Linear Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction (ED), sometimes called impotence, is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection that is sufficient for successful sexual intercourse. Many men experience this at some point in their lives.
ED is very common and affects approximately half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70. 50% of men over the age of 40 may experience transient ED and inadequate erection.
Incidence of the disorder generally increases with age. It is a common but not talked about problem. ED can be distressing and is often simple to treat. Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction is one of the techniques we use at Male Enhancement Clinic Bangkok.
What Causes ED?
ED can have many causes that are either physical or psychological. Reduction of blood supply to the penis is mainly due to arterial sclerosis.
Reduced blood supply is the most common physical cause of erectile dysfunction.
The arteries in the penis supply blood to erectile tissue which becomes enlarged and erect. As the penis expands, it compresses the veins
inhibiting blood flow out of the penis, thus sustaining the erection. Available drugs, such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, work by preventing the action of a chemical in the body called phosphodiesterase type 5. This helps to relax (widen) blood vessels and improve the flow of blood. In erectile dysfunction, these pills improve the blood flow to the penis following sexual stimulation, and helps to improve rigidity and maintain an erection.
How Does Shockwave therapy Work?
The new non-invasive therapy stimulates the generation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) to increase the blood supply to erectile tissue.
Treatment is applied in the physician’s office setting or private clinic. There is no anesthesia nor sedation requirement. Shockwave therapy helps patients suffering from ED due to vascular impairment.
Treatment is also offered to patients having a contraindication or those exhibiting side effects from pharmacotherapy.
There are no known side effects of Linear shockwave treatment.