What is the main difference between
Shockwave Therapy and other ED treatments?
There are several types of treatments available to men with Erectile Dysfunction, including PDE-5 inhibitors, such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra); vacuum erection devices; intracavernosal injections (P-shots); intraurethral suppositories; and penile implants. However, these therapies are typically conducted on an as-needed basis and may work for only one sexual encounter at a time. Shockwave therapy is different, as it targets the erectile mechanism so that men are more likely to have erections on their own.
So, shockwave therapy is the only current treatment on the horizon for ED that might offer a cure, which is the most desired outcome for men with ED.
How does the procedure look like?
To administer shockwave therapy, a clinician applies a probe to the penis, which is coated in a special gel. Different areas of the penis are usually targeted. Treatment sessions may last for fifteen to twenty minutes. Men usually don’t need anesthesia or experience pain, although they might have a tingling sensation in the treated area.
Clinical trials of shockwave therapy for ED have had encouraging results. The process has been well tolerated by patients. Many men have found that their erections have improved and they are able to have intercourse. Men with more severe ED may still need to take ED medication in addition to having shockwave therapy.
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