Linear Shockwave Treatment
Linear shockwave treatment for erectile dysfunction is a painless, drug free treatment for erectile dysfunction.
“The use of low intensity acoustic sound waves encourages the production of new blood vessels in a process known as vascularisation”
Research has shown that vascular disease is the number one reason for men over 45 years of age suffering with symptoms of erectile dysfunction, (ED).
It is for this reason that ED is strongly linked to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes.
The use of low intensity acoustic sound waves encourages the production of new blood vessels in a process known as vascularisation. Research has shown that improvements are felt within six weeks of the final treatment, with 70% of men complaining with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction reporting that they were able to stop taking medication such as Viagra.
The use of shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction is relatively new, however, the procedure has been used for a number of years for other conditions such as kidney stones and musculoskeletal conditions such as plantar fasciitis.
The Vigore protocol uses a Renova machine, which has been used in many of the reported research papers.
The key to assessing whether or not shockwave therapy is appropriate in your case lies with understanding the underlying cause. At The Birmingham Clinic we are eager to ensure that every effort is made to determine that each patient choosing shockwave treatment has a good chance of experiencing a positive outcome. We achieve this by screening patients prior to commencing treatment, and through questionnaires following treatment to evaluate success rates.
The international index for erectile function, IIEF, consists of 15 questions that help in determining the degree of erectile dysfunction.
You can complete a Vigore IIEF Pre-Treatment Questionnaire here:Pre-Treatment Questionnaire