PENILE SHOCK WAVE THERAPY
Erectile dysfunction affects 52% of men. And if you think it only affects elderly men, then you are wrong. In recent studies, up to 8% of men aged 20-30 have some form of erectile dysfunction. Erection of the penis is crucial for sexual health and satisfaction. Erectile dysfunction is not only a physical problem, it also affects the psychological health of the men. If the problem persists, it will affect the harmony among spouse.
Erectile dysfunction can be graded into 4 categories:-
WHAT IS PENILE SHOCK WAVE THERAPY
Sound waves emitted from the machine is transmitted deep into tissue to stimulate growth of new tissue and hence repair.
Shock wave therapy is widely used in medical field like in urology to break kidney stone, or in physiotherapy to treat muscular and joint pain and injuries.
HOW DOES SHOCK WAVE HELPS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
Erection of the penis is achieved by filling up the spongy tissue with blood. If the flow of the blood through the spongy tissue is poor, the erection is poor too. Many factors can cause poor flow to the penis. Medical illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia can affect erection. Also, smoking can also injure the spongy tissue causing poor blood flow to the penis.
There are many medical studies recently to confirm the effectiveness of shock wave therapy in erectile dysfunction. The shock waves are transmitted into spongy tissue of the penis to stimulate new vessel growth which in turn causing the spongy tissue to rejuvenate. There is also hypothesis that the shockwave therapy causes micro injury to the spongy tissue of the penis and this causes some nitric oxide release at the penis. Nitric oxide is the natural vasodilator (like ‘viagra’).
HOW IS SHOCK WAVE THERAPY DONE ON PENIS
Shock wave therapy is a medical procedure to be performed by trained medical personnel. It is to be done directly on the penis spongy tissue using a shock wave machine. Shock waves are being delivery along the shaft of the penis. It is a painless procedure which only takes about 15 minutes to complete. You will only feel ‘knocking’ sensation during the procedure. This is when the sound waves transmit into the penis tissue.
Most studies recommend 2 treatment sessions per week for 3 weeks and then a rest period of 3 months and then a repeat cycle of 2 sessions per week for 3 weeks. Then the result is good to last for 1 year.
ARE YOU SUITABLE FOR THIS TREATMENT
Most men can benefit from penile shock wave therapy to improve erection hardness. Most studies confirm erection improve after 3 weeks program.
Those with the below conditions are not suitable for this treatment:
Any form of skin infection at site of treatment
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A PENILE SHOCK WAVE THERAPY
Be your normal self again! There will be no downtime after the therapy and no restrictions. You can go about your daily life including work, play, exercise, and even have intercourse. We know how ready you’ll be. There are no restrictions as to changing your daily activity, hygiene or diet. No medications or post-treatment to do list is required either. You may notice slight discomfort on parts of the penis which is normal and will resolve, but no other post-treatment issues are likely.
BENEFITS OF PENILE SHOCK WAVE THERAPY
Safe – It is one of the safest medical treatments. No side effect reported so far.
Non-invasive – No injection or operation involved.
Painless – The treatment is pain free.
No medicine needed – Despite not taking PDE5I medicines, patients could still achieve hard erection.
Long lasting effect – Based on our experience, the effect lasts for years.
The procedure is painless with only a knocking sensation felt
No post treatment care needed
Most medical studies recommend 6-8 sessions. However, some do report improvement just after 1 session.