What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Over 50% of men over the age of 40 have experienced Erectile Dysfunction (ED). For years, it was believed that the cause of ED was strictly psychological; however, it is now more widely understood that the cause of ED is often physical and is usually a result of impaired blood flow. Shockwave is exceptionally successful on vasculogenic ED, that is, impairment as a result of blood flow to the penis.
What are the Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction
In many cases, men with erectile dysfunctions:
- Are unable to achieve an erection in the first place (impotence).
- Are unable to maintain an erection long enough to complete intercourse.
- Have a general disinterest in sex or a diminished sex drive.
Shockwave therapy is one of the most cutting-edge techniques currently being used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), In general, shockwave therapy uses shockwaves which are single pulses of energy that travel faster than the speed of sound to stimulate blood flow to the affected area.
These shockwaves create new blood vessels, through a process called neovascularization.
Blood flow is vital for achieving and maintaining an erection. When healthy, arteries near your penis open wider when you’re sexually aroused, but when you struggle with erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence, they may not be able to widen correctly.
Over the last decade, using low-frequency shockwaves has been shown to be effective in treating erectile dysfunction and stimulating blood flow to the penis.
How does Shockwave Therapy Work?
Shockwave therapy is administered by your doctor and the appointments are generally quick and easy, usually lasting between 25-30 minutes. Men don’t typically find the process painful at all and don’t need anesthesia or any type of numbing cream, and they often only report feeling a slight tingling sensation during the procedure.
The shockwave handpiece is slid along the shaft of the penis and crura using a sonic gel to transmit the painless shockwave energy.
Shockwave therapy has been a primary medical treatment method in Europe for over 3 decades, particularly for use in urological treatments. As one of the most effective technologies used for treating kidney stones, it didn’t take long to find that the positive effects of shockwaves were numerous and more versatile than previously believed.
Shockwaves work by disrupting and removing any tissue that should not be present, such as scar tissue, while simultaneously stimulating new blood vessel growth (angiogenesis) to the impacted tissue.
As a result of treatment, the tissue responds with a better range of motion due to fewer restrictions and overall improvement in circulation to the area. More circulation and less scar tissue mean better healing.
Erectile Dysfunction is defined as the inability to attain or sustain an erection and it develops for a variety of reasons; however, the most common underlying cause is poor blood flow to or scar tissue in the penis. Whether this is a result of aging or disease, such as diabetes, the overall effect of the shockwaves is the same.While a full treatment protocol of 6 sessions is highly recommended for optimal success, most clients have seen results after only 2 sessions.
What Does Shockwave Therapy Treat
Is The Treatment Painful?
No, focused shockwave therapy is not
painful and does not require any sort of
anesthesia. If you are researching other
shockwave treatment providers that state
some of their patients do use numbing
cream, then you are engaged with a provider
that is using a machine not clinically studied
or proven to be safe and effective.
When Will I See The Benefits?
Every patient is different. Some men beginto experience increased sensitivity anderectile function immediately after theirthe prescribed treatment protocol is completed.Others take up to 3-4 months before seeinga change in erectile performance.
How Soon Can I Continue My Normal Daily Function?
Immediately after the session. This is anoutpatient procedure and requires norecuperation time.
What Are The Benefits?
• Improved erectile function
• Enhance sexual performance and stamina
• Increased stimulation
• Spontaneous and natural erections
• Improved satisfaction and orgasm