Shock Wave or Acoustic Wave Therapy Specialist
If you suffer from erectile dysfunction and want to avoid needles and expensive medications, shockwave therapy is a great alternative you. Apex Health Clinic uses innovative shockwave therapy to treat men Houston, TX who suffer from erectile dysfunction. To learn more and find out if shockwave therapy can improve your sexual function, call Apex Health Center or book an appointment online today.
Shock Wave or Acoustic Wave Therapy Q & A
What is shockwave therapy?
As you get older, your blood vessels begin to get smaller and weaken, becoming susceptible to plaque buildup. Shockwave therapy restores blood flow that is necessary to achieve and maintain an erection and also repairs the penile tissue damage.
For years the standard treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) was sildenafil or another vasodilator. Pills like these can be expensive and only address the symptoms of ED, rather than the underlying cause. They also don’t always work for everyone.
For men who rely on pills to get an erection but don’t always have consistent success, Shockwave therapy can also improve the effects of vasodilation medications.
Is shockwave therapy painful?
Not in the slightest. The pulses emitted by the shockwave probe are comparable to what you feel when you put your hand on top of a speaker when it is playing music. Some men report a tingling sensation, but it’s mild, gentle, and they haven’t reported any pain.
How does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave therapy, also known as acoustic wave therapy (AWT), produces low-intensity energy waves to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels in your penis. The new vessels increase blood flow and improve erections. The therapy also addresses the leading cause of erections by breaking up the plaque in your veins and arteries.
To perform the shockwave treatment, your Apex Health Center provider coats your penis with a cooling gel, and then guides a wand-like probe along the shaft and over the penis. The probe sends acoustic waves that spread throughout your penis.
The procedure is quick, discreet and painless. The entire visit takes less than 30 minutes, does not require any type of sedation or downtime, and their have not been any reports of negative side effects.
How soon can I expect results from shockwave therapy?
In most cases, patients have been able to achieve a satisfactory erection on the same day as their shockwave therapy. On average, most men see noticeable results about two weeks after their procedure.
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