Reproductive and sexual health in men are not discussed as often as it should be due to the stigma attached to it in society. However, with modern, high-functioning lifestyles and increasing stress levels, many men face mild to moderate issues when it comes to their reproductive health.
One of the most common issues that men face is erectile dysfunction or ED.
ED is the condition when a man is unable to attain or maintain an erection firm enough to have or complete satisfactory sexual intercourse.
While the condition can affect anyone at any age, it mostly affects men after the age of 40. The underlying reason for ED can be physical or psychological, meaning that there is no one solution to the problem.
Often ED appears as a result of other health issues like diabetes, hypertension, or heart diseases. Men also suffer from this condition due to long term psychological issues like depression, anxiety, or even increased stress levels.
There are different ways to treat ED. Our expert urologist recommends an erectile dysfunction treatment depending upon the root cause of the condition. However, there are a few specific erectile dysfunction treatments such as P-Shot and shockwave therapy that help alleviate the symptoms and improve reproductive health.
In this blog, we are going to discuss shockwave therapy and how it helps in the treatment of ED.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a proven method for erectile dysfunction treatment in Dubai. Our urologist directs the energy from acoustic waves to the patient’s penis to trigger a biological process called neovascularization, in which new blood vessels are formed on the exposed body part.
By exposing the patient to lower intensity acoustic waves, new blood vessels will form in the penis, increasing blood flow to the region.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Benefit Men With ED?
As discussed before, ED is a condition when a man is unable to maintain an erection. When a man is sexually stimulated, the arteries in his penis widen and blood flow to the region increases, leading to an erection.
The increased blood flow is what gives the penis the firmness required to maintain an erection. Men suffering from blood pressure issues and other physical conditions may have weaker erections or no erections due to reduced blood flow to the penis.
While there are several other treatments like pills, vacuum erection devices, and penile injections, these may not serve as a long term solution to the condition.
On the other hand, shockwave therapy targets the very mechanism of erection and corrects the root cause of the issue, allowing the patient to have natural erections in the long run.
What Is To Be Expected During The Procedure?
The shockwave therapy is normally administered by our urology specialist in Dubai after a thorough examination of the patient. During the procedure, a probe is applied to the patient’s penis, which is coated in a special gel.
Different areas of the penis are targeted during the procedure to encourage neovascularization. The treatment can last anywhere between 15 to 20 minutes. As the procedure is completely painless, there is no need for local or general anesthesia.
Many men have found visible results in their erections after several sessions of this erectile dysfunction treatment. Men with severe cases of ED may require additional medication, along with therapy for better results.
If you are concerned about your reproductive health and suffer from ED symptoms, consult with our urology specialist today.