Nearly 40% of men are affected at age 40 by ED; that percentage dramatically increases to 70, with 70% of men suffering from ED. Treatment for ED varies greatly, from prescribed drugs to shockwave therapy. While each treatment can help men who suffer from ED, not all are highly effective. 

As with any ailment like ED, always consult with your primary care doctor so that they can inform you about the best treatments for your condition. Since every person is different and some treatments may be more harmful than beneficial to them.

Prescribed Drugs

First introduced in the 90s, using medication to treat ED is still the most popular way of aiding those who suffer it. Some popular drugs are Alprostadil (injection), Avanafil (oral), Sildenafil (or Viagra), or Testosterone (injection or oral). There are other ones, but these are the most popular prescribed ones.

Taking prescribed drugs may cause adverse side effects like headaches, dizziness, diarrhea, and vision problems. Some may put you at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Prescribed drugs also need time to be absorbed by the body, and many of the popular medicines require you not to have eaten anything prior.

Surgery

Surgery can be a permanent fix for people with ED but an unpleasant one. As you can imagine, surgery involves cutting into the affected area and inserting different mechanisms to aid with erection. Some of these mechanisms are penile prostheses, malleable implants, inflatable implants, and microsurgical penile revascularization.

The recovery for this kind of surgery can range from weeks to months, including annual doctor checkups. There is always the likelihood of needing to perform surgery again if something breaks or is not working anymore. That is why surgery is usually the last choice when it comes to treating ED. 

Non-invasive Options

Generally, the one most men opt for when searching for an effective treatment for ED. A popular treatment is a vacuum erection device that will help with erection by pumping the affected area to increase blood flow. Of course, one painful side effect is severe bruising in the affected area.

A newer but clinically promising treatment is shockwave therapy or pulsed ultrasound shockwave therapy. It is possible to perform this treatment in the comfort of your home and with no side effects. Because of this, many men are now opting for pulsed ultrasound shockwave therapy as it is a lot quicker and safer for your body. But the question remains: Does it hurt?  

The short answer is no. But let’s get a more in-depth look at shockwave therapy, what it is, how it works, and finally, does it work?

Shockwave Therapy – What is It?

Shockwave therapy is not a new treatment; actually, orthopedics have used it for years to heal fractured bones, injured ligaments, and damaged tendons. With the aid of a specialized gel medium, it uses a low-intensity shock that creates low energy acoustic wave pulsations to aid with recovery to the injured area. 

Utilizing an extracorporeal shockwave machine, a doctor targets the affected area. Since it uses acoustic pulse waves, there is no pain involved. Thanks to advancements in the field of shockwave therapy, patients may do this in the comfort of their homes. 

You can also use a pulsed ultrasound shockwave tool in your home to treat ED. We have a therapeutic ultrasound wave device called EDX. Easy to use and clinically proven to be effective. 

Shockwave Therapy – How Does It Affect ED?

One of the effects of pulsed ultrasound shockwave therapy is improved blood flow and neovascularization, making your body regenerate affected tissues through blood vessels. This process stimulates angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels), fundamental in treating ED.

Erections rely on healthy blood movement to the penile muscle. Shockwave therapy repairs and strengthens blood vessels in the penis and improves blood flow. Using shockwave therapy stimulates blood to flow more naturally and, at the same time, promotes tissue repair.

Popular ED medication makes heavy use of chemicals to increase blood flow and ultimately does not repair damaged tissues; it’s more for just at the moment use, while pulsed ultrasound shockwave therapy is used for the moment and as a treatment for ED.

Shockwave Therapy – Does it Work?

The truth is that pulsed ultrasound shockwave therapy for ED is a clinically proven method. Studies on shockwave therapy are continually proving its effectiveness, and more and more urologists recommend this form of treatment as efficient and safe. One study conducted by the European Urology Commission demonstrated that 20 men with ED (vasculogenic) experienced improved erectile function after only six months of shockwave treatment.

Using a pulsed ultrasound shockwave for 15-minutes twice weekly for three weeks, then a three-week pause, and another three weeks of treatment twice-weekly, has proven effective. Of course, depending on the ED degree, you may need to use it more or less, always follow a healthcare provider’s advice, or read the manual for a personal shockwave device.

Side Effects 

Men who choose to use a shockwave treatment use it to avoid having traditional ED medication’s nasty side effects. Luckily, there is no known side effect of using shockwave therapy. As we mentioned before, the shock itself is very low, so there is no risk of injuring yourself. 

Pulsed ultrasound shockwave therapy is non-invasive and naturally works with the body—no chemical and physical side effects. Once again, always read the instruction manuals carefully if you decide to use a home shockwave therapy device.

Treating ED Has Never Been This Easy

Stop taking harmful medications, and avoid getting unnecessary surgery. Now is the time to treat ED with shockwave therapy and improve your sex life instantly. As you noticed, it is safe and effective.

We at Fluent have designed a powerful therapeutic ultrasound wave device that will, without a doubt, aid you with ED. If you are still not sure about utilizing shockwave therapy, reach out to us today! We are convinced we can answer all of your questions.