Erectile Dysfunction & Shockwave Therapy
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the persistent inability to achieve and maintain an erection, with approximately 40% of Australian’s experiencing ED 1,2, occurring 26% in men aged 50-59 years and 40% in men aged 60-69 years. 1,3. There can be many possible causes that range from urological to psychological issues, and often oral agents fail.
Developed in Israel, Shockwave Therapy (SWT) in a new non-invasive, non-surgical technology that uses neovascularitazion medicine to regenerate healthy blood supply to the area, and is considered the best treatment for ED in Melbourne, Asia & Europe.
- Non-invasive, Painless
- Highly Effective
- No Side effects
- Drug free alternative to treating ED
- Long term solution
What can I expect from my SWT treatment?
ED has two stages, with two types of patients. In stage one, the subject can achieve an erection but not maintain it. In stage two, the patient cannot achieve an erection at all. Each individual is different, and this will determine how many sessions are necessary. In general, a course of 6 to 12 treatments once or twice per week is recommended.* Treatment sessions are private and discrete, and can last between fifteen to twenty minutes without the requirement of anaesthesia. The treatment is pain-free, but some patients might experience a tingling feeling in the treated area.
Why choose SWT over drugs?
With SWT for erectile dysfunction, there is no need for expensive prescriptions or pills to take. It is a great alternative for men who cannot take oral ED medications, men who are suffering from heart disease, diabetes or high blood pressure, and can also be used for situations where other oral ED drugs fail. The Shockwave Therapy protocol addresses the root cause of ED – poor blood flow – rather than providing a temporary fix like many medications.
For more Frequently Asked Questions about SWT, see our page: Shockwave Therapy
*Individual results may vary.
1. McKinlay JB. The worldwide prevalence and epidemiology of erectile dysfunction. Int J Impot Res 2000;12 (Suppl 4):S6–11.
2. Chew KK, Stuckey B, Bremner A, et al. Male erectile dysfunction: its prevalence in Western Australia and associated sociodemographic factors. J Sex Med 2008;5:60–9.
3. Bacon CG, Mittleman MA, Kawachi I, et al. Sexual function in men older than 50 years of age: results from the health professionals.