Do you have erectile dysfunction related to inadequate blood supply? Conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol can affect your ability to achieve and sustain an erection. Penile Acoustic Wave Therapy is a cutting-edge treatment option that can enhance blood flow for long-lasting improvement in sexual function. The experts at Better Life Medical help revive your sex life and restore your confidence with penile shockwave therapy. To find out if acoustic wave therapy is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling the office in Knoxville, Tennessee, today or making an appointment online.

Penile Acoustic Wave Therapy Q & A

What is penile acoustic wave therapy?

Sometimes called low-intensity acoustic wave therapy, this innovative treatment improves blood flow when administered to organs such as the heart or kidneys. It is also an effective option for treating erectile dysfunction.

Erections occur when sexual stimulation triggers muscles in your penis to relax, allowing blood to flow into it. A primary cause of erectile dysfunction is inadequate blood flow to the penis. By improving blood flow, penile acoustic wave therapy offers a long-term solution to this type of erectile dysfunction.

How does penile acoustic wave therapy work?

Acoustic wave therapy applies weak but focused waves of acoustic energy to the penile tissue. These waves cause micro-injuries to your cells, stimulating a specific healing response called neovascularization, which involves the creation of new, healthy blood vessels. The result is not merely increased circulation, but an ongoing increase in blood supply to the penis.

Am I a candidate for penile acoustic wave therapy?

Your expert provider at Better Life Medical determines if you’re a candidate for penile acoustic wave therapy with a comprehensive consultation, including a full review of your symptoms and medical history, and physical exam.

If your provider determines that your symptoms are caused by a vascular problem, they may recommend penile shockwave therapy. For severe cases, your expert may recommend a combination of treatments to address your symptoms.

Conditions that may contribute to vascular erectile dysfunction include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Atherosclerosis (clogged blood vessels)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol

Metabolic syndrome, which affects blood pressure, cholesterol, and insulin function, is also associated with erectile dysfunction.

What should I expect during an acoustic wave procedure?

During your acoustic wave treatment, you lie down while your Better Life Medicalspecialist applies a probe coated in a wave-conducting gel to specific parts of your penis. Anesthesia isn’t necessary, but you may feel some mild tingling during the procedure. Most patients don’t find this sensation uncomfortable.

Treatments take about 20 minutes to complete, and you can return to normal activities right away. It may take up to six weeks for you to notice an improvement in your symptoms, but your results can last up to two years.

If you suffer from vascular erectile dysfunction, you have options. Schedule a consultation with a medical expert at Better Life Medical by calling the office today or making an appointment online.