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New Treatment for ED
Shockwave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse. Its causes include diabetes, heart disease, any chronic illness, psychological illness etc. The drug treatments available for this are not very effective.
Low intensity shockwave therapy is a new mode of treatment that has recently been developed to treat erectile dysfunction. Studies done in Israel have shown its benefit and it is being used in USA and Europe.
The treatment involves pulsed sound waves being applied to the penile area. This improves blood flow in the penis by promoting new blood vessel formation. It is therefore mainly beneficial in conditions like diabetes, where erectile dysfunction is caused by blood vessel narrowing.
Four to twelve sessions (depending on the type of machine used) are given over a period of several weeks. The treatment is completely noninvasive and can be done on an outpatient setting.
This novel therapy is soon going to be available at Dr. Dhirs Alpha One Andrology Centre, New Delhi