Erectile dysfunction (ED), the inability to maintain an erection for satisfying sexual activity, is a prevalent condition in the United States. One recent study found that ED affects between 3% and 76% of men globally.
A frequently cited statistic from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study is that 52% of men experience a form of ED. This includes men who experience minimal, moderate and complete impotence. This study also found that ED likelihood increases with age and among those with medical conditions such as heart disease.
In this blog post, we will look at one of the most popular and effective treatments for ED—shockwave therapy. We will consider the average cost of shockwave therapy treatment, including using our own EDX equipment, the effectiveness of treatment, and how treatment works.
Here at Fluent, our mission is to create high-quality wave therapy devices. First of all, let’s take a closer look at what exactly ED is.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
The inability to maintain an erection that is firm enough for satisfying sexual activity is known as erectile dysfunction (ED). As we have noted, it is very common among men; it can affect men of all ages though it is more common among older age groups.
There is a range of possible causes of ED, which may include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- High cholesterol
- Low testosterone levels
- Kidney disease
- Drug use
- Relationship problems
ED can have a serious impact on a man’s level of confidence and self-esteem. The loss of intimacy in a relationship can also affect the mental well-being of both partners. ED is a challenging and frustrating condition for men, though effective treatment options are available.
It is worth noting that occasional difficulty in achieving an erection is normal, nor is ED a life-threatening disorder. It may be a sign of a serious medical condition, though generally, its biggest impact is on a man’s confidence and ability to enjoy sexual activities.
While viagra is a common treatment of ED, it comes with a wide range of risks and side effects. These include feeling sick, dizziness, headaches, difficulty sleeping, and diarrhea. Many men, therefore, prefer to avoid medication as a means of treating ED.
The safest and most effective treatment option for ED is shockwave therapy. In the next section, we will look at shockwave therapy and consider its benefits.
What Is Shockwave Therapy Treatment?
Low-intensity shockwave therapy has been used for many years in orthopedics to heal injured tendons, ligaments, and broken bones. It has also been used to heal wounds and speeds up tissue repair and cell growth. Given that shockwave therapy is effective at repairing and strengthening blood vessels, it has been a popular treatment for ED.
For a firm erection, a healthy blood flow to the penile tissue is required. Shockwave therapy can help to increase blood flow to the penis and strengthen blood vessels there.
This treatment type is most effective for cases of vasculogenic ED. This type of ED is caused by arterial or inflow disorders.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
The instrument used in shockwave therapy resembles a wand-like device. It is placed near different parts of the penis while it emits gentle, pain-free pulses. The objective of these pulses is to trigger tissue remodeling and improved blood flow in the penis.
Here at Fluent, our range of EDX devices makes it easy to treat ED effectively. Understandably, many men are hesitant to visit a medical professional with an issue related to their penis. Thankfully, our EDX range is an at-home, user-friendly shockwave therapy solution for ED.
Our products use pulse waves that travel deep into the tissue and induce vasodilation. This helps increase blood flow to the treated area effectively. With our EDX devices, there are 3 easy steps for daily treatment:
- Step 1: Set the device for the treatment and program the device’s power level, duty cycle, and time. Daily treatment takes just 5 minutes.
- Step 2: Apply the approved gel (or approved alternative) to the treatment areas. These include the left and right corpus cavernosum.
- Step 3: Press the device against the treatment areas for 5 minutes, slowly giving it across the entire region.
It’s as quick and simple as that. We pride ourselves in providing effective shockwave therapy solutions for ED that can be used from the privacy of your own home.
What Is the Cost of Shockwave Therapy?
There are effectively two different treatment options for ED using shockwave therapy. These are at-home treatment or in-house treatment with a medical professional. There can be a significant difference in the cost of these treatments.
Shockwave therapy is not generally covered by insurance plans. According to the University of Utah, a shockwave therapy regimen includes six separate treatments. Each of these treatments is between $400 and $500, which represents a significant cost.
On the other hand, Fluent’s range of EDX devices is incredibly affordable. Our clinical-grade EDX device costs just $799 and has an unlimited life span. Financing is available, and there is a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Our EDX3 device is available for $4,999 and is a clinical-grade shock wave therapy solution. This highly effective and sophisticated device offers a low cost of ownership and can be remotely controlled by an app. All of our devices are compact, portable, and offer ease of use in a private setting.
Effectiveness of Shockwave Therapy Treatment
While shockwave therapy has yet to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, the science behind this treatment is very encouraging. A 2019 review found that there was a significant improvement of erectile function following treatment by shockwave therapy.
A similar study in 2010 noted improved erectile function in 20 men with vasculogenic ED over the course of 6 months. No adverse effects were found in any of these men.
Another review noted considerable scientific advancements in the treatment of ED in recent years. ED treatments have been noted to be effective and safe in the long term and transform how ED can be managed.
What Are the Side Effects of Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy, including our range of EDX devices, is painless for men. The current research on shockwave therapy has not found any notable side effects. If you do notice any side effects following treatment, it is recommended that you consult a doctor or a medical professional.
Other Aids to Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
In addition to shockwave therapy, there are several other lifestyle changes that one can make to complement treatment.
For instance, as noted earlier in this blog post, ED can be exacerbated if an individual is overweight. Changes to one’s diet, a focus on increasing exercise, and quitting smoking can help to combat ED.
If you have underlying health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure, these may be contributing to your ED. Treating these underlying health conditions can also help to reduce your experience of ED.
If you are suffering from psychological issues, such as stress, anxiety, or relationship problems, you may also benefit from counseling. Talking to a counselor or therapist may also help in conjunction with shockwave treatment.
Why Choose Fluent to Treat Erectile Dysfunction?
Since 2018, we have been a leading innovator in shockwave and therapy products for ED. Our focus is on creating shockwave therapy treatment for at-home use.
This is done with cost-effectiveness in mind, allowing all men to seek and achieve effective ED treatment. We meet all international manufacturing standards, and our products have assisted thousands of men in the United States and around the globe.
Treat Your Erectile Dysfunction With Shockwave Therapy
Erectile dysfunction is a frustrating condition that can severely impact a man’s confidence and self-esteem. It can also impact his relationship and the mental well-being of his partner. Sexual activity is an integral part of a healthy relationship, helping maintain a close relationship between the couple.
Shockwave therapy is a leading treatment of ED. It is painless and does not require the use of an anesthetic, nor are there any notable side effects—our range of shockwave therapy treatment devices at effective, convenient, and cost-effective.
With a medical industry professional, shockwave therapy can be expensive. As noted, the average cost per treatment session is between $400 and $500. Compare this to our range of shockwave therapy devices, which offer an unlimited lifespan and a low cost of ownership. If you would like to learn more about our shockwave therapy products for erectile dysfunction or ED symptoms, feel free to contact us. Our expert and friendly team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.