Concerns regarding erections are very common. The prevalence of Erectile dysfunction (ED) generally approximates a man’s age – i.e. 40% of men in their 40’s, 70% of men in their 70’s report ED. For the most part, erections are mediated by good blood flow to the penis. When stimulated, the blood vessels of the penis dilate and allow more blood to enter the erectile tissues within the penis which leads to erection.
Treatments for erectile dysfunction (pills or injections) are generally designed enhance dilatation the penile blood vessels and increase blood flow within the penis. They work well in most men. The downside is that you need to take medication prior to sex.
The latest treatment for men with ED - Low Intensity Shock Wave Therapy – uses pulsatile acoustic wave technology to enhance blood flow the penis.
How does it work? Acoustic waves directed at the blood vessels within the penis have been theorized not only to enhance the health and performance of existing blood vessels within the penis, but also to stimulate tissue repair and the creation of new blood within the penis. The end result is enhanced penile blood flow in most men after a few weeks of treatment.
Low Intensity Shock Wave Therapy for ED is appealing treatment option because it is targets and attempts to rectify the root cause of the problem – blood flow. The treatment is essentially painless and has a very good safety profile.
It’s not the perfect solution for all men, but many studies suggest that most men report benefiting from Low Intensity Shock Wave Therapy.