Did you know that at least 1 in 4 men over 35 have issues with erectile dysfunction or ED? The occurrence is probably higher than that since many men are still embarrassed to share problems in the bedroom with their doctors.
Yet, despite there still being that level of reluctance to admit to the problem on the part of some men, ED really has come out of the shadows in recent years, thanks primarily to the introduction of Viagra, and other oral ED medications.
Viagra and similar ED medications, such as Levitra and Cialis, have helped hundreds of thousands of men with ED return to a happy and healthy love life. However, these medications are not indicated for all men, and like all medications, they do have their issues with side effects.
The limitations of ED medications, have prompted researchers to find drug-free, surgery free treatments for erectile dysfunction.
One such alternative treatment that has recently become available is “GAINSWave therapy.” The remarkable technique uses a device and a concept similar to a lithotripter, a medical device that uses pulsed sound waves to break up gallstones and kidney stones.
How Can GAINSWave Treat ED?
The official medical term for this treatment for erectile dysfunction is “extracorporeal shock wave therapy,” or ESWT. Basically, the technique uses mild acoustical waves to increase blood flow to the penis and rejuvenate erectile tissue, but there is nothing “shocking” about the procedure. The treatment is completely painless.
So how can a sound wave treat erectile dysfunction? Basically, the pulsating waves stimulate increased blood flow to the penis. Researchers who have studied the effects of ESWT on tissue believe it stimulates the growth of new blood vessels. Good blood flow is essential to normal erectile function.
In addition, GAINSWave for erectile dysfunction has been shown to stimulate the release of specific “growth factors” within the penis. The release of these growth factors may also improve your ability to achieve and maintain an erection.
Some researchers have also speculated that shock wave therapy may have the ability to “wake-up” dormant stem cells in the penis, which also leads to improved erectile function and enhanced tissue growth.
Pulsewave Therapy For ED has Been Clinically Proven
In clinical trials, pulsewave therapy for ED proved to be effective, even for men that did not respond well to other treatments. A recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, found that all of the men in the study treated with ESWT showed improved erectile function.
Perhaps more significantly, 30% of the men in the study, who were using Viagra or some other ED medication, achieved significant improvement and reported that they did not need to use their ED prescription for “several months” after the treatment.
A similar study, this one published in Therapeutic Advances in Urology, concluded “ESWT is a revolutionary treatment for ED, and probably possesses unprecedented qualities that can rehabilitate erectile tissue. The clinical improvement in erectile function together with the significant improvement in [blood flow] following ESWT confirm that ESWT has unique properties that may create a new standard of care for men with ED.”
The researchers in that study also pointed out that most other treatments for erectile dysfunction, such as oral ED medications, are “on-demand” therapies, where pulsewave therapy is one of the few ED treatments that actually addresses the root causes of the problem.
We have recently introduced GAINSWave therapy for ED at our HealthGAINS locations. Anecdotally speaking, my results echo those of these and other clinical studies. Men receiving the treatment are seeing remarkable results. This ED Treatment seems to work particularly well when we combine it with our trade-marked Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to treat ED, the Gains Enhancement®.
Of course, as with any medical procedure, your individual results of ESWT may vary, but we have seen many men achieve significant results with a single Pulsewave for erectile dysfunction treatments.