What does shockwave do for erectile dysfunction (ED) patients?
Shockwave Therapy for ED involves passing painless, short, intense focused waves into the affected tissues. These waves increase blood flow, stimulate repair and tissue regeneration.
The energy from these shockwaves puts the body’s cells into repair mode and restarts or amplifies its own healing process. It stimulates repair and regeneration within the tissue hence it is commonly described in regenerative medicine terms.
Repairs: Shockwave therapy promotes the formation of new blood vessels (we call that angiogenesis), the new blood vessels promote the amount of blood flow to the area and thus contributing to an improvement of ED symptoms.
Regenerates: Many patients suffer from ED because the smooth muscle in their penile arteries has been damaged. Shockwave therapy has been shown to induce the body’s soft tissue repair processes. Therefore helping repair the smooth muscle in the penis and thus improve function.
Treatment with Shockwave Therapy can lead to a significant improvement of the IIEF (International Index of Erectile Function) which lasts at least 3-12 months and alongside some lifestyle changes patients can get great results.