With an aging “baby boomer” population in the U.S. it is not surprising that 1 in 4 men are dealing with some level of erectile dysfunction issues. Causes as varied as heart disease, Diabetes and stress can be at the heart of this issue. The most common treatment in the past years has been to start a PD5-E medication regimen for most patients.
Pharmacological treatment has been successful for many patients but there is still a large section of men that do not respond well, have adverse side effects or cannot take the medication at all because of health issues. Where does that leave them? Surgical procedures can work for some but comes with the threat of complications and significant downtime.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy or ESWT is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for ED that uses pulsed acoustical sound waves to increase blood flow to the penis by breaking up plaque build up in the blood vessels. This technology has been used in Europe for over a decade with remarkable results that have proven effective for over 90% of ED patients.
Classic medications such as Viagra or Cialis have become a popular choice for ED treatment, but they come with a large list of risks for many patients. The side effects and potential medication interactions are just a small part of the dangers of taking these pills. Not only do patients have to maintain a running prescription but they are at risk of some of the following scary side effects:
- Shallowness of breath
- Temporary loss of sight
- prolonged /painful erections
- Flushing skin or hives
- Heart palpitations
Along with the possible side effects, a large portion of ED sufferers cannot take these types of PDE5 medications at all due to conflicting medical issues. If you have Heart Disease, blood pressure issues or Diabetes, these types of medications are not a choice for you as they can cause deadly effects.
ESWT treatments are safe, non-surgical treatments done in your doctors office that often take less than 20 minutes per session. Many patients report seeing and feeling results after only one treatment. The number of required treatments varies by patient but on average 5-10 treatments will give most men their optimal results. Over 75% of men that have had the ESWT treatments have reported that they no longer need their medications at all.
They most common “side effects” observed by patients after having Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy are:
- Stronger, longer lasting erections
- Increased penis girth
- More spontaneous erections
- Increased sensitivity
- Better Orgasms
Shockwave therapy using high frequency low intensity sound waves to increase blood circulation and improve your sex life. The sound waves break up plaque buildup in the blood vessels as well as stimulate new growth and nerve repair. Poor circulation is among the most common causes of erectile dysfunction issues. ESWT is targeting the problem head on instead of just treating the symptoms with medications that can be harmful in the long term.