Erectile dysfunction can happen at any point in your life. It’s an embarrassing condition that wreaks havoc on your sex life. Keep reading to find out if low-intensity shockwave therapy can help you improve your sex life for good.
When you have erectile dysfunction, you cannot keep an erection long enough to have pleasurable intercourse with your partner. While it is a relatively common condition, it’s not something you want to deal with for an extended period.
There are several treatments to help you overcome ED, one of which is low-intensity shockwave therapy. If you have ED and other treatments that haven’t helped, this could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
The team at Comprehensive Urology provides low-intensity shockwave treatment at our Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, office. They help you regain control of your ED with customized treatments and unparalleled care. Leading our specialized team are five urology and sexual health experts.
What is erectile dysfunction?
As a man, you need to sustain an erection to have sexual intercourse. For most men, this isn?t an issue; but for some, erectile dysfunction is a real problem.
Erectile dysfunction happens when you cannot hold an erection long enough for sex to occur. There are several reasons this happens, a few of which include the following:
- Traumatic injuries
- Performance anxiety
- Overwhelming stress
- Neurological problems
- Vascular diseases
If you’re on certain medications or have had surgery on your prostate, you are also at risk for developing ED.
Substance use disorder and alcoholism also contribute to ED symptoms. However, you must understand ED isn’t usually a stand-alone issue; it’s often a symptom of another problem in your body.
Understanding low-intensity shockwave therapy
Low-intensity shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge, noninvasive treatment for erectile dysfunction. Other specialists also use it for other conditions, including orthopedic problems and slow-healing wounds.
The science behind low-intensity shockwave therapy, or LiSWT, is astounding. We use high-energy soundwaves that are targeted at the blood vessels in your penis to improve blood flow.
For an erection to occur, you need sufficient blood flow to your penis. We use LiSWT to improve cell function and speed up the repair of damaged or poorly functioning blood vessels.
Other treatments, such as medications, improve blood flow to your penis. However, LiSWT is noninvasive and provides the same results without the side effects of traditional therapies for ED.
During the treatment, we move a specialized wand along your penis as it emits high-energy sound waves. The treatment typically takes around 15 minutes, and you won?t need any anesthesia.
Can this treatment help you?
Suppose you are having trouble sustaining an erection. In that case, the first step in determining if you?re a candidate for LiSWT is to talk to our team. We provide you with a thorough evaluation, including a detailed exam, to get to the bottom of your ED.
The best candidates for LiSWT are those suffering from a vascular issue causing ED. If you have atherosclerosis or any other vascular disease that affects blood flow to your penis, you could be a candidate for LiSWT.
Diabetes also affects the tiny blood vessels in your body, including those in your penis. If you suffer from diabetic neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease, we may also recommend LiSWT for your ED.
You can also inquire about LiSWT if you’ve tried medications without success or had undesirable side effects with the medicines.
Ultimately, we help you decide if this treatment is the best option for you and your ED symptoms. If not, we offer other treatments as well to improve your condition.
Do not continue to be embarrassed by erectile dysfunction. Call our office today at 310-278-8330 to schedule a consultation with our team. You can also book an appointment on our website.