Many men struggle with erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point in their lives. This condition can be confusing, embarrassing, and frustrating – especially if you aren’t sure how to move forward. There are all sorts of treatments out there, including penile injections, pills, and vacuum erection devices, but each of these treats the symptom at the moment. There is a long-term treatment option available through acoustic wave therapy for ED. Keep reading to learn more about this option that combats erectile dysfunction.
What is Acoustic or Shock Wave Therapy for ED?
There are many reasons men struggle with ED. One of the main reasons is a low flow of blood to the penis. Blood flow is what makes the penis become erect in response to sexual stimulation. When blood flow has interruptions, men experience weak erections that lose their rigidity too quickly.
Acoustic wave therapy (also called shock wave therapy) fights against this lack of blood flow. This process uses non-invasive, low-intensity acoustic waves to cause neovascularization directly inside a penis. Neovascularization is the formation of new blood vessels. These new blood vessels improve blood flow encouraging stronger and longer erections. Acoustic wave therapy can also promote natural and spontaneous erections, according to one study conducted through the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Who can benefit from Shockwave Therapy for ED?
Anyone with mild to severe ED can likely benefit from shockwave therapy. This includes the nearly 50% of men that struggle with getting or maintaining an erection.
It may be a good option for men who…
- Desire a treatment to reverse the underlying cause of ED
- Are looking for a better response to the oral medicines used to treat ED
- Want a non-invasive treatment for their ED before moving on to other options
The typical treatment course is 6 treatments over 6 weeks, and 50-80% of patients will report an improvement in their erections 30 days after they have completed the full treatment cycle.
How long does Shockwave Therapy for ED last?
Individual results will vary, however, some studies have shown that a positive response can last up to two years.
What does Shockwave Therapy for ED feel like?
Prior to treatment patients will apply a numbing gel to the penis. Most patients say it feels like a light tapping or tingling sensation and do not experience pain.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
After patients apply the numbing gel and it takes effect, shockwaves will be directed to various areas around the shaft and base of the penis. Typically, treatments sessions will last about 15 to 20 minutes.
Schedule a Shockwave Therapy Consultation
There is hope for all men to experience sexual satisfaction even if they currently struggle with erectile dysfunction. The highly trained medical staff at Prestige Medical treats each man according to the specific needs he presents. Our acoustic wave treatment program is a natural, clinically-supported ED treatment that provides long-term improvements. We have years of experienced treating men with sexual health issues with programs tailored to them.
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