Shock-Wave Therapy (ESWT-Şok Dalga)
- 11 October 2018
- Posted by: Şok Dalga Tedavisi
- Category: Uncategorized
Using shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction is among one of the newer and less invasive ways to treat this common sexual challenge. Also known as penile extracorporeal low-intensity shockwave therapy, this method involves the use of lower intensity acoustic pulse waves that focus on and break up micro plaque in the penis, which in turn improves blood flow. The waves also induce the release of nitric oxide, another process that boosts blood circulation, as well as stimulates the formation of new blood vessels (neovascularization).
In a recent (2017) review published in Urology, the authors evaluated data from 9 studies that involved 637 patients. They reported that low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy significantly improved both International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) and the Erection Hardness Score (EHS). In addition, each treatment could last at least three months.