As many as 52 percent of men experience erectile dysfunction: more than two thirds are over the age of 40 and a quarter are younger than 40. Luckily, this very common problem has a multitude of treatment options available. Acoustic Wave Therapy — also known as shock wave therapy — is a well-tested medical treatment that is designed to be both effective and non-invasive.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is an umbrella term for any disorder that makes it difficult to develop or maintain an erection during normal sexual activity. Frequently, ED is caused by other disorders, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Other causes include side effects of certain drugs or by an imbalance in hormones within an individual’s body.
How Can Shock Wave Therapy Help?
Many men may fail to develop or maintain an erection due to a lack of blood flow in the penile area. Acoustic Wave Therapy uses a low-intensity, high frequency pulse wave to promote the development of new blood vessels in the affected parts of the individual’s body. By creating new blood vessels, this therapy makes it easier for the patient to gain an erection.
Acoustic Wave Therapy is entirely painless and non-invasive. It involves a probe which is applied directly to the penis. It involves a probe which applied directly to the penis. Treatment itself takes less than twenty minutes and is an outpatient procedure. Not only can it be used in combinations with other forms of treatment, but it has yielded impressive results for many patients.
Because Acoustic Wave Therapy alters the penis itself, it is considered a long-term solution. Other methods of ED treatment — such as pills or injections — often only last for a measured amount of time. Comparatively, shock wave therapy has been shown to treat ED over multiple sessions, and can deliver long-lasting and even permanent results.
Is Acoustic Wave Therapy Right For You?
It is primarily recommended for those who have erectile dysfunction due to a lack of appropriate blood flow in their penis. However, AWT can also be an effective experimental treatment for other types of erectile dysfunction disorder. Because the impact of the acoustic sound waves is minimal, men who have not experienced success with other methods of erectile dysfunction treatment may want to consider this therapy.
If you suffer from erectile dysfunction or want to learn more about our unique AWT approach called Acoustic Wave Therapy, contact us today. Our team is standing by to answer any and all questions you might have.