How Much Does Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Cost?

Each treatment has an out-of-pocket expense of $400 to $500. Before choosing the best course of action for treatment, your urologist will go through these fees and other choices with you.

While there are a variety of ED options available, one of the most cost-effective, long-term treatments available is GAINSWave®. With results that last years, not hours, at $500 per session, it’s a bargain for most.

If a man suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) experiences a reduction or elimination of his ED symptoms after undergoing shockwave therapy, though, he’ll no longer have to spend as much money on oral medications, reducing overall medical costs.

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Understanding ED

Erectile dysfunction, also called impotence, is the inability of a man to get or maintain an erection during sexual intercourse.

Some forms of ED occur sporadically, and these are not of concern for the majority of people. Stress, alcohol consumption, and other issues can lead to occasional erectile dysfunction, according to Mayo Clinic.

When I Experience Erectile Dysfunction on a More Regular Basis

Those who suffer from erectile dysfunction on a regular basis should see a doctor about their condition. Understandably, it can be uncomfortable or embarrassing to discuss this type of condition with a doctor.

However, because ED can be one of the first symptoms of a more significant disease, such as heart disease or diabetes, reporting ED to a doctor may help them run tests to look for other life-threatening diseases.

Additionally, erectile dysfunction is a relatively common condition, so you should not feel isolated. Moderate signs of ED can affect as many as 5% of 40-year-old men and 50% in their 50s, according to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

The Safety of Shockwave Therapy

Multiple studies have looked at the use of low-intensity shockwave therapy for the treatment of ED in men. Although more study is recommended in the future, the results of these earlier studies suggest that this type of therapy is safe and might improve the effects of erectile dysfunction.

Risks of Other Therapies

Sometimes, medical conditions prevent men from being able to take the typical medications used to treat ED. These medications allow for an increase in blood flow in the body. However, some risks exist with medications. They may present side effects in some patients. They also may interact in a negative manner with certain other medications, meaning some men can’t take them and need another treatment option for ED.

Men Who May Need Shockwave Therapy

When a man receives sexual stimulation signals, the blood flow to the penis increases. Increased blood flow allows the penis to become rigid and enlarged for sexual intercourse.

In men who are suffering from erectile dysfunction, the extra blood flow does not occur as it should, meaning the man cannot get or maintain an erection. According to the Mayo Clinic, multiple conditions can lead to ED, including:

  • Clogged blood vessels
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Certain diseases
  • Certain medications
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Alcoholism
  • Use of illegal drugs

Some of these conditions may alleviate themselves through lifestyle changes, such as attending counseling to help with stress or depression. In other conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, the use of shockwave therapy can help to increase the flow of blood in the penis, alleviating the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

How Shockwave Therapy Works

Shockwave therapy, such as with GAINSWave®, is actually a simple process, especially compared to some invasive treatments.

During shockwave treatment, a device sends mild sound waves through the skin of the penis. The treatment may last 20-30 minutes. There are no side effects, such as those suffered after surgery with anesthesia. The majority of patients experience a slight tingling sensation and no pain.

By sending waves through the skin, the hope is to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels. Over time, this allows a greater flow of blood to the penis and firmer erections.

Relief From ED

If you seek a premium type of therapy for erectile dysfunction that doesn’t involve oral medication, the GAINSWave® treatment may be the perfect fit. The treatment uses extracorporeal shockwave therapy that’s made to increase blood flow and break down micro-plaque in the penis.

The cost is as low as $500, depending on the treatment package in use. GAINSWave® therapy also can provide benefits for men who aren’t suffering from erectile dysfunction, but who would like male enhancement. Please contact a GAINSWave® therapy provider toda

Each treatment has an out-of-pocket expense of $400 to $500. Before choosing the best course of action for treatment, your urologist will go through these fees and other choices with you.

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