One of the newer and more effective methods that helps improve sexual function in men is Pulsewave, or acoustic wave therapy for ED.
Men with erectile dysfunction usually suffer from a lack of blood flow to the penis. In most cases, this happens because of an underlying health problem impacting the circulatory system, such as diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. 1
After visiting a physician to rule out one or more of these conditions, men with ED should learn about ways to increase blood flow to the penis to boost sexual performance.
What is Acoustic Wave Therapy?
By delivering acoustic (sound) pulses into the penis and surrounding areas using a handheld device, doctors release intense but safe amounts of sound wave energy capable of penetrating deeper into penile tissues than laser or ultrasound.
Acoustic waves work so effectively because they actually create “micro-ruptures” in capillaries delivering blood to tissues. This significantly increases expression of chemical growth factors, encourages new blood vessel growth and escalates the supply of oxygenated blood to tissues.
Pulsewave is painless, surgery and drug-free, does not cause side effects and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. In addition, men who do not experience erectile dysfunction can also benefit from Pulsewave by further optimizing blood flow to the penis to boost their sexual performance and possibly lengthen penis size.
Is Impotency and Erectile Dysfunction the Same Thing?
Yes. Both impotence and erectile dysfunction (ED) are terms used to indicate the inability to maintain an erection. 2
ED and impotence are not diseases but symptoms of a possible underlying health concern affecting normal blood flow and tissue functioning responsible for achieving and keeping an erection. While all men at some point in their lives will experience difficulty becoming aroused enough to engage in sexual activity, nearly half will suffer repeated incidences of ED.
Medical Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction
Expensive and slow to act Cialis, Viagra and Levitra are three of the most commonly prescribed medications for treating erectile dysfunction.
However, men with heart problems, hypertension, kidney or liver disease, and certain eye disorders cannot take these drugs. 3
In addition, ED medication carries the risk of migraines, muscle aches, dizziness, and constipation. Because many older men suffering health issues cannot take prescription medication for ED, Pulsewave is rapidly gaining popularity as a holistic, alternative treatment to improve sexual function in men.
What is Peyronie´s Disease and Why Does It Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Although it is normal for a healthy penis to experience a slight curvature when erect, severe curvature of the penis may indicate a chronic inflammatory disorder called Peyronie’s disease.
Peyronie’s is a connective tissue disorder affecting the tunica albuginea penile tissues, involving fibrous scar tissue growth that forces the penis to curve noticeably. As the scar tissue hardens, the penis bends permanently as scar tissue accumulates and prevents the penis from remaining straight. 4
Peyronie’s is a benign disease that does not harm the penis or a man’s physical health but frequently interferes with a man’s ability to perform sexually and often causes ED. More commonly diagnosed in men over 40, Peyronie’s may be a genetic disorder. Men with fathers or grandfathers who have Peyronie’s could be at risk for getting the disease as they age. 5
Doctors use ultrasound to provide a formal diagnose of Peyronie’s so that other disorders are ruled out, such as congenital curvature of the penis or other inflammatory diseases.
According to an article published in the Journal of Urology, a little over 10 percent of men suffering from Peyronie’s will experience spontaneous improvement over the course of several years. 6
However, without some type of treatment, nearly 50 percent of these men will develop worsening penile curvature and increasing pain during sexual intercourse. Oral medication meant to reduce inflammation is usually prescribed but offers mixed results. Some of these medications produce uncomfortable side effects.
In addition, Verapamil injections directly into scar tissue plaques have failed to show improvement in clinical trials involving placebo injections. 7
Boost Sexual Performance with Pulsewave
When men choose Pulsewave to treat erectile dysfunction, they do not have to worry about downtime, can resume daily activities immediately and may even enjoy a spontaneous erection within a day of undergoing acoustic wave therapy. Results vary among men depending on their age and current health status. 8
If you would like to learn more about Pulsewave or want to schedule an appointment, please call any one of our clinics today.