Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED or impotence, is a concern for millions of men around the world. The health problem affects men of all ages, but is more common with increasing age. But what is the best way to treat the frustrating sexual dysfunction?
The good news is that erectile dysfunction is treatable. Depending on the cause of the condition, several possible options are available. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a relatively new and innovative treatment. The clinically proven method has been used for the treatment of various medical conditions for more than 30 years.
What is shock waves?
Shock waves are audible high-energy sound waves. In urology, Extracorporeal shock wave therapy has been used for the treatment of vascular erectile dysfunction since 2010. Compared to surgery, shock wave therapy is a non-invasive treatment option. This means that the shock waves are generated outside of the body (extracorporeally) in a therapy system and then travel through the patient‘s skin into the tissue. This is why the method is called extracorporeal shock wave therapy or ESWT. A major advantage of this innovative treatment option is the fact that it has virtually no risks or side effects.
Shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual disorder. Men affected by ED have consistent trouble with achieving and maintaining an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse despite being sexually stimulated. The condition can have physical or psychological causes. One of the major causes of ED is restricted blood flow to the penis – the amount of blood in the cavernous bodies may then not be enough to cause an erection. This type of ED is called vascular erectile dysfunction.
How does ESWT work?
During treatment, low-intensity shock waves are applied to different areas of the penis. This stimulates the creation of new blood vessels in the cavernous bodies and improves blood flow in the penis (and the ability to achieve an erection).The simple and painless treatment is performed by a specialist. Many patients report a noticeable improvement of their ability to achieve an erection within a few weeks.
Also for Chronic Prostatitis……
Chronic Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate that continues for 3 months or longer. It is often painful and can affect sexual function and the ability to urinate. Many health issues, including recurrent bacterial infections and damage to the nerves or muscles in pelvic area, can cause it.
ESWT therapy is also very effective in chronic prostatitis as well chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Generally, a total number of 4 treatment sessions are necessary (once a week).