Shock Wave Remedy: An Ongoing Replace And Why It Ought to Be Thought of
It has now been three years since we introduced low-intensity shock wave therapy as a treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction. We’re delighted to say that not only have we seen a very stable trend in terms of success, but we’ve started using it in the treatment of Peyronie’s Disease and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (also known as CP / CPPS). For ED, we continue to roughly see that 70% of men with mild ED noticed a significant improvement in their erections and part have been completely healed of their ED, which means they no longer meet the criteria for ED. For many men with severe ED who did not respond adequately to pills or injections, shock wave therapy resulted in good erections when the pills or injections were used.
Why would someone consider shock wave therapy?
Shock wave therapy should be considered as a treatment option because it is free of side effects, has potential curative effects, and can increase the effectiveness of other treatment options.
Who Should Consider Shock Wave Therapy?
For anyone who successfully uses oral medication for ED, the major drawbacks of oral medication are side effects and timing. For example, Cialis should be taken 2 hours before sexual intercourse for best results. Viagra should be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before intercourse. Both can cause side effects like headache, nasal congestion, flushing, etc. For those who find side effects problematic, time-consuming, or both, shock wave therapy is one treatment option that could eliminate the need to use oral medication. Shock wave therapy is most successful in men with mild to moderate ED. This is the majority of men who respond well to oral medications.
Shockwave should be considered in patients with moderate to severe ED as it can improve the response to your current treatment modality. Whether it is oral medications or penile injections, if you are not getting an optimal response, shock wave therapy can improve your response to these treatments.
In summary, shock wave therapy is most effective in men with mild to moderate ED who respond well to oral medications. For men with moderate to severe ED, shock wave therapy can mean the difference between a “good” erection and an “excellent” erection on your current treatment. Shock wave therapy is also most effective in men who primarily suffer from arterial insufficiency (poor blood flow to the penis). Shock wave therapy has not been shown to be as effective in people with ED caused by nerve damage or venous occlusion disorders (poor ability to “catch” blood in the penis). A formal ultrasound assessment and full medical history is required to determine the primary cause of ED.
For more information about shock wave therapy at Maze, contact us for a free telephone consultation.