When men have trouble getting or keeping an erection, they may be suffering from erectile dysfunction, or ED. As a result, there is a wide variety of potential therapeutic strategies to choose from.
An erection is brought on by an increase in blood flow to the penis. Commonly, an erection occurs when the brain sends signals to the penis during arousal. It’s important to note that arousal isn’t a guarantee of an erection because there are many factors that can get in the way.
Health problems, physical factors, and psychological factors are just some of the potential sources of erectile dysfunction. The treatment strategy may change depending on the root cause.
When applied to muscle, bone, or tissue, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive treatment that involves the transmission of high-frequency acoustic waves through the skin and into the deeper layers of the body. Common uses for shockwave therapy include reducing pain and restoring mobility after injury or illness, hastening tissue repair, and stimulating new cell growth.
The treatment has been widely utilised since the 1980s for the relief of musculoskeletal pain, and li-eswt benefits is that it does not hurt.
- No downtime occurs.
- Promptly achieve your goals.
- None of the potential risks have been identified.
Shockwave therapy has been studied extensively since then for its dose-dependent effects on tissues ranging from skin and muscles to tendons and bone. In contrast to the destructive effects of low doses (which are used for treatments like breaking down kidney stones), high doses were found to be regenerative, resulting in the regeneration of soft tissues and even healing bones. Low doses were used for treatments like kidney stone breakdown.
Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED) uses about a tenth of the energy used for kidney stones to ensure that no tissue in the penis is damaged.
When it comes to erectile dysfunction, how exactly does shockwave therapy work?
Although there is a wide range of potential causes for erectile dysfunction (ED), the vast majority of cases (roughly 90%) involve ED being a symptom of another, more serious medical condition, most commonly cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Erectile dysfunction caused by conditions that limit blood flow to the penis, such as those listed above, can be treated with medications like sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis).
There are people who shouldn’t take these blood pressure pills because they aren’t healthy enough, and that’s a problem because they work so well. To name just a few examples, these diseases and disorders include hypertension, cardiac disease, liver issues, Peyronie’s, and a host of others. Moreover, they provide a band-aid rather than a permanent fix, and they don’t address the root of the problem, which can exacerbate existing problems.
Focused shockwave therapy devices generate pressure waves that dissolve plaque buildup in the penis and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, thereby increasing blood flow (angiogenesis). In 75% of treated patients, this gets to the source of the problem and helps permanently. It is possible that the effects will be permanent if the dietary and physical activity habits that contribute to the condition are altered.
When it comes to curing erectile dysfunction, does it matter whether the shockwaves are focused or radial?
Radial shockwave devices are typically used to treat larger areas of tissue that are only three to four centimetres below the surface of the skin because their signal weakens the further it travels from the source.
They result in outwardly radiating pressure at the skin’s surface, which triggers an inflammatory response in the surrounding tissues but not in the penis, where the energy needs to be delivered to reverse erectile dysfunction. Pain is intensified when radial shockwaves are applied to the penis and its surrounding area.