Want stronger erections? Struggling with ED? Shockwave therapy uses breakthrough technology to give men stronger erections and help men who are struggling with ED. Learn more about non-invasive erectile dysfunction treatment.
What is ED?
It is estimated that 50% of men ages 40 to 70 experience some form of erectile dysfunction (ED) at one time or another. Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough through sex. Typically, ED risks increase with age. Side effects of ED include a negative impact on sex life, increase risk of stress and low self-esteem.
What Causes ED?
Sexual arousal for men is a process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. ED can result from one or several of these areas. Common causes of ED include:
- Clogged Blood Vessels
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Certain Prescription Medications
- Sleep Disorders
As patients age, erections might take longer to develop and might not be as firm. It is important to note that an occasional loss of an erection is nothing to worry about. If loss of erections consistently occurs, you should see a doctor to discuss treatment options. Identifying the cause of ED can help your doctor decide on the best treatment option.
How to Get a Stronger Erection?
From pills to penile implants, there are many options to treat ED and give men a stronger erection. The issue with many of the treatment options, is that the cause of the problem is not addressed, but rather the symptoms. Today, a new technology called low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or more commonly known as shock wave therapy, is used to treat ED.
What is Shock Wave Therapy for ED?
Shock wave therapy is a painless procedure that breaks up plaque formation in the blood vessels in the penis and helps stimulate growth of new blood vessels. This break up of plaque and new blood vessels, increases blood flow to the penis and can help improve sexual function.
How is Shock Wave Therapy Performed?
The procedure is simple and painless. An instrument is used by a medical professional, and mechanical impulses are applied to the penis. The shock wave pressure is focused on particular areas of the penis. The procedure lasts about 20 minutes. Immediately following the procedure, patients can return to normal daily activities. For optimal results, patients are recommended to have 2 treatments a week for 3 weeks, totaling 6 treatments.
Am I a Candidate for Shock Wave Therapy for Stronger Erections?
Men who have struggled with erectile dysfunction and have not seen success from other treatments such as Viagra® or Cialis®, should consider shock wave therapy. Shock wave therapy can be especially effective for diabetic men with arteriogenic impotence, which is the formation of fatty acids in arteries. These fatty acids can impact blood flow to the penis, and shock wave therapy can help reduce or eliminate this condition. Patients with a lack of penile arteries can also see improvements from shock wave therapy due to the promotion of new blood vessel growth.
Research has shown that men with penile implants and anticoagulant therapy are not good candidates for shock wave therapy. It is important to discuss medical history with your doctor before proceeding with shock wave therapy for ED.
Does Shock Wave Non-Invasive Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Work?
A number of studies have shown the effectiveness of shock wave therapy for stronger erections and improvement to sensitivity. In a 2017 study published in Urology evaluated data from 9 different studies that included a total of 637 patients. They reported that shock wave therapy significantly improved International Index of Erectile Function and the Erection Hardness Score.
Is Shock Wave Therapy for Stronger Erections Covered by Insurance?
At this time, shock wave therapy for strong erections is not covered by insurance. It is important to contact your insurance provider for further questions.
What is the Cost of Shock Wave Therapy for ED?
Dr. Allen offers the shock wave therapy for the treatment of ED for a cost of $300 per treatment. It is recommended to do a minimum of 6 treatments for optimal results.