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Low-intensity shockwave therapy has recently gained popularity as a treatment option for erectile dysfunction (ED) due to its positive reputation for being both safe and effective. It is not always possible to completely cure erectile dysfunction due to the wide variety of causes. Shockwave therapy is effective for patients who are younger or who have just received their diagnosis. When compared to other treatments, LI-ESWT (low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy) has the distinct advantage of restoring the erectile mechanism and thereby allowing for natural and spontaneous erections. Understand first
what is li-eswt and how does it work!

How the Long Infrared Extremely Short Wavelength Telescope (LI-ESWT) Works

There is no evidence to suggest that low-intensity shock waves pose any sort of danger or risk. Clinical studies with a double-blind design show that LI-ESWT treatments significantly enhance penile hemodynamics in men with vasculogenic ED. [1] Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be caused or exacerbated by a variety of medical conditions and illnesses.

  • Blocked arteries
  • Too much cholesterol in the body
  • Obesity
  • Increased risk of health complications due to hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive weight and obesity
  • Side effects and drug interactions

In addition, there are a wide range of other injuries and illnesses

Since some men with vasculogenic erectile dysfunction are completely unable to get an erection, while others only get them rarely and have trouble keeping them up, it’s impossible to give an accurate count of the number of men who suffer from this condition. [2] The number of reported cases has increased by a factor of three in recent years, though this may be attributable to a more widespread recognition of the issue than was previously voiced. The 1998 introduction of the pharmaceutical sildenafil citrate, commonly known as Viagra, may also have contributed to a rise in reports of the condition. The LI-ESWT treatment for erectile dysfunction is gaining popularity among many different medical specialties (ED).

Erectile Dysfunction: An Overview of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is safe and effective for a sizable subset of patients, according to anecdotal and clinical evidence, but it is moving at a snail’s pace to gain official approval. Patients with mild to moderate cases of vasculogenic ED not brought on by cardiovascular disease or diabetes benefit the most from treatment. Patients with ED due to severe physical injuries are not good candidates for this treatment.

A conducting gel may be spread over the entire penis and connection area by the treating professional before the procedure begins. Anesthesia is sometimes used, but it is usually unnecessary because the treatments only cause a slight tingling sensation. A mobile probe is used to deliver the shocks, and the total number of shocks is predetermined. Consultations should last no longer than 20 minutes. In the event that a patient’s erection is incomplete after the initial treatment, he or she may return for additional sessions at a later date.

New blood vessels can be grown thanks to the energy released by shock wave therapy, a process known as angiogenesis. Erectile dysfunction is a common problem, and this can improve blood flow to the penile area, leading to harder, longer-lasting erections. Nitric acid is a key component in nerve regeneration, and Li-ESWT has been shown to increase its production. 

Final words

The treatment has also been shown to speed up the clearance of organic debris and reduce the occurrence of neuronal scarring, which are both welcome bonuses. The ability of this method to increase Schwann cell production provides hope for the treatment of erectile dysfunction with neuropathic aetiologies.

By Alexander James

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