Focused Shockwave Therapy for ED
You’ve probably heard those radio commercials touting the effectiveness of focused shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED). And like anything you hear advertised on the radio, it’s fair to have a little bit of skepticism. But what is this treatment, and can it work for you?
What is Focused Shockwave?
This therapy, also called low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT), involves linear, low-intensity shockwaves to improve blood flow by targeting tissue around and in the penis. But best of all, scientific research has demonstrated that Focused Shockwave Therapy is an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction.
How Does it Treat ED?
This treatment is pretty technical, so here’s a basic breakdown: This device creates a high-energy, fast-impulse shockwave that penetrates the body somewhere around 10 – 12cm. The most effective physical response from the shockwaves is cavitation breaks up calcification (hardening) of the soft tissue in the penis to restore blood flow.
Research has also shown that this therapy stimulates angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessels. Thus, the breakup of calcification and stimulation of new blood vessels results in the ability to achieve a longer-lasting and more effective erection.
There are many benefits to this treatment, but here are some of the best:
- Focused Shockwave Therapy (FSWT) is the only therapy used in all of the seminal scientific research studies for the safety and efficacy of shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction.
- FSWT may cause an improvement in nerve regeneration through the release of nNOS-positive nerve fibers and activation of Schwann cell proliferation.
- This therapy causes an immediate increase in the average arterial pressure of the treated tissue resulting in increased blood flow.
- Treatment is painless and quiet – no needles or stress involved!
To achieve the desired results to treat erectile dysfunction with shockwave therapy, you need to make sure you get the right type of treatment: focused shockwave versus acoustic pressure wave treatment.
Acoustic pressure waves are not the same thing as shockwaves. While it might be marketed similarly, the results of the treatment are not going to be the same. If you are told to apply a numbing cream before the procedure, it is definitely not FSWT. Our treatment is mostly painless and thus doesn’t require any anesthesia – even topical cream.
So no matter what men’s clinic you visit for treatment, always ask whether they use focused or acoustic treatment. If they only offer the acoustic variety, we recommend that you look for another treatment provider. Of course, if you stick with Limitless for your treatment, you can be sure you’ll get Focused Shockwave Treatment each time.
What Causes ED?
In many cases, erectile dysfunction has a physical cause. Common physical conditions that lead to ED include:
- Heart disease
- Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
- High cholesterol and High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Tobacco use, Alcoholism, and other forms of substance abuse
- Peyronie’s disease Sleep disorders
- Low testosterone
The brain also plays a key role in triggering an erection. Possible mental health causes for ED include:
- Depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions
- Relationship problems
Other Risk Factors
As you get older, erections might take longer to develop and might not be as firm. You might need more direct touch to your penis to get and keep an erection.
Various risk factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction, including certain medical treatments, such as prostate surgery or radiation treatment for cancer. Additionally, injuries can cause ED if they damage the nerves or arteries that control erections. Further, some medications, including antidepressants, antihistamines, and medications to treat high blood pressure, pain, or prostate conditions can cause ED.
Can You Prevent ED?
Although erectile dysfunction is common, not every man will experience this issue. So can you prevent ED? Here are some common sense steps to help ward off this issue:
- Walk every day
- Eat a healthy diet
- Monitor your vascular health
- Get in shape and stay in shape
- Strengthen your pelvic floor
- Stop smoking
- Reduce your alcohol consumption
- Get adequate, high-quality sleep
- Increase sexual frequency
- Take note of your mental health
How to Determine If You Are a Good Candidate for Focused Shockwave Therapy
This procedure works best for men with mild erectile dysfunction who are not responding to medications adequately, are not interested in taking medications, and are interested in trying regenerative therapy to reverse some of the causes of ED.
However, if you have a blood clotting disorder (including thrombosis) or if you are taking oral anticoagulants, shockwave therapy might not be for you. Additionally, if you have a Pacemaker fitted, speak with your physician before proceeding. It’s always important to disclose your medical history and any existing conditions or prior treatments.
Find Focused Shockwave Therapy in Gilbert, AZ
Are you looking for Focused Shockwave Therapy in Gilbert, AZ? We can help! Limitless TRT & Aesthetics, LLC is dedicated to improving men’s health. This clinic was founded by medical professionals with 15 years of experience in the men’s health field, and we are proud to offer a range of services to improve the lives of our patients.
Is Focused Shockwave Therapy right for your situation? We can help you determine that at your initial consultation. What we do know is that this technology has helped countless men, and it is worthy of your attention. Limitless is thrilled to be bringing this service to the men of the Phoenix area, and getting started is just a phone call away!