According to recorded statistics, 50% of all men have suffered from erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point in their lives. Research also shows that there’s a high chance of developing ED as you grow older.
Non-Invasive Treatments Introduced
Luckily, there have been great strides in the medical management of ED over the last couple of decades. At some point we had only two ways to treat ED; surgical penile revascularization and implantation of a penile prosthesis.
Then came the oral phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDE5i). These include Viagra, Cialis, and related medications. Such medications opened up doors to more non-invasive treatments that could help ED patients. Even though these drugs are quite effective, they don’t work for every ED patient.
Alternative to Oral ED Medications Embraced
To help out those who are unable to get help from oral and related ED medications, a new alternative to these ED medications is now being embraced. The new therapy, GAINSWave™, makes use of high-frequency acoustical waves to deal with the root cause of ED.
Blood vessels supplying blood necessary to hold an erection breaks down as a man grows older. So what GAINSWave™ does is to use the pulsating sound waves to improve blood flow by opening up existing blood vessels and also stimulating the growth of new blood vessels. Better blood flow will then lead to improved sexual performance.
New Method Clinically Proven
Clinical trials have been conducted and the new method of treating ED has proved to be effective. This is even for men who did not respond at all to other existing treatments. One of the trials showed improved erectile function in all the men treated with the shock wave therapy. Significant improvement was especially noted in men who were previously using Viagra or another type of ED medication. Such men said that they did not need to use their previous treatments a good number of months after receiving the shock wave treatment.
A similar study concluded that the shock wave therapy is a revolutionary treatment for ED that has unique qualities with high potential to rehabilitate erectile tissues. Evidence of improved erectile function, as well as the significant improvement in blood flow after the shock wave therapy treatment, is proof that this new way of treating ED has unique properties that could lead to a new way to fight ED.
New Versus Old Methods
The acoustical wave therapy does not require taking any drugs unlike oral medications or surgery or other invasive methods. The treatment will not take more than 30 minutes and is definitely pain-free. Oral drugs are taken for weeks on end while surgical methods take a few weeks for the body to heal.
The shock wave therapy is highly effective with about 80% efficacy. This method is especially great for men who are unable to take the oral ED drugs for various health reasons such as diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. You can use the shock wave therapy as a preventive measure to prevent or delay the start of age-related ED.
As we’ve seen, the numbers of men suffering from ED are ever increasing with an estimated 600,000 plus new cases every year in the US only. Such numbers are a wake-up call to the necessity of effective treatment for ED. Such treatments can greatly improve patients’ quality of life, their self-esteem, as well as their ability to maintain sexual relationships.