WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY AND HOW DOES IT HELP MEN WITH ED?
The principle behind this therapy is the application of high-pressured acoustic shockwaves to the skin to repair the erectile tissue, to create and generate blood vessels and pain relief. The Shockwave Therapy restores the erectile mechanism, induces cellular microtrauma and stimulates the neovascularization of the treated tissue. Clinical investigations and science experiment have provided results than point this treatment with significant improvements and helped men with Erectile Dysfunction.
This treatment is commonly used on sports injuries, tennis elbow, muscle strains, calcified haematomas, etc.
In the last 3 years shockwave therapy has been used in urology for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. This is a non-invasive treatment, without side effects and long lasting results.
Acoustic waves generated by shockwave leads to a faster and long lasting healing and regeneration of tissues of the cavernous area.
Shockwaves are low energy and high frequency, when applied to the cavernous area creates new blood vessels thanks to the natural physiological effect called angiogenesis.
Angiogenesis is the physiological process of formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones.
Shockwave therapy becomes new modality for treating Erectile Dysfunction and to enable natural erections.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
It is recommended 5 to 7 sessions, once every two weeks of 20 minutes each one, depending on individual prognosis.
This therapy does not require prior preparation, is not painful, non-invasive and no anaesthesia or surgery is required. About 80% of our patients notice a great improvement after the third session; such as signs of improved erections, this in turn gives patients confidence and the desire to initiate sexual relations with their partners.
IS SHOCKWAVE AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT?
The treatment is effective in about 80% of cases of erectile dysfunction (E.D) of vascular origin.
For example, in patients with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, some kidney failure, just to name a few circulatory conditions.
It is also appropriate for patients who are sedentary, overweight and heavy smokers. Life style choices that can cause the clog of veins and arteries.
This therapy is also suitable for younger men with venous leak; this occurred when the veins in the penis can’t store blood to keep an erection. It is also linked to diabetes and Peyronie’s disease; caused by the formation of scar tissue in the penis that causes its curvature and painful intercourse.
AM I A CANIDATE FOR THIS TREATMENT?
If your erectile dysfunction is of vascular origin or your current pharmaceutical treatment stopped having the desired effect, shockwaves can be an alternative or a compliment to your current medication by lowering the doses perhaps. So age and length of your pathology is not an obstacle.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS? - IS IT PAINFUL?
None of our patients has reported any side effects nor have reported any pain; some, however, may experience a little itch during the therapy.
DO I NEED TO TAKE ANY MEDICATION?
Shockwave therapy can be recommended without having to take other medication, but not all patients are suited for this treatment; it is very important to disclose to the Physician on the initial consultation your general health and all substances and medications you are taken at the time, this will ensure an accurate diagnosis and the best course of action for you.
Shockwave therapy is compatible with other medical treatments, your Physician will advice you accordingly.
ARE THERE ANY STUDIES TO SUPPORT THIS TREATMENT?
There are numerous studies on the use of low intensity shockwaves for the treatment of ED of vascular origin.
The latest update of the Guidelines of the European Association of Urology 2013, (Guidelines on Male Sexual Dysfunction European Association of Urology 2013), SW low energy treatment. Low energy is included as the most promising therapeutic option without adverse effects.
SW Treatment has no side effects or systematic accumulation in other healthy organs and tissues.
How long does it really take to see results?
The Shockwave treatment is done at Men Solutions Clinics. From 3 to 7 sessions, once every 2 weeks are recommended. Depending on each patient. Every session takes 20 minutes. IS NOT PAINFUL, NO ANESTHESIA IS REQUIRED. 80% OF SUCCESS HEPLING MEN WITH ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION.