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Shock Wave Therapy for ED Treatment: What to Expect?

You’ve probably heard about extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) also known as acoustic therapy which is mostly used for treating the injuries of ligaments, tendons, and bones, but have you heard of the shock wave treatment for erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease?

At HRTMedical we provide this kind of therapy for men who require it and want to try something more effective and painless compared to the traditional methods.

Let’s see what ESWT therapy is, how it is typically provided and which results you can get after the procedure.

What is shock wave therapy for ED?

The science behind pill-free therapy options for erectile dysfunction is confirmed by several studies and has shown encouraging results. This is why many clinics today provide ESWT-based treatment as a risk-free and absolutely safe therapeutic measure for sexual function restoration.

ESWT treatment works best for patients suffering from vasculogenic ED which is characterized by limited blood flow to the penis due to the blood vessel disorder. The therapy has an official clinical name which sounds like low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LiESWT) but most of the time it is referred to as ESWT or just shock waves.

Initially, ESWT has been used to enhance wound healing as well as improve the repair of tissue and cell division using the targeted high-energy sound waves. Of course, it is still used for the mentioned purposes, but in the case of ED, it can also help improve the blood flow to the erectile tissue and assist in enhancing sexual function.

As erection mostly depends on the proper blood flow to the penis, ESWT treatment is considered to be a way to repair blood vessels and make them stronger enough to be able to provide the required blood supply.

How does ESWT therapy work?

To provide the therapy our licensed medical expert uses a wand-like device to act upon different areas of the penis.

The device is moved along the penis for about 15 minutes per one procedure to emit the pulses that are felt very gently with a small tingling sensation.

The procedure is painless so no anesthetic is required. However, if you need some numbing, a doctor can apply a special cream in a few minutes before starting the procedure.

ESWT is able both to remodel the tissue and break the possible plaques that can occur owing to the consequences of Peyronie’s disease as well as elevate the blood supply to the tissue. This is why such treatment can be used both for getting rid of ED and Peyronie’s disease.

Typically, the treatment session consists of several procedures a few times a week. If required, the therapy cycle can be repeated after a certain interval assigned by the doctor. There are no established recommendations for the frequency of treatment or a required period for receiving the procedures since the effectiveness and results are very individual.

The effect of the therapy can last about a year.

Who is the best candidate for receiving shock wave therapy?

If a man has the precautions for taking pills for ED treatment and has mild erectile dysfunction caused by the poor blood supply to the penile tissue, he can try the ESWT therapy instead. Men who meet the following demands can also become good candidates for receiving the treatment:

  • If they don’t respond to ED drugs adequately;
  • If they are not interested in taking pills;
  • If they want to try regenerative medicine and reverse the causes of ED without pills.

What results can you expect?

Researches have confirmed that more than 70% of men undergoing regular treatment during 3 weeks noticed significant improvements in their erectile function and even experienced spontaneous erections.

ESWT therapy is both able to repair the damaged blood vessels and nerves as well as remove the systemic or partial blockages that prevented the blood supply and caused ED.

If you’ve got no quirky habits like smoking or alcohol abuse, then the treatment results for you are going to be successful and quick. Men who have obesity, high blood pressure, or diabetes, may also have issues with blood supply, so their results can be not as quick and they may need a greater amount of procedures.

If you need a reply to your additional questions or you’ve got some suggestions concerning your future therapy, feel free to apply for a free consultation with an expert.