Peyronie’s Disease is a condition that develops over time, and causes the curvature of the penis when erect. A layer of tissue under the skin forms knots of tissue that eventually creates a thick cord that pulls the penis into a curved position. Other symptoms include penile pain, diminished size, and lessened sexual performance. In the early stages, some men find PDE5 inhibitors like Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis to be effective. In severe cases, ED specialists may offer some surgical curved erection treatment options. These include a plication procedure, which removes abnormal scar tissue and plaque to straighten the penis, plaque incisions with skin graft insertions to correct the curvature of the penis, and plaque excisions and grafting to remove scar tissue and replace it with skin grafts.
The advent of acoustic wave therapy for ED has offered a possible alternative to drugs and surgery well worth considering for many patents, and especially those suffering from Peyronie’s Disease. Acoustic wave therapy has been used in orthopedics to help heal broken bones, injured ligaments, and injured tendons, speed up tissue repair, and stimulate cell growth. When applied to the treatment of erectile dysfunction, acoustic wave therapy stimulates the corpora cavernosa (the penile arteries) and associated nerve tissue.
A treatment plan of acoustic wave therapy for ED involves six sessions, spaced over two weeks, with three sessions a week, or three weeks, with two sessions a week. A session lasts about 20-25 minutes with blocks of 2000 pulses. An instrument applies soundwaves to stimulate a mechanical and chemical response in the body. Patients report increased sensitivity and firmer, longer lasting erections, with positive effects that can last up to two years.
While not yet approved by the FDA, the results for treating patients with ED suggest that acoustic wave therapy is a viable alternative to surgery and drugs, and may prove to be the most effective ED treatment for many men. Acoustic wave therapy has proven to be especially effective in the treatment of Peyronie’s Disease, and offer men suffering from a progressive or severe case of this condition an excellent alternative to invasive surgical procedures.
Shockwave therapy provides more than a short term effect, and a drug free alternative to Viagra and other potency drugs. By increasing nitric oxide, an effect similar to PDE-5 inhibitor is created., but acoustic wave therapy treats the cause instead of the symptom. Shockwave therapy stimulates the breaking up of plaque, the formation of new blood vessels, and nerve regeneration over time. These features make Shockwave therapy especially useful for men suffering from Peyronie’s Disease.
Some men experience a marked improvement after only one session, and, over the course of treatment, patients will begin to see the benefits.
If your ED problems are associated with Peyronie’s Disease, consult with erectile dysfunction specialists, discuss your treatment options, and take action.