Does Shockwave Therapy for ED Hurt?

Shockwave therapy is one form of treatment for male erectile dysfunction (ED). According to a study in the Therapeutic Advances in Urology, patients who used low-intensity shockwave therapy to treat their ED did not experience pain during or after treatment (p.98).

Furthermore, the majority of them experienced a significant improvement in erections and function (p.95), which is, of course, the ultimate goal of any ED treatment.  Shockwave therapy has proven a viable, painless treatment option for those with erectile dysfunction, providing tangible benefits and enhanced erectile performance.

Low-intensity shockwave therapy may seem an even more appealing option when considering the downsides of alternative male enhancement treatments, such as pills.

Male Enhancement Pills Come With Side Effects

Male enhancement pills may help a man to achieve an erection, but pills may also come with a number of other side effects.

According to Healthline, seven common side effects of taking male enhancement pills may include:

  • Headaches, which are also the most common side effect associated with ED medications
  • Problems with the digestive system, including but not limited to indigestion and diarrhea
  • Dizziness that can cause discomfort during daily activities
  • Body aches and pains, including specific reports of pain in the lower back
  • Vision problems, including blurred eyesight
  • Flushed skin on the face that may spread to other parts of the body
  • Congestion

These side effects are considered mild, according to Healthline, but more serious side effects may include:

  • Loss of vision
  • Hearing impairment
  • Erections that last more than four hours, also known as priapism

There was a time when male enhancement pills were the primary way to achieve better erections. This is no longer the case as several treatments have emerged as safe, effective alternatives to potentially dangerous male enhancement supplements.

The need for such treatments is also increasing. While ED has always become more prevalent in older men, a study in  Translational Andrology and Urology indicates that erectile dysfunction is an increasing problem in the younger male population.

Consider GAINSWave® Therapy and the P-Shot as Treatment for ED

Two of the therapies for ED that may appeal to men of all ages, because of their effectiveness and relative lack of side effects, are:

  • The Priapus® shot, also known as the P-Shot®
  • GAINSWave® Therapy

The P-Shot: Injections That Will Improve Your Erections

The Priapus® shot is commonly known as the P-Shot®. The P-Shot® is a form of stem cell therapy that is non-invasive and may stimulate the growth of nerve tissue in your penis. It involves injecting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into various parts of your penis and is a safe and effective way to attain strong erections that last longer.

A medical professional will first isolate plasma-enriched growth factors from your own blood. With numbing cream to make the operation painless, the doctor will then inject the enriched blood into various parts of your penis, stimulating the development of new blood vessels and generally improving blood flow to your penis.

Those who are seeking treatment for ED with minimal side effects should consider the P-Shot®. They should also consider GAINSWave® therapy, another natural treatment for those who are experiencing erectile dysfunction.

GAINSWave® Therapy Can Improve Erectile Function

GAINSWave® therapy is intended to have many of the same effects as the P-Shot, improved erectile function being the overarching result. GAINSWave® therapy can promote blood flow and help to create new blood vessels while eliminating the plaque in the penis that can stifle an erection.

GAINSWave® is a form of low-intensity shockwave therapy that has delivered promising returns. One study published in Sexual Medicine concluded that patients who underwent low-intensity shockwave therapy as a remedy for their ED experienced an improvement in erectile function lasting at least 12 months after treatment (page e225).

Contact a GAINSWave® Provider Today

Do not just accept your erectile dysfunction—do something about it. Contact a local GAINSWave® provider today to discuss how these treatments, administered in a safe environment by professionals, could help put an end to your erectile dysfunction.

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