Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Options

ED Medications

Prior to the twentieth century, there were few truly effective impotence treatments. Traditional medicines such as ginseng and yohimbe, while effective in some cases and still recommended today, remained of limited use and were still ineffective for many. The advent of new ED medications, such as PDE-5 inhibitors like Vardenafil (Viagra), Sildenafil (Levitra), and Tadalafil (Cialis) have become the first-line ED treatment since their introduction onto the market, and have revolutionized Ed treatment. Alprostadil is grouped in a class of medications called vasodilators, and is also used for treating erectile dysfunction. Alprostadil works by relaxing the muscles and blood vessels in the penis. And can be applied topically or via injections and suppositories. Alprostadil is also sometimes used in combination with other tests to diagnose erectile dysfunction.

ED Surgery

Surgical can also be employed to resolve ED problems and can include penile implant surgery, bilateral nerve-sparing surgery, and unilateral nerve-sparing surgery. Venous leak conditions that cause ED also require surgery, and employ venous constriction devices to improve the trapping of blood to the penis and to improve a man’s ability to have and maintain an erection.

Acoustic Wave Therapy for ED: A Promising Non-Drug ED treatment

Shockwave, and other companies such as GAINSwave, have introduced a relatively new innovation for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Known as acoustic wave therapy for ED, this technique may well prove to be the most effective ED treatment for many men, including those with neurological complications, diabetes, Peyronie's disease, and more.

Acoustic wave therapy for ED treats more than ED symptoms, and may prove especially beneficial for those suffering from nerve problems and Peyronie’s disease, because sound wave technology induces what is known as neo vascularization and nerve regeneration. Over time, damaged blood vessels and nerves can be renewed or replaced in the course of therapy. Once Shockwave’s acoustic wave therapy for ED is completed, a patient experiences stimulated healthy tissue growth, increased blood flow, and greater sensitivity and performance.

For men seeking an alternative to surgery, or Viagra and other potency drugs, Shockwave therapy provides an important option with more than short term results. Acoustic wave therapy for ED typically includes a program of 6 sessions, one every other day for two weeks, or twice a week for three weeks.

While not currently approved by the FDA, most patients using Shockwave report longer lasting erections and improved sexual function, and the effect of the treatment can sometimes last up to two years.

If you are suffering from ED, consult with a specialist to discuss the range of available treatment options, and make sure they offer acoustic wave therapy for ED.


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