Did you know that, between 2019 and 2020, 18 million American males have suffered from erectile dysfunction?
It’s a problem that affects many men, and yet, when it happens to you, it doesn’t feel like a simple statistic: it feels personal. It’s difficult to feel like you can’t please yourself or your partner.
And it’s easy to feel like there’s something actually wrong with you—even though there isn’t.
Maybe you’ve tried some at-home techniques to help with your ED. Maybe you’ve taken pills that haven’t worked. So now you’re considering the cost of shockwave therapy for treating ED, as well as the process itself.
Imagine: being able to have an erection again, without having to stop to take a pill or struggle to maintain the erection. Shockwave therapy can make this possible for you, changing your life entirely.
To find out if the cost of shockwave therapy is worth it for you and if the therapy is a good choice, read on.
Understanding the Underlying Causes of ED
When you’re deciding if shockwave therapy for ED is right for you and whether you think it’s worth paying for, it’s important to understand the underlying causes of ED. To do this, you’ll first want to understand what happens when someone is suffering from erectile dysfunction.
When a man has erectile dysfunction, he is unable to get or maintain an erection. There are many reasons that can lead to this, from unhealthy lifestyle habits to depression to health problems.
For example, if you’re suffering from depression or anxiety, or you aren’t sleeping well, this will have an impact on how often you want to have sex. Even if you usually enjoy sex, the fact that you can’t maintain an erection is a sign of what’s going on emotionally.
As for physical illnesses that can cause erectile dysfunction, these include heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and Parkinson’s disease. Unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking can also be a cause.
When you cannot have or maintain an erection, whatever the cause, what happens physically is the penis doesn’t get enough blood flow as it should be (the blood flow is what hardens the erection).
That’s why shockwave therapy is so effective in treating ED. It actually tackles the physical problem that’s going on—the lack of blood flow—and makes it possible for there to be blood flow.
It’s exactly this problem that shockwave therapy for ED helps mitigate.
How Shockwave Therapy for ED Works
Now that you understand what problem shockwave therapy for ED focuses on, it’s important to understand how the therapy itself works to treat that problem.
The soundwave waves in shockwave therapy are directed toward the penis. When this happens, blood flow to the penis is encouraged. Additionally, this makes it more likely that there will be growth of new blood vessels.
Finally, it can break down plaque build-up in the blood vessels, which might be another reason for erectile dysfunction.
Shockwave therapy is incredibly effective because it actually focuses on the physical issues that are going on when you experience ED. When the waves are applied, they are applied directly to areas of the penis, such as the base and shaft.
Other options, such as taking pills for ED, may help, but they can come with additional problems and do not, like shockwave therapy, deal with the physical cause directly.
Considering that the main cause of ED is low blood flow, you can see why this is such an effective way of treating ED.
How Often Do You Undergo Shockwave Therapy—And How Long Does It Work?
To decide whether you want to pay for shockwave therapy for ED, it’s good to think about how often you’ll undergo it—and how long the results last.
The amount of sessions can vary, as is the case with many treatments where there are individual health factors at play. However, usually several sessions will suffice, with one session a week over various weeks.
These sessions last only about 20 minutes, so it should be easy to schedule, no matter how busy you are.
As for how long the therapy works for, it can be effective for up to two years. This means not having to worry about this issue for a long time. Its constant stress on your life will finally be a burden you no longer have to carry.
In fact, according to a 2019 study reported by Healthline, shockwave therapy lasted a year—and according to another study they reported, all men reported improvements after shockwave therapy for ED.
Other Reasons Why Shockwave Therapy Is a Better Choice
In addition to its effectiveness, there are other reasons why shockwave therapy is a better choice.
After all, there are many negative effects that can come from taking medication for ED. These might include:
- An erection that lasts longer than 4 hours (which can actually be a medical problem)
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Vision loss
- A change in your hearing
Additionally, it’s not especially romantic to have to plan for an erection, which medication for ED forces you to do. And there are additional risks of taking medication for ED.
According to the FDA, many people with diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, and high blood pressure take medications that could negatively interact with medications used to treat ED that have nitrates in them.
And while it’s good to get your mental health checked out, there’s no guarantee that it will help you solve your ED problems. It may help a bit, but it doesn’t get at the root physical cause.
Finally, shockwave therapy doesn’t involve any surgery. If you want an actual physical change without having to undergo surgery, this is a perfect choice.
Otherwise, you’ll have to worry about potential permanent damage in an area where that’s the last thing you want.
Additionally, shockwave therapy for ED is a painless treatment that’s done after a numbing gel has been applied, which feels only like a slight tingle.
Benefits of Using Shockwave Therapy with Other Treatments
Additionally, you can use shockwave therapy with other treatments. Once you’ve improved the blood flow, for example, you can take a pill for erectile dysfunction and make it more likely that you will be able to get and maintain an erection.
If there are reasons for your ED that are psychological, then your mood will certainly be lifted by the fact that you can experience an erection, pleasing yourself and your partner again.
By continuing with your psychological treatments, whether that’s therapy or medication, your mood will generally improve as well.
Who Would Benefit Most from Shockwave Therapy for ED
Those who would benefit most from shockwave therapy for ED include:
- Someone who knows that it is likely a physical problem and wants to focus on the physical cause of ED
- Someone who prefers a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment—so wants to try this therapy before trying out those alternatives
- Someone who has tried other therapies, such as medication, and they have not been effective
The Cost of Shockwave Therapy
Generally speaking, shockwave therapy sessions can cost between $350 to $500 a session, which means a total of between $21,00 to $3,000 or less, depending on the regularity of sessions.
Even though this may seem like a lot, it isn’t, considering the therapy can last around two years. That’s only about between $80 to $125 a month.
Additionally, you can shop around for options.
There’s also the choice to do this shockwave therapy in the privacy of your own home. For example, our EDX only costs $699, and we also have payment options, which means you wouldn’t have to pay it all at once.
There are ways to make this option affordable—and to change your life forever.
Speak With Your Doctor
Before choosing to purchase shockwave therapy for ED, we recommend that you speak with your doctor.
Although there are very few potential health risks, because this therapy encourages blood flow, anyone who might have potential issues with that might be at risk.
Learn More About Shockwave Therapy for ED
You may have additional questions about shockwave therapy for ED.
These might include:
“How can I pay the cost of shockwave therapy for ED?”
“Can I learn more about how pulsed ultrasound shockwave therapy for ED works?”
“Is pulsed ultrasound shockwave therapy right for me?”
We have all these answers and many more. As mentioned above, we also have options that make it possible for you to apply shockwave therapy for ED treatments in the privacy of your own home.
To learn more about these treatments or to ask us additional questions, simply visit our contact us page.