The U.S. has 30 million men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, and although the condition is very common, it is not caused by simple aging. Often, it is due to impaired blood flow to the penis. Tru-Male Medical Men’s Health and Wellness Center in Oak Brook, IL, offers GAINSWave, a revolutionary therapy for improving sexual health. In addition to stimulating blood flow to the penis, this therapy also breaks up micro plaques and rejuvenates tissue.
How Does GAINSWave Work?
ED treatment usually involves oral medications that temporarily make erections easier but gradually wear off. The following side effects may also occur as a result of taking these medications:
- Hot flashes
- Sudden drops in blood pressure
Each time the medication is taken, these effects can be experienced repeatedly, reducing the pleasure of intercourse. This treatment, however, is not a biological medication, but rather a high-tech solution. It bypasses the pathology that causes ED in order to restore the physical ability to have an erection. By addressing the root causes of ED rather than simply masking symptoms, GAINSWave helps improve long-term health.
How It Works
GAINSWave uses something called extracorporeal shock wave therapy. Even though you may be scared at the thought of shock waves being sent through a sensitive part of your body, the waves are acoustic and neither painful nor harmful. The treatment makes use of low-intensity, high-frequency vibrations emitted by sound waves to open up existing blood vessels, stimulate the growth of new vessels, and eliminate micro plaques that are blocking blood flow.
Combined, these effects enhance blood flow, resulting in harder, longer-lasting erections. The flow of blood to the penis tends to decline with age. Micro plaques can also build up, causing lumps, bumps, and even a drop in size. Veins become thinner and sensitivity decreases as well. It is possible to rejuvenate aging tissues and reverse these effects with this treatment – a treatment that is completely painless.
Is There Proven Science Behind All This?
Yes, in a word, and research backs up this assertion. In Europe, GAINSWave has been used successfully for more than 15 years to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).
In one study of European participants, 40 men with vascular ED received shock wave therapy treatment once every four weeks, while a similar number of men took a placebo. Tests were conducted after three and six months. As compared to the control group, men receiving shock wave therapy had a significant improvement in ED.
More Supporting Studies
In a second study, 20 patients who were suffering from ED for longer than two years were examined for the effects of shock wave therapy. They each received 12 treatments lasting 20 minutes each. Around 80% of the men experienced improvements in their erections. GAINSWave, according to the researchers, is safe and effective for patients who have unsuccessfully responded to other treatments, including medication for ED.
An additional study tested the safety and efficacy of GAINSWave on 31 patients with moderate to severe ED over a four-week period. Both clinically and physiologically, the results showed that shock wave therapy improved erectile function. In addition, researchers noted the treatment is easily administered without causing any side effects.
What to Expect From Treatment
The process requires only six to twelve 20-minute sessions, and you won’t have to worry about hospital stays or lengthy recovery periods. You can go back to your normal daily routine immediately after your sessions. The treatment will not negatively interact with any of your current medications. Most men report stronger and harder erections with shock wave therapy, with a success rate near 75%. Some report an increase in size as well.
From patient to patient, the amount of time this treatment needs to work will vary. While some men see improvements after just one session, others may require more than one before they notice a change. Medical history, age, and the severity of ED are all factors that impact the time it takes for treatment to work. After your initial treatment plan is complete, we can provide maintenance sessions if necessary to maintain your results.
Am I a Candidate?
An in-depth consultation will be conducted before we begin treatment. We will talk about your sexual health – especially any concerns you mention. If shock wave therapy fits your goals, we can help you decide.
You can rest assured we will take our time during this process, to ensure this is the right treatment for you and is likely to be effective. We will inquire about your current and past medical issues, medications and supplements you are taking, as well as previous attempts at treating ED. A special emphasis will be placed on heart-related issues such as high cholesterol or low blood pressure. This treatment will also be discussed with your primary care physician if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Men wonder why they haven’t heard of shock wave therapy before. In spite of the fact that it is quickly spreading, this treatment is still fairly new to the U.S. market. While shock wave therapy is a relatively young intervention, it has already been featured in some popular media outlets like Fox News and Men’s Health Magazine.
It is also common for us to be asked whether this is a safe treatment, and we’re glad to say that it is. In fact, it is the most reliable ED treatment available, with the safest track record. Since it is non-invasive, drug-free, and painless (as stated earlier), it is a good choice for nearly everyone. Likewise, you’ll only need to follow a short list of aftercare steps. For example, we recommend that our patients rest the treated area for 24 hours after the treatment: and that’s about it!
What Are Results Like?
The results of the treatment can include improved erections, more satisfying sex, shorter refractory periods, as well as an increase in spontaneous erections. Other benefits include:
- Enhanced penis sensitivity
- Improved stamina during erections
- Better orgasms
Is Treatment Embarrassing?
Absolutely not. This treatment has helped countless men suffering from ED and the relief we provide is empowering rather than embarrassing. Our staff is both professional and discreet, so patients can feel at ease throughout their treatment.
We use protocols that address the underlying causes of declining sexual performance because we know that improved sexual function is important to many men. Our patients consistently leave our office with improved erectile function and improved sexual satisfaction.
Is This Technology Used to Treat Other Conditions?
Medicine has been using shockwave therapy for many years. Pulsating sound waves are used to harness the body’s natural healing abilities, from treating muscle pain to breaking up kidney stones.
The human body can have plaques throughout all the blood vessels, not just those in the penis. Sound waves help break up these plaques and stimulate the growth of stem cells. Because of these effects, shockwave therapy is regularly used to successfully treat conditions such as bursitis, heel spurs, tennis elbow, and patellar tendonitis, among other issues.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment?
In addition to reducing ED symptoms, GAINSWave therapy has a number of other benefits. If you have erectile dysfunction, you may feel like you are being held back from living life fully. This treatment can allow you to enjoy your sex life again.
Furthermore, this treatment improves erection quality by ensuring steady blood flow. Blood can travel unimpeded to your penis without encountering any blockages. By breaking down micro-plaques, this treatment improves both the quality and duration of your erections.
You can also look forward to:
The ability to gain and hold an erection is important to the self-esteem and confidence of many men. This treatment can boost your confidence and restore self-esteem by addressing the root causes of ED. Instead of being dependent on the timing of pills, and then dealing with all the side effects that come with them, you can feel free to simply engage in sex when the moment is right.
Shorter Refractory Periods
The refractory period is the period between erections. In older men, the ability to rapidly regain an erection deteriorates due to reduced blood flow. This treatment can help you regain an erection more quickly and restore your interest in sex.
Get at the Root Cause of ED
Shock wave therapy treatments are safe, simple, and effective. The root cause of your ED will be treated instead of just masking the symptoms, so you won’t have costly prescriptions to refill or pills to take or side effects to deal with. With regular follow-up sessions, results can be maintained for years. To learn more or get started, contact us at Tru-Male Medical Men’s Health and Wellness Center in Oak Brook, IL today.