Erectile Dysfunction Shock Wave Therapy
A new hope for men who suffer from ED

 
 

Low Intensity Shock Wave Therapy (EDSWT) was officially accepted by the European Association of Urology (EAU) as
First Line Therapy of Erectile Dysfunction in the EAu 2013 guidelines on Male Sexual Dysfunction.

This was based on clinical trials using the Medispec ED1000.

 

The ED1000 can also be used to treat a wide range of orthopaedic problems, including arthritis, bursitis and tendonosis. Click here to read more.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse.
So the penis can't get hard or doesn't stay hard. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very common problem.

About 40% of men over the age of 40 experience ED to some extent and it increases by 10% for every decade after that. (eg. 50% of men are affected after 50 years of age, 60% above 60% etc) 5% of men over the age over 40 have severe ED (no erections at all) and this increases to 15% at age 70. Two-thirds of diabetics have ED.

The small blood vessels supplying the penis get damaged and constricted with age and is the leading cause of ED.
Low wave shock energy is a non-invasive, non-drug treatment which aims to improve blood flow and treat the root cause of the problem, restoring penile function and sexual spontaneity. 

Is it Effective?

Clinical studies have shown the treatment improves the quality of erections in three out of four patients with vasculogenic ED or diabetes. In one study, 77% of men with early ED (who were responding to medication) were cured, achieving spontaneous erections and intercourse.

In another study, 70% of men with severe ED (who were not responding to 5-phosphodiesterase inhibitors) responded to medication after the treatment, returning to a healthy sex life.

Is it Lasting?

Results are maintained for up to 2 years, after which a re-treatment will boost performance.

Are There Side-Effects?

There are no documented side effects, and few disadvantages has led shock wave therapy to be the first line of ED treatment in Europe. Other ED treatments include the use of drugs, penile implants, and pumps, which all have downsides. Pills (5-phosphodiesterase inhibitors) can commonly cause headaches, flushes, and more, and eventually stop working after a period of time especially in diabetics. Penile implants, pumps and penile injections all lack spontaneity and are cumbersome.

A full medical history will be taken, including medications and treatments tried.

How Many Treatments?

There are a few protocols that have been successful. One is twice weekly treatments for 3 weeks, followed by a 3 week break and then another 3 weeks. A total of 12 treatments give optimal results. Another is twice weekly for 6 weeks, with no breaks.

How Long is a Treatment?

It takes about 20 mins and there is no down time.

* Denotes Mid-treatment evaluation

What is the Cost?

Each treatment costs $300. Dr Hermes is currently doing a trial on patients who have found 5-phosphodiesterases (Cialis/ Viagra) effective but would like to achieve peak sexual performance without drugs. By filling in 4 short questionnaires over a 6 month period, Dr Hermes is offering a discount of $1200 (all names confidential). There are limited places so please email contact@drserene.com if you are interested.

Shock Wave Theory of Operation

Shockwaves have been successfully used around the world since 2005 to treat reversible ischemic tissues by inducing neovascularisation and developing new collaterals. This improves the volume of blood flow into the tissue.

Previous clinical applications of Shockwave Therapy include:

  • Orthopedics
  • Cardiology
  • Wound Healing
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Neurology

The same modality is used for treatments for vascular-based Erectile Dysfunction problems. The aim of vasculogenic ED treatment is to restore blood flow to the penile region. 

Drugs like Viagra cause the blood vessels to expand but as it is not targeted, side effects like a throbbing headache and facial flushing occur when blood vessels are affected in other parts of the body. The results are short lived and rarely, priapism can result.

Shock wave therapy restores blood flow by stimulating the body to increase the number of blood vessels (denser), develop collaterals (branches into areas that didn't have blood flow) as well as heal damaged capillaries.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy:

  • Proven clinical results
  • Patented & exclusive technology
  • Long-term effect
  • Based on angiogenesis – triggers the body’s natural repair mechanism
  • Pain free, short treatments with no reported side-effects

Capillary Density

Collateral Development

Further Reading:

Phone: 9385 3338
Email: contact@drserene.com
Address: 20 Avion Way, Claremont WA 6010

 

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