Erectile Dysfunction Shockwave Treatment
Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy for ED (Erectile Dysfunction)(LiSWT)
Shockwave therapy is an innovative medical technique, which uses acoustic waves for triggering a process called neovascularization in certain parts of the body. New vessels are formed as a result of neovascularization which improves the blood flow to the region subjected to the shockwave therapy.
This therapy technique has been in use for treating kidney stones and people with fractures and joint inflammation. However, research studies confirm that low-intensity shockwaves can actually help improve the condition of people suffering from erectile dysfunction.
Treating Erectile Dysfunction
Dr Shawket Alkhayal, a pioneer in the field of andrology in Dubai confirms that shockwave treatment is a highly beneficial alternative to conventional ED treatment techniques available in Dubai.
During the neurovascularization procedure triggered by low-intensity shockwaves, new blood vessels form in the penis. Blood flow is critical to a man’s penile erection. When a man is sexually excited/ stimulated, the arteries in the penis widen, causing the penis to fill with blood. This blood-filled penis provides the firmness needed for vaginal penetration during intercourse.
By effectively treating issues related to reduced blood flow to the penis through shockwave therapy, the patient gets immediate relief from erectile dysfunction. As the shockwave treatment targets the erectile mechanism, this treatment technique can bring great improvement in men suffering from erectile dysfunction.
Shockwave Treatment Procedure
The procedure for low-intensity shockwave treatment for treating erectile dysfunction is as follows -
- A clinician applies a probe to the penis, coated with a special gel
- This probe targets different areas of the penis
- The therapy session lasts for 15 to 20 minutes
- No anaesthesia is administered as it is a low invasive and painless procedure
Clinical trials conducted for shockwave therapy showed positive results as the procedure was well received by most patients. However, men with severe cases of ED might require oral medication or other methods for full recovery.