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Shockwave Therapy vs. Viagra

Erectile dysfunction is a common condition in men age 40 and older and only increases with age. In fact, about 40% of men 40 and up struggle with ED and the numbers increase by about 10% every ten years. ED can be quite problematic. It can make it impossible for men to get or maintain an erection, and take a serious toll on their sex life.

For many years, there was only one real treatment for erectile dysfunction—a little blue pill called Viagra. There is no denying that Viagra has been a widely-used and widely-trusted treatment option for many people who struggle with erectile dysfunction. However, there are some drawbacks associated with Viagra. The little blue pill isn’t always effective, does have some side effects.

The good news is, there are now some non-medication ED treatments available that provide a powerful alternative to pills and medications.

Drawbacks of Viagra for ED

There are several different types of “Viagra” as well, and other ED prescription medications that have made their way to the market in recent years. This includes Cialis, Stendra and Levitra. Erectile Dysfunction medications such as this work by boosting blood flow to the penis and relax muscles so that men can get and maintain an erection while aroused.

However, there are some side effects associated with this medication including:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Visual changes
  • Dizziness
  • Digestive issues
  • Hearing loss
  • Upset stomach
  • Body aches
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn

Plus, men have to be able to remember to take the product at the right moment when they think they are able to need help getting and maintaining an erection. This can take away the spontaneity of sex.

Shock Wave Therapy for ED

If you are tired of taking a pill to treat your erectile dysfunction in the moment—then you may want to consider Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or shock wave therapy, to help treat ED. This treatment is designed to help foster healthy blood flow to the penis by using acoustic sound waves to target different areas of the body (such as the penis) to improve blood flow.

The great thing about this therapy is that there are very few side effects. It is a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t require surgery or long time. Plus, for many men, the biggest benefit is that they don’t have to remember to take that little pill before they want to get and maintain an erection.

This treatment takes just 20-30 minutes and has a very high success rate. It stimulates cells in the penis to help promote tissue growth and help you retain your normal circulation, so that when you are aroused, and blood starts pumping, it will actually go to the penis to form an erection, as your body intended.

If you are looking for more information on shockwave therapy and what it may be able to do for you call LT Men’s Clinic a call today to schedule an appointment at 817-369-3605.