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Erectile dysfunction (ED) refers to the inability to get or maintain an erection that is firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It is a prevalent condition in the United States, with one study estimating that approximately 52% of men experience some degree of ED.

The symptoms of ED can range from minimal to complete impotence. While ED can affect men of any age, it is more prevalent among older men. It is also more likely among men with existing medical conditions.

The most effective treatment for ED is shockwave therapy. Other treatment options include viagra and peptide therapy. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at these treatment options and how each may benefit your sex life and personal relationship.

In one recent survey, 51% of men said they feel embarrassed about ED, 41% said it makes them feel frustrated, while 26% said ED makes them feel ‘like a failure’. If ED is affecting your quality of life and increasing stress and anxiety, read on to learn more about the viable treatment options.

Erectile Dysfunction Causes: Explained

Before we look at the different treatment options, it is important to first understand the causes of ED. It is worth noting that occasional difficulty in maintaining an erection is normal and does not necessarily constitute ED or a medical condition.

Here is a list of possible causes of ED:

  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Depression
  • Relationship problems
  • Hypertension
  • Drug use

As noted in the introduction, ED can have a major impact on male confidence and self-esteem. Loss of intimacy within a relationship can affect the mental health of both the man and his partner.

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Shockwave therapy is the most effective method of treating ED. It is safe, affordable, painless, and highly effective. Low-intensity shockwave therapy has long been used within the field of orthopedics thanks to its ability to heal injured broken bones, ligaments, and tendons.

Thanks to its ability to strengthen and repair blood vessels, shockwave therapy is a highly popular treatment option for ED. This idea is at the center of shockwave therapy treatment for ED as healthy blood flow to the penile tissue is essential for a firm erection.

Shockwave therapy is most effective for cases of vasculogenic ED, a common type of ED that is caused by inflow or arterial disorders:

How Does It Work?

Whether you choose at-home treatment or in-house treatment with a medical professional, shockwave therapy employs treatment with a wand-like device. During treatment, this instrument is placed near different areas of the penis and emits gentle and pain-free pulses. These pulses are designed to trigger tissue remodeling and to improve blood flow to the penis.

As we will see, there is a significant difference between in-house and at-home treatment, with the latter option proving to be a far more affordable option. At-home treatment is also preferred by many men who feel self-conscious about visiting a doctor about ED.

Here at Fluent, our EDX device is the perfect at-home ED treatment option. Treatment with an EDX device can be performed daily and it takes just 5 minutes. You are able to program the device’s duty cycle, power level, and duration time.

Then, simply apply an approved gel to the treatment areas and gradually move the device across the entire region. You will love being able to effectively and conveniently treat ED from the privacy comfort of your own home.

What Are the Costs?

The cost of at-home ED treatment with Fluent’s EDX device is highly affordable. This is the latest shockwave technology device and is available for just $799, making it an affordable investment into your sexual health. There are payment plans to suit your budget and a money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.

Our EDX3 device is the perfect product for medical professionals looking to treat ED. Available for $4,999, this represents a lifetime investment for your clinic and will allow you to treat countless patients.

How Effective Is It?

Though shockwave therapy is yet to receive approval from the US Food and Drug Administration, a number of studies have found that it is an effective option for ED.

One such review, from 2019, found that there was significant improvement of erectile function following shockwave therapy treatment. Another study, from 2010, recorded improved erectile function in men with vasculogenic ED throughout six months of treatment. This was achieved without any adverse health effects.

A 2019 review of current and emerging therapeutic options for ED noted treatment options for both effective and safe in the long term.

Are There Any Side Effects?

As we will see, other treatment options for ED like Viagra and peptide treatment come with a range of side effects. Thankfully, there are no known side effects of shockwave therapy.

Treatment is completely painless for men and current research does not show any notable side effects. In the unlikely possibility that you do notice side effects after treatment, consult your doctor or speak to a medical professional.

Compliment Treatments to Shockwave Therapy

There are a number of other aids that one can use to treat ED alongside shockwave therapy treatment. These include changes to one’s diet, quitting smoking, increasing the frequency of exercise, and treatment of underlying health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

If you suffer from psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, or stress, it is also recommended to speak to a counselor or therapist. 

What Is Viagra?

Perhaps one of the most well-known erectile dysfunction pills is Viagra. This is the brand name sildenafil, a medicine that is also used for other medical conditions such as pulmonary arterial hypertension and Raynaud’s phenomenon.

A number of studies have been published on the effectiveness of Viagra as a treatment for ED. Around 70% of men with ED respond positively to Viagra. It takes around 30 to 60 minutes for the onset of effects and lasts for approximately four to five hours.

There are different strengths available and your doctor will prescribe the most suitable dosage for your individual case. The most common dosage is 50mg, though it can range from 25mg to 100mg.

Some alternatives to Viagra include Cialis, Stendra, Staxyn, and Levitra:

Side Effects of Viagra

While Viagra is a popular option, it does come with a range of side effects. Most men who take Viagra will experience only minor side effects, or indeed none at all. That said, there is the possibility of both minor and more serious side effects.

Minor side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Feeling sick
  • Hot flushes
  • Indigestion
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness

While more serious side effects are rare, they may include:

  • Painful erections
  • Chest pains
  • Skin reactions
  • Seizures
  • Decrease of vision

In the event that you experience any side effects after taking Viagra, it is important that you seek medical assistance.

What Is Peptide Treatment?

Peptide therapy is known to treat a range of conditions, such as slowing down the aging process and improving wound healing. Peptides are strings of amino acids and the building blocks of proteins. In order to perform at an optimal level, it is important to have adequate peptide levels.

Peptide therapy focused on restoring the number of peptides within the body, which helps to stimulate cellular regrowth systems. Peptide therapy can help to treat ED.

The PT-141 peptide hormone can help people who have lost the ability to become aroused, have a lack of sexual desire, are unable to achieve an orgasm or experience decreased sensation:

Side Effects of Peptide Therapy

There are a number of side effects of PT-141 and it can affect everyone differently. Many people experience discomfort at the injection site and notice reddening of the skin and bumps.

Other side effects may include:

  • Headache due to increased blood pressure
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Flushing
  • Nausea

As with Viagra, it is recommended that you consult a doctor or medical professional should you experience any serious side effects following peptide therapy.

Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

In this blog post, we have looked at a number of erectile dysfunction treatment options. The most effective and affordable method is shockwave therapy, which is also free of side effects and any discomfort.

Fluent has been helping men to effectively treat their ED since 2018. We are a leading innovator in shockwave and therapy products with at-home and clinical-grade use. Feel free to contact us today if you would like to know more about treating ED with our shockwave therapy products. Our professional and friendly team will be happy to help.