What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) means that erection of the male penis does not occur at all, is maintained only briefly, or is not strong enough to allow sexual intercourse.
If one of the above situations is present for more than 4-6 months, this is referred to as erectile dysfunction.
For a long time, it was assumed that most cases of erectile dysfunction have purely psychological causes. Today it is known that physical causes such as age, diabetes mellitus, arteriosclerosis and vascular anomalies account for more than 2/3 of cases. One out of every three men aged 60 to 70 is affected, for example. Experts assume that the number of men affected is much larger, since this topic is still associated with a great deal of shame.
C. B. Daniel, M.D. | Practice Development Physician and President of Cenegenics Medical Institute Phoenix
A successful form of application for erectile dysfunction
Since the male penis is not a muscle, good perfusion of the corpus cavernosum is extremely important and significantly contributes to the male erection.
With shockwave treatment, it is possible to significantly promote increased perfusion and stimulate the formation of new vascular structures at the same time. The radial shockwaves, which are emitted on the shaft of the penis as well as on the area around the genitals, support the natural stimulation of the area to be treated, particularly in the case of erectile dysfunction due to vascular causes. Even patients with severe erectile dysfunction who are taking so-called PDE-5 inhibitors achieve significantly better therapeutic success.
Depending on the degree of erectile dysfunction, an average of about 5 to 8 treatments are needed to achieve a lasting improvement in the erection. Shockwave therapy takes up to 25 minutes and should be performed 2-3 times per week.
GentlePro – simple treatments
The GentlePro shockwave system is equipped with an innovative water-cooled shockwave generator which ensures high efficiency and durability. The new ergonomic handpiece with a “shock absorber” offers the user the highest level of safety and maximum comfort and thus facilitates work. Thanks to the 15-mm applicator head, the energy from the radial shockwave can be introduced in a targeted manner into the desired area and ensures a highly successful application from the outset.
The large 12” display with ultramodern touch screen technology allows the pre-set programs to be found quickly and easily and special patient- or application-specific programs to be saved. Other parameters which are important for a successful application, such as frequency, energy, and the number of pulses to be emitted, can be easily changed with just a few “clicks”.
Your questions – Our answers
Is this treatment painful?
No, it is a virtually painless application
How quickly are the changes visible?
In general, 5 to 8 treatments are needed to ensure a successful application. A positive change and a longer or stronger erection is often reported after just the first application.