Low Intensity Focused Shockwave Therapy: A New Approach to Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection of sufficient rigidity to have satisfying sex. The problem affects about 30 million men in the U.S., yet remains one of the most commonly untreated medical disorders.
Only about one in twenty men seek medical treatment for ED, preferring instead to avoid sex rather than get help. ED is nothing to be embarrassed about. It’s a medical condition that needs to be treated.
Many options have become available for treating ED with varying effectiveness and potential side effects.
Some men deal with ED through prescription dosages of oral medications, especially Viagra, Cialis and Levitra.
Unfortunately, possible side effects include nasal congestion, headache, temporary vision problems, backaches and upset stomach.
The most common of the alternative medications is Alprostadil, which is injected into the penis with either a syringe and fine needle or a urethral suppository. Scaring and minor bleeding are among the potential side effects.
Pumps and Implants
- Penis pump – This device creates a vacuum and along with an elastic ring helps a man achieve an erection. Bruising is a possible side effect.
- Implants – This approach involves surgically implanting either inflatable or malleable rods into the penis. The inflatable rods allow a man to control when and for how long to have an erection, while malleable rods keep the penis firm but bendable. As with any surgery, there is the risk of infection.
Low Intensity Focused Shock Wave Therapy
In contrast to these therapies, LaSara Medical Group stands in the forefront by offering a new, advanced treatment for ED–low intensity shock wave therapy. It is safe, simple and painless and can be done on an out-patient basis.
With a small hand-held external instrument, this treatment delivers a small shockwave of energy to the penile tissues to promote what is called angiogenesis, the creation of new capillaries to increase blood flow to this area of the body.
It is an extremely safe procedure with no significant side effects, the only sensation during treatment being a slight tapping feeling.
Full treatment involves a series of treatments done over 3-5 weeks. Each treatment sessions takes about 30 minutes of time. After the treatment you are free to go about your daily life. There is no downtown or recovery period.
There’s no need to be embarrassed or suffer in silence. Contact LaSara Medical Group today for a consultation and let us help you regain your sex life.