack of energy and doing exercise is difficult for you, RejuvaHeart can help. RejuvaHeart therapy can actually jump start an exercise regimen for someone that wants that extra push or head start.
If this therapy is so beneficial, why haven’t I heard about it?
More aggressive medicine in the west is perceived to equate to better outcomes. Despite the fact that the technology behind the RejuvaHeart is proven in numerous clinical studies to be as or more effective in saving lives and improving quality of life than bypass surgery, high tech surgeries are easily reimbursed hundreds of billions of dollars and remain the mainstay of medical school training.
Do you prescribe RejuvaHeart even for patients that have undergone stent or bypass? And if so, why?
Yes, because of the many beneficial aspects already explained here. Also, many patients still suffer angina pain even after multiple stents or bypass and RejuvaHeart can reduce or eliminate that pain completely while helping the patient gain new stamina and wellness.
Does low testosterone affect sexual drive (libido)?
Yes, low levels of testosterone can certainly contribute to reduced sexual interest and a lack of satisfying sex. But “Low- T” clinics that target men who are worried about their flab, aches or manliness can put men at risk because what works for one man, does not necessarily work for another.
RejuvaFlow™ protocols utilize a hormone management approach, where each patient is carefully analyzed using thorough blood serum analysis so that each patient is evaluated not only according to blood markers, but also with an eye on adrenal, thyroid and diabetic markers. Each patient can then be treated with natural hormone replacement therapy that is ideally customized to match his own body, while appropriate treatment protocols can also be prescribed to address any other metabolic issues that present.
How does a RejuvaFlow physician determine the cause of my problem?
Utilizing the latest advances in diagnostics the RejuvaFlow program includes hormone blood serum evaluation, vascular penile blood flow measurement with Doppler ultrasound, as well as vascular studies to determine circulatory function and endothelial inflammation risks utilizing Endograph™ a computerized mediated flow analysis. Combined with a thorough patient history, the RejuvaFlow program evaluation process is centered on assessing the patient on a “whole-body” level. That is because there are numerous systems in the body- endocrine, circulatory, endothelial- which when not functionally balanced, play a big role in causing erectile dysfunction.
The RejuvaFlow program is specifically designed to uncover the real underlying causes of your complaint.
Is there a treatment for my problem?
The RejuvaFlow program is centered on the knowledge that the human body has an incredible ability to heal itself naturally. While pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures have their place in medicine, RejuvaFlow is focused on minimally invasive and rejuvenating approaches as a first line of treatment. Backed by published clinical trials, (see “Research”) treatment protocols in RejuvaFlow work to strengthen the most fundamental process in the human body for sexual function and life: blood flow.
Every day, we are successfully treating patients suffering with erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease, low testosterone, decreased libido, premature ejaculation as well as many other male complaints.
RejuvaFlow’s advanced treatments provide effective, innovative care for your complaints while helping you restore a truly healthy body and life.