Shockwave Therapy for ED in Calgary
Erectile dysfunction is usually the result of poor circulation to the penis. The low-intensity waves applied by shockwave therapy are believed to stimulate the repair of aged blood vessels, stimulate growth of new blood vessels, and stimulate the removal of micro-plaque.
ED Shockwave Therapy treats the cause of erectile dysfunction, and not just its symptoms.
Shockwave therapy has been successfully tested and regularly used in various areas of medicine including Orthopedics, Aesthetic Medicine, and Sports Medicine. There are numerous scientific studies that show shockwave therapy can potentially improve local revascularization (regeneration of blood vessels and enhanced blood flow) on a variety of body parts, including the penis.
How it works
The aim of ED shockwave therapy (EDSWT) is to trigger regeneration of blood vessels in the penile shaft to support stronger, longer, and more satisfying erection. EDSWT is currently considered an investigational treatment modality for ED according to the 2018 erectile dysfunction guideline by the American Urological Association.
Inside the penis is an area called the corpora cavernosa, containing two arteries. An erection occurs when they are filled with blood that’s held in place until ejaculation or orgasm is achieved.
When there is insufficient blood flow, the penis remains flaccid. EDSWT directs energy waves, (extra corporeal shockwaves are the clinical term) with the goal to improve blood flow to the penis.
The successful use of extra corporeal shockwaves is highly documented in many fields of healthcare, including physiotherapy, urology and pain management.
The waves are targeted to the area of the body where blood flow has been constrained. The procedure is safe for men with heart disease, unlike some erectile dysfunction medications.
for immediate results
Erectile Dysfunction Shockwave Therapy (EDSWT) is generally a painless treatment that can potentially help men regain sexual desire and satisfaction.
EDSWT could be a viable option for you if:
- You want to be less dependent on taking medications to have sex.
- You have experienced undesirable side effects of drugs or other treatments.
- You have not achieved satisfactory results with other ED treatments.
- You have health conditions that limit your options for treatment.
- You wish to have harder, longer lasting erections.
The energy pulses in EDSWT are similar to sound waves. There’s usually no discomfort during or after the procedure.
Benefits of EDSWT include:
- Generally painless and low risk treatment
- No known extra major risk to men with complicated health conditions
- No recovery period
Conditions Treated With EDSWT In Calgary
Calgary ED Shockwave FAQ
Premature ejaculation treatment explained by Dr. Pollock
01 - Process
In a private treatment room the shockwave wand is moved over the base and shaft of the penis, focusing energy waves on the arteries in the corpora cavernosa - the chambers in the penis that swell with blood to create an erection.
02 - Duration
03 - Sensation
04 - Downtime
There is no downtime or recovery period and you can return to sexual activity immediately. Full results typically occur after several weeks of treatment.
05 - Side Effects
Shockwave therapy helps improve the volume of blood flow into tissue with the goals of helping you achieve harder, longer-lasting erections.
Patients generally see results in several weeks and can retain those benefits for up to one year.
Shockwave therapy is an option that treats a physiological cause and requires no planning, pills, surgery, implants, and is non-invasive. Men who were forced to rely on PDE inhibitors can once again naturally and spontaneously respond to arousal. For those who cannot use medications, EDSWT opens a new path for regaining sexual wellness.
The ultimate goal of shockwave is to help you restore intimacy with your partner.
*Results may vary.