Did you know that the global prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) is anywhere between 3 to 76.5%? As men get older, the more likely they are to get ED as well.
As you can see, you’re definitely not alone if you suffer from ED. But that doesn’t make the issue less embarrassing or uncomfortable to deal with. Not to mention, it can have quite a damper on your love life.
You might’ve been researching ways to get rid of ED, but many of them seem ineffective or even dangerous. However, one fantastic treatment you should consider is shockwave therapy.
What is this and what makes it different from other types of ED treatments? Read on and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about it.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
The term “shockwave therapy” might conjure up images of your body parts being connected to a metal wire, which is hooked up to a contraption. The operator pushes a button and it delivers a zap to you, which you understandably perceive as painful.
However, this isn’t the real deal at all!
Shockwave therapy is actually known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) or low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT). It was first developed back in 1982 to help with urologic conditions. It was a non-invasive way to get rid of urinary stones.
Because it was so effective at doing its job, shockwave therapy was looked into further by medical professionals for other medical issues. For instance, orthopedic surgeons used it for total hip arthroplasty revisions and other research found that shockwave therapy could facilitate healing for fractured bones.
Today, shockwave therapy is commonly used for soft tissue conditions. It can help with things like inflammation, pain, and scarring.
How Does It Work?
If shockwave therapy doesn’t work through a painful electrical shock, then how does it operate to bring all these wonderful medical benefits?
Well, shockwave therapy is delivered through the use of sound waves. This is a type of mechanical energy that can be controlled and delivered through your skin, without it being painful. As you can see, it’s almost the complete opposite of what an electrical shock would do to you!
This sounds very similar to ultrasound therapy, but there’s one key difference: shockwave therapy uses low-frequency sound waves while ultrasound therapy uses high-frequency sound waves. Another difference you should note is that ultrasound therapy can have heating effects with certain therapies while shockwave therapy does not.
So if you’ve received ultrasound therapy before, then you should get peace of mind knowing that shockwave therapy is actually pretty similar. It’s not intense and it’s certainly not painful, which is important when you’re dealing with such a sensitive area of your body!
Shockwave Therapy for ED
Now that you know how shockwave therapy works, you might be wondering how it works specifically for ED.
Earlier, we had mentioned that shockwave therapy is commonly used for soft tissue conditions. This is because it can both repair and strengthen blood vessels and other structures in your body.
The same concept can then be applied to your penis. When you have ED, this is usually due to poor blood flow and blood vessels that are not in great shape. This means you have trouble getting or maintaining an erection, or both.
The theory is that shockwave therapy can help you repair and strengthen your blood vessels, just like it does in soft tissue conditions. As a result, this can improve blood flow in your penis and therefore, make it easier for you to get and maintain erections.
You might already know this, but most ED medications seek to improve blood flow to your penis. Because shockwave therapy can do this with no adverse side effects that we currently know of, it’s a much better alternative to taking ED medications like Viagra. For example, Viagra can have side effects headaches, nausea, diarrhea, and memory problems, while shockwave therapy doesn’t.
Of course, you should try to treat your underlying health conditions first if you’re struggling with ED. For example, you might want to eat a better diet, quit smoking, exercise more, lose weight, and see a therapist for any mental health issues. Sometimes, making lifestyle changes is all it takes for you to get rid of ED.
Also, do note that while shockwave therapy is not yet an FDA-approved procedure, many studies have shown its promise as a non-surgical, drug-free way of treating ED.
Seeing a Doctor for Shockwave Therapy
At this point, you might be interested in seeing a doctor for shockwave therapy. Of course, if you have ED, it’s always best to first consult with a doctor to see if anything in particular is causing it. That way, you can figure out the best course of action with the assistance and support of a medical professional.
There is certainly shockwave therapy equipment that’s made for clinical use. This allows doctors to both diagnose and treat their patients who have ED.
All you have to do is make an appointment with a doctor to discuss your erection issues. From there, they can determine if the next step is shockwave therapy. And if it is, they can treat you right there in the office.
However, we understand that ED can be a very personal and even embarrassing issue for many men. In that case, you might be hesitant to go to a medical professional.
After all, you’ll have to speak to someone about your health problems. While physicians are trained professionals who have seen it all, it can still feel like a deeply personal issue you don’t wish to have out in the open with a stranger. This might cause you to delay seeking treatment.
But with something like ED, it can have a real impact on your life, especially your sex life. Thankfully, you can receive shockwave therapy for ED at home!
Shockwave Therapy for ED at Home
It might sound like it’s too good to be true, but you can indeed get shockwave therapy in the comfort of your own home.
We have a product called EDX, which is meant to be used by the general consumer. The EDX can deliver pulse waves that penetrate deep in the penis, into the tissue. As a result, this can help with vasodilation, which can increase blood flow.
What’s great is the EDX is very easy to use. This means you won’t have to spend long to figure it out and start shockwave therapy at home.
The EDX has clinically proven results, plus it’s drug and surgery-free. It’s definitely worth trying out before you resort to more drastic measures.
How to Use the EDX
When you receive the EDX, you’ll want to keep up with daily treatments for the best possible results.
Before you start treatment, you’ll want to warm up the device. This should take just 2 minutes.
Set the EDX with one of these program choices: power level, duty cycle, or time. You can customize the intensity, pulsed vs continuous wave modes, wave strength (10 to 100%), and length of treatment (1 to 30 minutes).
You’ll then need to place ultrasound gel to the areas that you’re treating. Make sure you include both the left and right corpus cavernosum. Consider applying it to the left and right crus between your legs as well.
Once the EDX is warmed up, you can then start therapy. You’ll want to place the metal part of the EDX on each treatment area for 5 minutes. Then, glide the EDX across your entire penis.
When the treatment is done, turn off the EDX and clean up the ultrasound gel from the areas it’s on.
If for any reason you aren’t happy with our device, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. Do note that we do not guarantee results and that results may vary for each user.
Say Goodbye to ED
We hope that this article has given you hope when it comes to erectile dysfunction.
While it’s true that ED affects a vast majority of men, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to live with it. This is especially true when you take into account that there are ways to treat ED non-surgically, such as with shockwave therapy. Not only that, but you can treat it safely and discreetly from the comfort of your own home.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to say goodbye to ED and hello to a healthy sex life again!
Ready to turn things around for the better? Then take a look at our shockwave therapy products now.