What is focused shock wave treatment?
In male medicine, focused shock wave therapy is used for its beneficial effects on blood circulation and penile vascular structures, and is now considered a breakthrough in the treatment of various male sexual dysfunctions.
Multiple scientific studies have demonstrated the benefits of using low-energy shock waves in patients with sexual dysfunction, and this therapy is currently included among the therapeutic options for erectile dysfunction in the European Association of Urology Guidelines on Male Sexual Dysfunction (Guidelines on Male Sexual Dysfunction).
What are the benefits of shock waves for sexual dysfunction?
According to scientific studies, the beneficial effects of shock wave therapy on penile structures are:
- Improve blood circulation.
- They favor the formation of new blood vessels (Neovascularization).
- They enhance stem cell formation and the release of vascular growth factors.
- Regenerative effect on the endothelium of blood vessels.
All these benefits produce significant improvement in blood circulation and penile rigidity in patients with erectile dysfunction.
In other sexual dysfunctions such as penile incurvation (Peyronie's disease) shock waves are used to attenuate fibrosis plaques and improve erectile function.
How is the procedure performed?
The treatment consists of the focused application of low intensity electroacoustic waves on the penile shaft, usually in several sessions depending on the degree of sexual dysfunction and the previous clinical conditions of each patient.
After initiating the treatment, the shock waves will produce their beneficial effects in a progressive manner over time, with improvement in erectile function and penile rigidity.
It should be noted that this is a non-invasive treatment, which is performed on an outpatient basis and has no side effects.
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