Acoustic wave therapy (also called shock wave therapy) fights against the lack of blood flow in the penis to cause the erection.
This process uses non-invasive, low-intensity acoustic waves to cause neovascularization directly inside a penis.
In some men with declining erections, particularly if this is due to narrowed blood vessels (vascular disease), the use of low-energy shock waves to the penis will improve the strength of erections.
In the field of men’s health, the use of shock waves has opened up opportunities for enhancing the success of treatments for chronic prostatitis, Peyronie’s disease, and erectile dysfunction. Its use has been steadily increasing worldwide since 2013, particularly in Europe and North America.
There is still some discussion about exactly how shock wave therapy works in erectile dysfunction, but it appears to promote stem cells to migrate to the treated area, and for new small blood vessels to develop and open up in the penis.
In this non-invasive treatment, acoustic or shock waves, which are pulsed sound waves, are delivered by a hand-held device which is applied to the skin of the penis in several areas.
The number of shockwave pulses delivered, as well as their frequency and energy, are customized to each condition treated and to each individual patient.
Extensive experience to date has shown that it is a very safe treatment, with no complications. It does not cause any damage to surrounding nerves and blood vessels.
Low-intensity Shock Wave Therapy (Li-SWT) for Erectile Dysfunction
It does not require an anesthetic and is comfortable, with most men experiencing a mild tingling feeling in the penis with each shock wave. The intensity of the shock wave can be adjusted, and this ensures the intensity of the treatment is below the patient’s pain.
What is the treatment protocol for Shockwave Therapy for ED?
That is treatment twice in week 1, twice in week 3, and twice in week 5. Each session lasts about 20 -30 minutes.
What are the relative contraindications of LiSWT therapy?
Long-term treatment with oral steroids and a known blood-clotting disorder or those patients taking anticoagulants are the contradictions. Note that aspirin is not a contraindication.
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