Erectile dysfunction can be more than emasculating; it can ruin your quality of life. For many years, men with ED have resorted to oral ED medications, to relieve their symptoms. While oral medications for erectile dysfunction can be effective for temporary relief of the symptoms of ED, they don't target the root cause of most patient's ED and can often bring unwanted side effects.
We know that as men age, the vessels in the penis weaken, contract and fill with micro-plaque just as they do elsewhere in the body over time. As men age the penis decreases in sensitivity making it harder to achieve a pleasurable orgasm. Patients also tend to report increased or worsened refractory time between sexual activity. The bottom line is that most erectile dysfunction is a result of poor blood flow, known as vasculogenic ED.
There have been countless studies, going back decades, showing Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT) to be incredibly useful for treating ED. Success rates have been reported up to 76% (Therapeutic Advances in Urology) , and even one study, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Urology, which claimed that this could be “a possible cure” for ED in some patients!
Steady blood flow is the key to erectile function. As men age, the blood vessels in the penis deteriorate and fill with micro-plaque reducing blood flow to the penis. For over 15 years, therapy similar to GAINSWave™ known as Shockwave therapy has been successfully used in Europe to help men with ED. However, it’s new to the U.S. and Canada.
GAINSWave™ therapy uses pulsed acoustic waves to open existing blood vessels and stimulate the formation of new ones. The resulting improved blood flow helps any man, not only those with ED, to obtain stronger and more sustainable erections.
There are over 40 clinical studies showing shockwave therapy to be effective in treating ED. Commercially known as GAINSWave™ patients are reporting great improvements to their sexual health, including:
If you are experiencing the symptoms of ED, PD or want to maintain or improve your sexual performance, contact our clinic today!