Over 50% of all men will experience some form of erectile dysfunction in their lives, and many would believe that pills or injections are their only option. But there has been much advancement in the field of ED treatment in the last decade alone, and there are many cutting edge treatments available. Understandably, there are also many treatments that are less than effective — and treatments that may not be effective at all. If you are experiencing ED, here are some of only a few options that you may encounter.

Why Pills May Not Be the Best Option

Viagra and other erectile dysfunction pills may treat symptoms temporarily, but generally must be used for every sexual encounter. These pills can, in some cases, cause long-term damage and unwanted side effects. For those who have heart issues or liver issues, erectile dysfunction pills are generally not advised or cannot be prescribed. They can also be expensive — and will need to be used permanently.

Vacuum Erection Devices and Other Tools

Vacuum erection devices are generally thought to be non-effective long-term. Though they may work as an aid temporarily, they do not have a significant impact on the underlying causes of erectile dysfunction. They can be difficult to use, must be used before every encounter, and can be cumbersome to keep and transport. Vacuum erection devices are used to mechanically create an erection, which could actually lead to damaged vessels over time, if they are used too often or used improperly.

Penile Injections and Invasive Techniques

Penile injections can promote an erection very quickly, but also require an injection before every sexual encounter. With a penile injection, medication is injected into the penis to stimulate an erection within minutes. Though it does tend to be effective, it may not produce any long-term benefits. Patients may also find the technique overly invasive and painful.

Getting Non-Invasive, Long-Lasting Treatment

Acoustic wave therapy is a tested, alternative erectile dysfunction treatment that delivers long-lasting results through a non-invasive procedure. Unlike pills, AWT is not dangerous or likely to cause other side effects. Unlike vacuum erection devices, AWT is long-lasting and promotes better health overall. AWT uses painless acoustic waves to trigger the growth of new blood vessels throughout the penis, resulting in erections that are both easier to achieve and sustain.

Erectile dysfunction can be frustrating — but its treatment may be easier than you think. Contact us to learn more about your options and how our unique AWT approach called the SwissWave Protocol could help.