ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy)

What is shock wave?

Shock waves are sound waves with sole physical properties, which can be produced at diverse intensities, and have been used for medical purposes at length.

What is Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)?

In the 1980s, shock waves were initially used to break down kidney stones in medicine. The shock waves used for this intention are of high intensity and bear such a high energy that they can explode a marble. Afterwards, it was seen that the healing time of the tissues was quicker due to the shock waves, and shock waves of medium intensity were started to be used for the cure of diverse orthopedic illnesses.

With low-intensity shock waves, then again, a range of heart diseases and erectile dysfunction have been cured by stimulating the formation of new vessels (vascularization) in late years.

What are the effects of Shock Wave Therapy?

Shock Wave Therapy is a term for describing low-intensity shock wave treatment. This therapy routine has been used in orthopedics for years to cure broken bones faster, injured tendons, and injured ligaments. ESWT has also been used for accelerating the healing of scars. Targeted high-energy sound waves accelerate tissue regeneration and cell development.

What is the effect of Shock Wave Therapy on erectile dysfunction?

Erection happens when the porous tissues inside the penis are filled with blood. This means, erection depends on the healthy blood flow to the penile tissue. When an erection occurs, the role of the arteries is to expand and carry blood to the penis in a fast way, while the role of the veins is to avoid the discharge of blood that fills the penis by constricting. For advancing age, diabetes and high cholesterol levels, some disruptions occur in the structure of the blood vessels in the penis, just like the blood vessels in the heart.

Some medicines used for the cure of erectile dysfunction due to vascular troubles try to increase the blood flow to the penis. Even though these medicines are very efficient, the idea of having sex through medicine annoys many people.

Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a treatment that repairs the vessels and increases the blood flow so that it can correct the hardening problem everlastingly. As a result of micro-traumas in the penis due to shock waves, some substances are secreted from the cells and stimulate the formation of new vessels. So, new vessels that carry blood to the penis are formed, and the hardening performance is eternally increased.

What are the side effects of the Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)?

Shock Wave Therapy is a treatment with nearly no side effects in comparison with its helpfulness. From time to time, transitory marks may occur on the penile skin due to micro-traumas caused by shock waves. These marks disappear by themselves within a week.

How long does the Shock Wave Therapy take?

Shock Wave Therapy is applied in six sessions, each lasting 15 minutes. Two or three sessions are planned in a week. Altogether, the treatment takes 2-3 weeks. According to the result of the controls made one month after the completion of the treatment, a second course of treatment of six sessions may be applied.

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