Living with erectile dysfunction can make a huge impact on your quality of life – in fact, for some men, ED can be a huge source of low self-esteem and self-confidence. Fortunately, several treatment options are available to help men achieve greater sexual performance and satisfaction. At Tru-Male Medical in Oak Brook, IL we can tell you that one of the most beneficial and effective treatments is GAINSWave, a special type of shockwave therapy helping hundreds of men across the country.
Does GAINSWave Increase Size?
Yes and no. To be perfectly honest, the penis size you gain through puberty is the penis size you have for life. That said, this shockwave therapy may create the appearance of a longer, larger, or girthier penis due to how the treatment helps restore blood flow to the penis, which in turn allows all penile tissues to stretch to their fullest capacity. In other words, this treatment is so restorative that men can optically increase penis size and get the most potential out of the body they were born with.
What About Girth?
The same can be said for girth. While treatments like the P-shot may be able to help enhance the girth of the penis by up to 20%, shockwave therapy can also help enhance the girth of the penis by increasing the flow of blood to the penis shaft. Although the penis is not actually gaining new tissue, there is more fullness and length to the penis that many men find pleasing.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Does This Treatment Work?
GAINSWave is a shockwave therapy, which means the treatment system utilizes the power of acoustic sound waves to deliver treatment. The core principle of this treatment is the ability to break up any scar tissue or plaque in the veins that interfere with normal blood flow function. The shockwave exposure breaks up any issues that are causing blockages that make it more difficult to sustain long-lasting erections.
Importantly, this treatment also encourages the growth of new tissues, including new veins. To form an erection, the amount of blood flow in the penis must be unrestrained, so the ability to build new tissues while breaking damaged tissues down is essential to reforming your sexual ability and performance. Overall, your treatment appointments will generally last between 20 and 30 minutes and will not be invasive in any way.
2. What Else Can This Treat?
The main purpose of this treatment is to reduce the signs of erectile dysfunction, superficially the symptoms that are related to ineffectual blood flow to the penis. ED is a pervasive male sexual disorder that makes it difficult for men to have satisfactory erections or orgasms. The main symptoms of ED include:
- Inability to get or maintain an erection
- Premature ejaculation
- Poor sexual stamina and performance
- Reduced libido
- Soft erections
Sometimes, the symptoms of ED can even be psychological, such as having performance anxiety or avoiding sexual activity. In addition to ED, this shockwave therapy can also treat Peyronie’s Disease, another sexual dysfunction that interferes with a man’s ability to form or sustain an erection. Some men with Peyronie’s disease also experience pain during intercourse or while having an erection.
3. What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Scientifically, the main cause of ED is poor blood flow to the penis. Sometimes poor blood flow is caused by plaque building up in the arteries and vessels that are blocking the amount of blood that can travel to the penis.
Other times, ED is caused by psychological factors, such as depression or poor intimate communication between partners.
Physical and Medical Causes
There are quite a few medical causes that are related to ED. For example, some vascular diseases make it much more likely to have ED, such as high blood pressure, low testosterone, heart disease, clogged arteries, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity.
Physical causes may also include lifestyle choices, such as smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol in excess, as both of these substances interfere with normal blood flow patterns.
It’s sometimes the case that certain psychotropic medications cause ED due to the way the medication interferes with some normal neurotransmitter and metabolic processes. Psychological causes may also be related to certain disorders, including depression and anxiety. It’s also true that the psychological cause of ED can be pressure placed on sexual performance, which causes additional anxiety.
To be sure, ED is often caused by multiple factors, both physical and psychological. If you aren’t sure about the cause of your ED, a medical examination may be able to pinpoint the cause so you can make certain lifestyle choices in addition to using shockwave therapy.
4. What Causes Peyronie’s Disease?
Peyronie’s disease is a subset of ED that is caused by scar tissue on or in the penis and which causes the penis to curve upward when erect. With Peyronie’s disease, the state of the blood vessels is fine, but the penis tissues are damaged enough that they constrict the blood vessels in the penis and interfere with the ability to sustain an erection. Sometimes, the scar tissue on the penis is tight enough that it causes pain while having an erection.
But how does the scar tissue form? There are a few ways that scar tissue can form on the penis, such as by sports injury or injury during sex. Oftentimes, injuries to the penis are not noticeable until Peyronie’s disease sets in. However, any impact that is hard enough to bruise the penis has the ability to create constricting scar tissue.
5. What Are the Main Benefits of GAINSWave?
There are several benefits of shockwave therapy. For example, this treatment is not surgical or invasive, which means it’s not painful and will not require a large recovery period. What this means for you is that you can return to your normal life painlessly after your treatment. Other benefits of shockwave therapy include:
Decreased Refractory Period
A big benefit of this treatment is the reduced recovery time between erections. Many men can experience several erections in succession when this treatment is successful because the tissues and vessels of the penis are restored to a more youthful state. A shorter refractory period often means more sexual satisfaction and better sexual performance.
Unlike some treatments, such as Viagra, you will not have to plan your sexual encounters – you can go back to having sexual activity spontaneously. In other words, this treatment enables you to resume your normal rate of sexual activity without any restrictions. This is because shockwave therapy is primarily a restorative treatment, and when your penis tissues are restored, you can go back to having spontaneous erections.
Improved Sexual Performance
Much of a man’s sexual performance lies in the ability to have and sustain an erection. This treatment enables men to form firm erections that last for a much longer period of time, which enhances overall sexual performance. The fact that these erections can be spontaneous and happen closely together are other keys to better sexual performance.
Better Sexual Confidence
When your sexual performance improves, you are more likely to have better confidence in your sexual abilities, and that can make you much happier. Improving your sexual confidence is key to improving your self-confidence, and that might be the most important benefit of this treatment.
6. Will You Need a Consultation?
Yes. Although this treatment is non-invasive and does not require any surgery, you will still need to attend a consultation before your first appointment. During your consultation, we will talk about your ED symptoms, any pain you have associated with erections, and details about your current sex life and sexual interest. These pieces of information will make it easier for us to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
7. Do You Need to Prepare for Treatment?
Other than arriving at your appointment with freshly cleansed skin, there isn’t much you will need to do to prepare for your shockwave therapy. One of the first steps of your treatment will be to apply a topical numbing cream so you are comfortable during your treatment, but this will be done in the clinic.
8. What Should You Do After Treatment?
You will not need to do anything after your shockwave therapy. Most men return to their normal daily activities, including regular exercise, work, and errands.
9. How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Depending on the severity of your ED symptoms, you will likely need between six and 12 treatments to achieve your desired results. The reason you will require so many treatments is that it takes time to undo the damage of scar tissue and blocked vessels, and it also takes time for your body to build healthier tissue.
10. How Soon Can You See Results?
Many men will not start to see results until after several treatments, which can mean you may not see the results of this treatment until after two or three months. How quickly you can see results will depend on your general health, the severity of your symptoms, and how well you are responding to the treatment.
11. How Long Do Results Last?
The results of this treatment last much longer than other ED treatments. Most men can expect to enjoy the results of shockwave therapy for up to three years at a time. Ultimately, this means that acoustic wave therapy is the most effective and efficient ED treatment currently available.
Naturally, you should schedule your follow up treatments when you begin to notice the quality of your erections is beginning to flag. For many men, this means scheduling additional shockwave treatments about three years after their last appointment.
12. Are Results Better When You Combine Treatments?
Yes. You can enhance your results and make them better when you combine other treatments. For shockwave therapy, one of the best treatments is the P-shot, which also helps restore tissues in the penis to increase libido and sexual performance. If you are interested in combining this treatment with other male enhancement treatments or even hormone therapy, please let us know during your consultation.
13. Who Are the Best Candidates?
The best candidates for this treatment are men with ED who are in generally good health. This means that you do not have active heart disease or issues with your blood pressure. Some men may need to be examined by a physician before seeking this treatment to determine eligibility.
Regain Your Sexual Confidence With GAINSWave
Erectile dysfunction doesn’t have to rule over your life. If you want to restore your sexual health and sexual confidence, then GAINSWave shockwave treatments might be the ideal option for you. Please contact Tru-Male Medical in Oak Brook, IL to schedule your initial appointment today.