Why Choose Pulsewave Therapy
for Erectile Dysfunction Instead of Viagra?
Erectile dysfunction is the most commonly diagnosed form of sexual dysfunction in men over 40.
Erections occur when nerves are stimulated by internal or external catalysts that encourage the transmission of chemical messages to penile blood vessels. These messages “tell” blood vessels to relax so that blood flows quickly and easily into the penis.
Once an erection is achieved, vessels constrict to prevent blood from leaving the penis while pressure keeps blood within erectile tissues called the corpora cavernosa.
If blood cannot flow into the penis due to certain health problems affecting the circulatory system, a man may have difficulty achieving and sustaining an erection.
Medical issues underlying erectile dysfunction include diabetes, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease. Hormonal insufficiencies, Peyronie’s disease, or taking antidepressants may also interfere with blood flow and cause impotency. 1
How Viagra Works to Treat Erectile Dysfunction
Touted as the best ED treatment currently on the market, Viagra is a selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase-5 that introduces enzymes into a man’s bloodstream. These enzymes break down chemical messengers responsible for reducing erections.
Unfortunately, Viagra does not always work and often cause unpleasant side effects. In addition, some men cannot take Viagra because increases blood pressure and heart rates. 2
Adverse events reported by men taking between 25 and 100 milligrams of Viagra include:
- Nasal congestion
- Joint pain
The American Heart Association cautions that Viagra may be hazardous in men with low blood volume, low blood pressure or congestive heart failure.
Men using Viagra who has not been professionally diagnosed with one or more of these conditions may experience life-threatening effects such as heart arrhythmia, heart failure or shock.
Viagra’s website also reports that some men could suffer a loss of hearing or vision when taking Viagra if they have certain undetected disorders affecting their eyes and ears.
Viagra is also contraindicated for men with pulmonary hypertension, stomach ulcers, anemia or hypertension. 3, 4
Pulsewave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Instead of taking Viagra, which is not always effective for relieving ED and carries numerous risks to health, men are discovering another best ED treatment method called Pulsewave Therapy.
Pulsewave involves sending acoustic (sound) waves into the penis to interact safely with penile tissues and blood vessels. These sound waves trigger a beneficial microtrauma event that causes a cascade of biochemical reactions resulting in neovascularization (growth of new blood vessels) and improved blood supply.
By creating a micro-inflammatory process within the penis that also releases a potent vasodilator called nitric oxide, men with ED can achieve and sustain erections without taking prescription medications.
A study published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Urology applied acoustic wave therapy to 20 men over 56 years old who were suffering erectile dysfunction attributed to cardiovascular disease.
Researchers treated subjects with twice a week for three weeks with acoustic wave therapy, followed by a three-week interval involving no treatment and another three-week treatment period with acoustic wave therapy. 5
Fifteen out of the 20 men receiving Pulsewave Therapy experienced improvement with their ED. Penile blood flow and erectile function were measured using a test called venous occlusion plethysmography.
Significant increases in penile rigidity and duration of an erection were also noted in men responding favorably to acoustic wave therapy.
uring a follow-up visit six months later, 10 of the 15 men reported they still enjoyed spontaneous erections and no longer needed to take Viagra or other ED medication. 6
Contact Us to Learn More About Pulsewave Therapy for ED Today
Over the past 25 years, treatment options for erectile dysfunction have expanded to include medications, penile prostheses, and intracavernosal injections. Although these methods may be mostly safe and effective, they are considered “on demand” treatments that provide time-limited effects.
Alternately, Pulsewave Therapy provides the ability for men to engage in a spontaneous intimate activity without waiting for pills or injections to work.
Acoustic waves are a painless, safe way to increase blood flow to the penis while encouraging new blood vessel growth for even better circulation. One session takes less than 30 minutes to complete and there is no downtime or side effects associated with Pulsewave Therapy.
Contact our office today to talk to a staff member who can answer your questions and schedule an appointment at your convenience.