Acoustic Wave Therapy for erectile dysfunction is a relatively new treatment and is gaining popularity for it’s ability to treat and reverse erectile dysfunction. More and more men are hearing about it and we are frequently asked what is it and how does it work to reverse erectile dysfunction.
To understand how Acoustic Wave Therapy can reverse erectile dysfunction, we first need to understand what causes it. The most common type of erectile dysfunction is vasculogenic erectile dysfunction. The term vasculogenic means the problem is in the blood vessels. Obtaining an erection is dependent on blood vessels in the penis filling with blood. This is what causes it to be firm enough for intercourse. As you can imagine, if the blood vessels aren’t functioning well, this leads to a softer erection or if it goes on long enough, it leads to the complete inability to achieve an erection.
As we age the health of our blood vessels can decline. They become stiffer and less flexible which doesn’t allow them to fill with blood as effectively. High blood pressure causes damage to blood vessels over time. Plaque can build up, further limiting the amount of blood that can enter as well. This problem can go on silently for years in blood vessels throughout the body and it just so happens that one of the first outward manifestations is a softer erection. It will also result in fewer morning erections. Waking up with an erection most mornings is a good indicator of erectile health. If you find that many mornings you do not wake up with an erection, this is could be an early warning sign of ED and it can be a warning sign of heart disease.
Now that we understand the problem, we can talk about the solution. Enter Acoustic Wave Therapy! Acoustic Wave Therapy (sometimes called Pressure Wave Therapy or Shockwave Therapy) sends acoustic waves (or energy waves) into the tissues to stimulate a powerful healing response from the body. These energy waves help break up plaque and blockages and restore the health of the blood vessels. It causes the body to begin a healing response that brings blood cells to the area to begin the work of healing and restoring the tissues to optimal function. Acoustic Wave Therapy has even been shown to help grow new blood vessels by releasing growth factors in the treatment area. Growth factors are naturally occurring substances in the body that stimulate cell growth and healing. This is exactly what is needed to restore full and natural erectile function.
Acoustic Wave Therapy sessions at Stronglife Physiotherapy don’t take long, only about 20 minutes. In that time thousands of acoustic waves are delivered to targeted areas that will restore blood flow. Numbing cream is provided to make the treatment comfortable. Some patients will notice an immediate boost in erectile and sexual function after the first visit. For others it will take more sessions before they start to see the benefit. For mild to moderate cases 6 sessions spread out over 3 weeks is all it takes to restore a natural and fulfilling sex life!
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