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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment – Linear Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy has been used for a number of years to treat a variety of conditions, however, it is a relatively new way of treating erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction affects 50% of men aged between 40 and 70, and by far the most common causes are vascular related.
In order to produce and maintain a strong erection, the blood vessels within the penis need to dilate. Any damage to these small blood vessels, as is commonly seen in peripheral vascular disease, will compromise your ability to produce and maintain an erection.
Linear shockwave therapy works by stimulating blood vessel development, helping to reverse the effects of ageing and vascular deterioration.
Here at The Birmingham Clinic, we work with Vigore, part of the Regenerative Medical Group Ltd, using a Renova shockwave therapy machine. Most of the published research demonstrating success in using shockwave therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction was conducted using a Renova machine.
According to the Vigore Protocol you will initially have a consultation with a doctor to establish your suitability for shockwave therapy. This is to establish the likely cause of the erectile dysfunction, and to ensure that shockwave therapy is an appropriate treatment approach.
Once your suitability has been confirmed you will be able to commence treatment. This consists of four 20-minute sessions, ideally on a weekly basis.
Research has shown that noticeable results can occur within six weeks of completing treatment, and that physiological changes can be expected to last for at least 12 months.*
*Results are not guaranteed as each individual’s response will be different.