DuoLith Shockwave Treatment for ED
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual dysfunction condition that is common in men over the age of 40. Patients affected by ED have experience symptoms such as difficulty developing or sustaining an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse, low self-esteem, and decreased sex drive. While ED can be caused by nerve damage, stress or emotional health issues, a majority of ED cases are of vascular origin. Commonly utilized treatment options for ED include oral & injectable medications, surgery, and vacuum devices, but for patients looking for an alternative to those methods of treatment, DuoLith Shockwave Treatment is an effective and safe treatment option to consider.
What is Shockwave Treatment?
Despite the name, shockwave treatment does not have anything to do with electricity or electric shocks. Rather, this form of treatment uses low-intensity pulsed acoustic energy waves that are applied to different treatment zones on the penis and on the perineum to help improve overall blood flow in the patient’s body and increase their natural erectile function. While the use of shockwave therapy has been a more recent development in the treatment of ED, doctors have been utilizing shockwave therapy for treatment of urological conditions, such as kidney stones, as early as the 1980s. In the 2000s, doctors began studying the efficacy of shockwave treatment to regenerate blood vessels, which led to the development of shockwave treatment for ED and other urological issues in the 2010s.
Benefits of Shockwave Treatment
Shockwave treatment offers several key benefits for patients looking at treatment options for their ED. The first major benefit of this treatment is it allows patients an alternative to medication or surgery. This is especially appealing to those who do not want the added responsibility of remembering to take their ED medication as prescribed. Another added benefit of shockwave treatment is that the shockwave therapy sessions do not take much time at all, require no anesthesia, and is considered to be one of safest forms of ED treatment available. Studies have shown that shockwave treatment poses little to no side effects, and approximately 60-70% of patients report positive results and noticeable improvement with their ED symptoms after their first series of treatments.
If you are experiencing symptoms of ED, schedule an appointment at the all new UCA Men’s Health Center to see if DuoLith Shockwave Treatment is right for you.