Are you experiencing erectile dysfunction? If yes, there is no need to be worried about it because it’s a common condition that affects men all around the world. Unfortunately, many men with erectile dysfunction are embarrassed to talk about it, and don’t want to open up to their doctor about the condition. However there is no need to ignore the problem, because there are effective treatments available. But are these erectile dysfunction treatments painful.
What is Erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition in which a man is frequently unable to achieve and maintain an erection. It is a problem that can lead to a lack of sexual desire, and it causes some men to become angry and depressed.
ED may be caused by various factors including stress, chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, or injury to the penis. However, ED in older men is often caused by a physical problem such as inadequate blood flow to the penis.
Treatments for erectile dysfunction
There are many treatments for ED but medicines such as Viagra are among the most well-known options. While these drugs are not painful there are potential side effects. Other treatments that have traditionally been available to men with ED include penile injections and vacuum erection devices, which can be somewhat painful. However, there are now newer treatments available such as GAINSWave and the Priapus Shot (P-Shot).
GAINSWave for ED
GAINSWave low-intensity shockwave therapy is a revolutionary therapeutic solution for ED. It is a clinically proven treatment that uses high frequency acoustic waves to improve blood flow to the penis.
GAINSWave is an effective treatment that addresses ED caused by decreased blood flow to the penis, which is typically the result of blocked or narrowed blood vessels. Over time, plaque can accumulate in the vessels going to the penis, resulting in a decline in blood flow. Blood flow is critical to sustaining an erection, as it makes the penis erect and rigid.
How GAINSWave works
During GAINSWave treatment, gentle acoustic waves are applied to different areas of the penis using a probe. The waves break up the plaque and trigger the growth of new blood vessels.
GAINSWave is a simple in-office treatment that takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, so it can be easily done in the lunch hour. Most patients notice an improvement in their erections after GAINSWave. A course of 1-2 treatments is recommended, and the effects last for up to 2 years.
Is GAINSWave painful?
GAINSWave is not painful. In fact, most patients find the treatment quite comfortable as a numbing agent is applied at the start of the procedure.
The Priapus Shot for ED
The P-Shot is a minimally invasive procedure that uses platelet rich plasma (PRP) from the patient’s blood to treat ED.
The patient’s blood is withdrawn in much the same manner of a routine blood test, and is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the other components of the blood. After being separated, an ultra-thin needle is used to inject the PRP into specific areas of the penis. PRP contains growth factors that stimulate the growth of new tissue, and regenerate blood cells. The P-Shot may also increase the size of the penis.
The P-Shot treatment takes about 30 minutes. After the procedure, patients may experience some tenderness at the injection sites, but there is no downtime.
The P-Shot is seen as an attractive treatment for ED, because it is a completely natural solution. Since the platelets used for the P-Shot are taken from the patient’s own blood there is no chance of an allergic reaction.
Is the P-Shot painful?
The P-Shot is not generally a painful procedure, as the penis is numbed with an anesthetic cream, which is very effective in minimizing any discomfort. Patients may feel a slight pinch as the needle is being inserted, but it’s not painful.
Would you like to learn more about the treatment options for erectile dysfunction?
If you are in the Westlake Village & Camarillo, CA areas, contact Best Self Medical Arts to find out more.
Call (818) 318-1200 today to set up a consultation.