Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to maintain a firm enough erection to enjoy sexual activity. It is a common condition that can affect men of all ages, though it is far more prevalent in older men. Estimates on exactly how prevalent ED vary significantly; though one recent study found that anywhere between 3% and 76.5% of men are affected.
Before we go any further in the realm of ED and a leading treatment, shockwave therapy, it’s worth pointing out what is considered ‘normal’ when it comes to erections. The reality is that many men experience erection problems, but not every one is related to erectile dysfunction. Studies show that it’s normal to have erection issues for up to 20% of sexual encounters.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at shockwave treatment for ED. This is a popular treatment for men experiencing frequent erection issues. Specifically, we’ll answer some of the questions that you may wish to ask your doctor before starting treatment.
What Exactly Is Shockwave Therapy?
The use of the word ‘shockwave’ might send some shivers down your spine. The reality is that shockwave therapy is a painless and non-invasive therapy. In fact, it has been used within medicine for many years. It has been used to help treat a variety of injuries, from broken bones to injured tendons and ligaments.
Shockwave therapy is also known as low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT). Through the use of targeted high-energy sound waves, shockwave therapy can help to speed up cell growth and tissue repair. Today, the practice is frequently used for soft tissue conditions, such as erectile dysfunction.
How Does It Work for Erectile Dysfunction?
Now that we know some background on shockwave treatment, let’s look at exactly how it works for treating ED. Basically, a device not too dissimilar to a wand is placed near different parts of the penis. As the device is being moved around, it will emit gentle pulses.
The pulses are effective as they trigger improved tissue remodeling and blood flow in the penis. The result is stronger erections that are sufficient for enjoyable sexual activity.
Later in this post, we’ll focus on one of our specific products, known as an EDX, which can be used by consumers in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Before that, let’s look at the research and consider just how effective this treatment is for ED.
How Effective Is Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction?
As of yet, shockwave therapy as a treatment for ED has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Despite this, there has been considerable research into this treatment method. This research has highlighted the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for ED.
One study published in 2019 reported that shockwave therapy resulted in significant improvement in erectile function, particularly those with vasculogenic ED.
A previous study, conducted in 2010, looked at the effectiveness of shockwave therapy over the course of six months of treatment. Each of the 20 men involved in the study all reported improved erectile function. Encouragingly, no adverse effects were reported following a follow-up with the men.
A further study, carried out in 2017, reported significant improvement in erection quality. This study on 710 experiencing ED conducted five weekly sessions lasting 20 minutes. At the end of the fifth week, notable improvements in erectile function were reported, along with no adverse effects.
What Are the Potential Side Effects?
As noted above, various studies have highlighted that shockwave therapy treatment for erectile dysfunction has no adverse effects. Treatment is painless, though some men might experience mild tingling during treatment. No anesthesia is required during shockwave therapy.
Potential side effects of shockwave therapy may include bruising of penile skin, skin infection, blood in urine, and painful erection. Always speak to a doctor before considering shockwave therapy as a treatment for ED.
Can I Do Shockwave Therapy At Home?
Yes, you can! We understand that erectile dysfunction can cause many men to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Thankfully, treatment is possible, easy, and affordable in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Here at Fluent, our EDX device is designed to treat ED by delivering pulse waves into the tissues of the penis which can increase blood flow. The EDX can be used daily and takes just two minutes to warm up before use. You will be able to customize the intensity of the treatment, as well as the length of treatment.
We also recommend that you check out the EDX 2, another user-friendly and compact device designed for at-home shockwave therapy for ED.
Bottom Line: Shockwave Treatment Is Effective for ED
Shockwave therapy is an effective cure for erectile dysfunction. It is backed by thousands of satisfied men as well as scientific research. At-home shockwave treatment for ED is safe, easy, and affordable. Using a device like EDX or EDX 2 can significantly improve your erectile function. This, in turn, can enhance the pleasure of your sexual activities.
While many men rely on drugs such as viagra to treat their ED, there is a long list of potential side effects with this method. Viagra also requires a pill to be taken before sexual activity, which can rule out any spontaneity in your sex life.
If you are interested in learning more about shockwave therapy for ED, contact our friendly support team with any questions. Shockwave therapy can open up a whole world of new and exciting adventures for you and your sexual partner.