Shock Wave Therapy is now being offered for men with erectile dysfunction caused by inadequate blood flow to the penis, called vasculogenic ED.
Low-intensity shockwave therapy (LISWT) has been used for years to help with wound healing and improve healing of bone fractures and damaged or inflamed tendons and ligaments.
This kind of treatment is now being offered for men with erectile dysfunction (ED) caused by inadequate blood flow to the penis, called vasculogenic ED.
Urologist Daniel Shoskes, MD, says LISWT will be an option — particularly for men with mild to moderate ED who’ve had success with medications known as phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors.
How low-intensity shockwave therapy boosts blood flow?
Erections require a sufficient blood supply, and anything that limits blood flow to the penis — such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes — can lead to ED.
With LISWT, a physician uses a wand-like device to deliver mild shockwaves to the penis. Studies have found that the treatment is associated with the growth of new blood vessels and the recruitment of stem cells to the penis.
In a recent meta-analysis of 10 randomized controlled trials involving a total of nearly 900 men with vasculogenic ED, researchers reported that, compared with sham treatment, LISWT resulted in significant improvements in measures of erectile function and penile blood flow.
What type of results can you expect from LISWT?
The average treatment session lasts about 15 minutes. No anesthesia is necessary, and for upwards of 95% of patients, the procedure is painless.
Generally, men with mild to moderate vasculogenic ED who have had some response to PDE5 inhibitors are ideal candidates for LISWT. Other men, such as those with nerve damage due to pelvic cancer surgery and those with ED resulting from psychological causes, typically don’t respond to the treatment.
It is a very reasonable option as part of an integrated treatment approach. For the right patient who’s counseled the right way, it’s a low- to zero-risk treatment that will have surprisingly good effects.
You can try the Shock Wave Therapy either alone or within the Male Enhancement Program. To learn more about the Shock Waves treatment please contact us for free.