Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition that affects a significant portion of the male population. It is characterized by the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. While there are several treatment options available for ED, low intensity shockwave therapy (LISWT) is a relatively new treatment that has shown promising results. In this blog, we will explore how LISWT works and how it can help in the treatment of ED.
Non-Invasive Form of Treatment
LISWT is a non-invasive treatment that involves the use of low-intensity sound waves to stimulate blood flow to the penis. The sound waves are delivered through a device that is placed on the skin over the affected area. The treatment is typically administered in a series of sessions, with each session lasting for about 20-30 minutes.
The sound waves stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the penis, which improve blood flow and contribute to stronger and longer-lasting erections. LISWT may also stimulate the release of growth factors, which can help to repair damaged blood vessels and improve blood flow.
One of the key advantages of LISWT is that it is non-invasive and does not require any medications or surgery. This makes it a suitable option for men who do not want to or may not be able to take certain medications due to other health conditions or who are not suitable candidates for surgery. LISWT is also generally well-tolerated, with few or no side effects reported.
There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of LISWT in the treatment of ED. A review of several studies found that LISWT was effective in improving erectile function in a significant proportion of men with ED. The improvement in erectile function was typically seen after a series of treatments, and the effects were found to be long-lasting in many cases.
In addition to improving erectile function, LISWT may also have other potential benefits in the treatment of ED. For example, some studies suggest that it may be effective in improving the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease, a condition that causes the penis to bend or curve during an erection. LISWT may also help to reduce the risk of penile scarring, which can occur as a result of certain ED treatments, such as penile injections or penile implants.
Despite the promising results of LISWT in the treatment of ED, it is important to note that the therapy is not suitable for all men. Men with certain health conditions, such as bleeding disorders or a history of blood clots, may not be suitable candidates for LISWT.
In conclusion, LISWT is a promising treatment option for men with ED. It is non-invasive, well-tolerated, and has been shown to be effective in improving erectile function in a significant proportion of men. LISWT represents a promising alternative to more traditional treatments for ED.
Find a GAINSWave-Certified Shockwave Therapy Provider Near You
If you’re interested in receiving shockwave therapy for ED, GAINSWave can help. As the leader in sexual wellness, GAINSWave offers a nationwide network of GAINSWave-certified shockwave therapy providers. These providers have all met our rigorous standards for equipment and care to ensure all our patients have an exceptional experience and receive the most beneficial results.
Learn more about shockwave therapy for ED. If you’re interested in receiving treatment, please take our short candidacy questionnaire. Once your candidacy is determined, use our provider locator to find a GAINSWave-certified shockwave therapy provider near you.