Sound Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to achieve and maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual activity. It as an unfortunate condition that affects men around the world and the prevalence of erectile dysfunction is known to increase as men age.
Luckily, there are many treatments available including shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction. Shockwave therapy works by using acoustic shockwaves to alleviate the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
How Does it Work?
Shoc kwave therapy for ED works by using acoustic waves to break up soft tissue calcifications, release growth factors, and enhance collagen synthesis thus stimulating the healing process. Acoustic wave therapy for ED works by applying shock waves to the outer skin of the penile shaft. This stimulates penile tissue and encourages blood flow.
It has been shown to grow new blood vessels and improve blood flow which is essential for achieving and maintaining an erection. During each shockwave therapy session, shockwaves will be emitted directly to the penis through a hand piece, similar to ultrasound, and each session lasts for about 30 minutes.
Shockwave therapy is typically recommended for men that have not responded to medications such as Viagra adequately or have no interest in taking medications. It is also recommended for men who are interested in trying to reverse some of the causes of erectile dysfunction by trying regenerative therapy.
The Benefits of Sound Wave Therapy
The benefits of sound wave therapy can be substantial in treating erectile dysfunction. Sound wave therapy addresses the root causes of erectile dysfunction by healing damaged penile tissue and repairing, repairing blood vessels, and increasing blood flow. This is very important because blood flow is crucial for achieving and maintaining an erection.
Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction can help with treating ED for many of the root causes of ED. This is because decreased blood flow is the main reason erectile dysfunction occurs. For example, shockwave therapy can have many benefits to men with diabetes by repairing the penile tissue and increasing blood flow to the penis. It also has the benefit of not causing any interactions with other medications you might be taking as prescription ED medicine.
It can also assist in obesity related erectile dysfunction. Obesity puts strain on the body and damages blood vessels making it harder to achieve and maintain an erection. Shockwave therapy can repair these blood vessels and increase blood flow to the penis making for stronger erections. It can even be effective in treating erectile dysfunction in young adults.
Is Sound Wave Therapy Painful?
Shockwave therapy sounds like it might be painful, but this is not electric shock therapy. Shockwave therapy uses acoustic waves to stimulate tissue growth and increase blood flow. Shockwave therapy is generally painless; however, you may experience some side effects including bleeding or bruising but this is rare.
How Long Do the Effects of Sound Wave Therapy Last?
Sound Wave Therapy can be a more permanent way of improving erectile function. Unlike prescription medicines like Viagra, which only create a temporary increase in blood flow to the penis, shockwave therapy restores erectile mechanisms and allows you to get an erection natural and spontaneously. The effects can be long lasting as the therapy is actually healing the tissue and blood vessels in your penis. Typically, the effects of Sound Wave Therapy can last anywhere from to three years, however, the research on long-term benefits is still limited at this time.
Effectiveness and Clinical Studies
Shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective at treating erectile dysfunction by clinical studies. There have been some contradictory clinical studies regarding shockwave therapy treatment for erectile dysfunction. In some studies, it has been shown to work best for mild cases of erectile dysfunction in some studies and has been shown to work best in moderate to severe cases of erectile dysfunction by other studies.
However, clinical studies have generally shown shockwave therapy to be an effective treatment for all levels of severity of erectile dysfunction with most men showing a continual improvement in their erectile function six months after treatment. As with any medical treatment, it is best to discuss your options and treatment plan with a doctor to understand fully the risks and benefits of shockwave therapy. Currently, shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction is not approved by the FDA so accurate advice from a medical professional is essential.
Consultation with a Specialist
If you are considering shockwave therapy to improve your life, consult a specialist today. The team at Alpha Men’s Center are experienced in the use of shockwave therapy and can answer all of your questions and concerns about the procedure. They specialize in men’s health issues such as erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and sports injuries. Contact Alpha Men’s Center today by visiting their website or calling 484-685-1301.