Shockwave Therapy: A Game-Changer for Remedying Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects more than half the men in the United States at some point in their lives, making ED an extremely common problem. Although these numbers may provide some solace that you aren’t alone when it comes to sexual health problems, they do little to help with your frustration, which is where we come in.
At LaSara Medical Group, our team of all-male health experts is focused on men’s sexual health issues, namely erectile dysfunction. With the goal of providing the latest noninvasive and drug-free solutions for resolving issues with ED, we’ve helped our patients overcome this prevalent sexual health problem using our revolutionary shockwave therapy system. In fact, we have more experience performing shockwave therapy than all of our regional competitors in Southern California combined.
Here’s why shockwave therapy has become a game-changer at our clinics for remedying erectile dysfunction.
To better understand how our shockwave therapy works, it’s helpful to step back and take a look at the problem. In the simplest of terms, ED is the failure to achieve or maintain an erection long enough for intercourse.
Though this definition is simple, all that goes into an erection is quite complex. An erection actually starts in your brain, which registers the arousal and sends out hormones to start the physical erection process. Your hormones signal the two main arteries in your penis to open wider to allow more blood flow in while your veins shut off to keep the blood in your penis, creating an erection.
One of the primary drivers of ED is a problem with your blood vessels, which prevents your penis from receiving (and holding onto) enough blood for engorgement.
To be sure, there are other causes of ED, such as hormone imbalances or nerve damage, but circulatory issues top the list, which we can remedy using our innovative shockwave system.
Since many issues with ED stem from poor circulation, this is an area we’re able to effectively target with our innovative shockwave technology to help you regain your active sex life.
Both of our locations are equipped with the revolutionary DUOLITH® SD1 system from STORZ MEDICAL AG. With the DUOLITH SD 1, we deliver low-intensity shock waves into your tissue to encourage a process called neovascularization. We can adjust the depth and intensity of the energy to promote healthier blood flow in your penis by creating new blood vessels and removing plaque buildup from your arteries.
The shockwave process
One of the features our clients like best is that our shockwave therapy is a noninvasive and painless treatment that delivers long-term and sustainable results. If you’re tired of dealing with oral medications that only offer one-time, quick fixes or you don’t like to idea of self-injections, vacuums, or implants, shockwave therapy provides the ideal avenue.
The treatments themselves last only 15-20 minutes, and you should feel nothing more than a slight tingling sensation as we deliver the extracorporeal shockwaves into your tissue. You may need a series of treatments (usually 6-12), which we space apart to allow time for your blood vessels to respond.
As you progress through your treatments, you should gradually realize your results.
Taking further steps
Although our DUOLITH SD1 technology can set the stage for better circulatory health in your penis, there’s much you can do to keep the blood properly flowing. Some of the factors that contribute to circulation-based ED problems include:
- Carrying extra weight
- Drinking excessively
These lifestyle factors lead to plaque buildup in your blood vessels, so after you complete your shockwave treatments with us, you can safeguard your great results by taking a few steps to mitigate some of the risk factors above.
If you’d like to get on the road to better sexual health, painlessly, please contact one of our clinics in the Sawtelle neighborhood of Los Angeles, our location in Encinitas in San Diego, or Tustin, California.