Shockwaves as a treatment for erectile dysfunction

Written by: Dr. Josep Ricard Recasens Guinjuan
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Sexual impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection and / or dissatisfaction with the size, rigidity and duration of erections.

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Causes of erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction has many causes, among which vascular pathology. This condition is causing the blockage of the arteries that carry blood to the corpora cavernosa of the penis. They are seeking a large extent, the erection of the member.

High blood pressure (hypertension), excess cholesterol or diabetes are some of the causes of vascular dysfunction and therefore influence the pathogenesis of erectile dysfunction.


Treatments for erectile dysfunction

Since the approval of sildenafil in 1998 until today, there have been multiple molecules for the treatment of ED. Among them, as discussed specialists Urology , topical treatments or injectable treatments are included.

Currently, the use of shock waves of low intensity is a technological advance art in the treatment of erectile dysfunction vascular cause.


Shockwaves: treatment for erectile dysfunction

Shock waves are ultrasound applied in low or high frequency having an effect in the tissue where applied. They are used for more than three decades ago due to fragmentation of urethral and kidney stones. Also for the treatment of pain in multiple trauma or processes, very novel way to treat erectile dysfunction, with an efficiency of 70-80%.

The shock waves of low intensity entail:

  • Improvement and stimulation of blood circulation
  • Increased formation of new vessels
  • Induce muscle relaxation
  • Eliminate sore spots

These processes stimulate and help create a satisfactory erection by patients.

Shock waves do not cause side effects in the penis. They not involve pain and therefore is a completely innocuous advantages are obtained only treatment.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Josep Ricard Recasens Guinjuan

Specialist in Urology, Dr. Recasens Guinjuan is Chief of Urology at the Hospital Santa Maria de Lleida, as well as director and coordinator of Urologic Services Gabinet Urologic Lleida. He has published extensively in national and international medical journals. He is a member of several medical associations. He specializes in LaparoscopiaUrológica Surgery from the Spanish Association of Urology.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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