Are you one of the 30 million men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED)? You are certainly not alone. While this may be an embarrassing issue to some, there are ways you can treat this condition.
Looking for ways to treat your condition but aren’t too fond of medications? Have you considered shockwave therapy for ED?
Wondering what is shockwave therapy? Keep reading to find out more about this treatment.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy may sound like a scary term, but it really isn’t. The clinical term for this treatment is low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT). Notice the words “low intensity.”
It’s a noninvasive therapy that’s been around for quite some time to treat orthopedic conditions like injured tendons, broken bones, and damaged ligaments.
This treatment uses high-energy sound waves that can speed up cell growth and tissue repair. Erections need a healthy blood flow to make things happen.
LiSWT strengthens the penis’ blood vessels and improves blood flow to help you get that erection. Erectile dysfunction limits blood flow to the penis and can be caused by several factors, including stress and a pandemic.
The goal of all ED treatments is to increase blood flow, so this is the same goal as other treatments just without oral medications.
What Happens During Treatment?
Shockwave applies low-intensity shock waves directly to the penis. You can do this in a doctor’s office or in the comfort of your home.
You do not need an anesthetic. The only thing you may feel is a little tingling sensation. Most patients say this treatment is not painful, so hopefully, that helps ease any fears.
The energy from the shock waves stimulates the blood vessel growth and increases blood flow.
Does It Work?
The research found that erectile function improved significantly with shockwave therapy. The patients were treated for six months with this treatment.
Although it is not approved by the FDA, it doesn’t mean that this treatment doesn’t work. The only problem is your insurance may not cover the costs.
How Much Does It Cost?
Speaking of cost, you are probably wondering about shockwave therapy costs if your insurance will not cover the bill. Generally, these sessions cost about $350 to $500 each. So depending on how many sessions you need, this can add up rather quickly.
You can shop around for other options. You can try some shockwave therapy from the privacy of your home, and some treatments start at just $399.
How about side effects? Are there any issues with this treatment?
Most side effects are rare and generally mild. They include:
- Blood in urine
- Penile skin bruising
- Painful erection
- Pain during intercourse
- Skin infection
Clinical studies report that shockwave therapy has a good safety record. There is more research underway to determine the best treatment practices.
Get Treatment in Privacy
You can take advantage of shockwave therapy in your home. This can help you from embarrassing and uncomfortable doctor visits.
We understand the sexual intimacy is important, and age does not matter. Everyone should enjoy intimate relations.
If you have questions about any of our EDX devices, contact our support team or give us a call. We are here to help you in your ED journey and give you the privacy you want.