The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that almost 30 million men in the United States have some form of erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can be temporary and sometimes resolve on its own, but for some men, it may mean turning to treatments to get relief from this condition.
One of the treatment options that is growing in popularity is GAINSWave therapy. At Orchidia Medical Group, we offer this option for men struggling with erectile dysfunction. Learn more about what causes erectile dysfunction and how GAINSWave can help.
Erectile Dysfunction: What It Is and What Causes It
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. The male arousal process is complex, and everything from illness to emotional concerns can affect it.
During a man’s arousal, nerves release chemicals that trigger an increase in blood flow to the penis. Blood flows into two chambers made of spongy muscle tissue. This tissue relaxes and traps the blood, and this blood pressure is what makes the penis firm. If there is a disruption in any of these steps, the man experiences erectile dysfunction.
There are many physical causes of erectile dysfunction, including:
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Sleep disorders
- Peyronie’s disease
- Drug use
- Kidney disease
- Hormone imbalances
There are also psychological causes, which include depression, anxiety, and stress. Men who experience one or more of these conditions have a higher risk of developing erectile dysfunction.
Most men experience instances of erectile dysfunction, but if you have trouble getting an erection, if you can get an erection but not every time you want to have sex, or if you are not able to sustain an erection for long enough to have sex, and this happens regularly, you may have erectile dysfunction.
What Is GAINSWave Therapy?
GAINSWave is a non-invasive treatment for erectile dysfunction that focuses on the root causes of this condition. It can help increase blood flow, releasing growth factors into penile tissue to create new blood vessels that allow better blood circulation to the area.
GAINSWave therapy uses high-frequency and low-intensity sound waves to improve blood flow to the penile tissue. The acoustic waves help clear out micro-plaque that can decrease circulation, as well.
As you age, tissues throughout the body slacken, and blood flow becomes more restricted. This decreased vascular strength affects the penis, as well, not allowing the chambers to fill with the blood necessary to cause a sustainable erection.
Most men are good candidates for GAINSWave. If you have a penile implant, active prostate cancer, or advanced heart disease, we can look for treatment options that are more suitable for you.
Benefits of GAINSWave Therapy
By increasing blood circulation to the penis, you can get more frequent and stronger orgasms. This increased circulation also helps with arousal, making it easier to get an erection while also making the penis more sensitive.
GAINSWave is an option that is completely non-invasive and requires no downtime, allowing you to get back to your life immediately after. You also don’t have to worry about taking medications or any procedures that can cause discomfort.
It is also a good treatment choice for men who have Peyronie’s disease, where fibrous scar tissue forms beneath the penis’s surface, curving it. GAINSWave can help break down this tissue growth, reducing the curvature.
The GAINSWave Therapy Procedure
To ensure you are a good candidate for this erectile dysfunction treatment, schedule a consultation at our clinic. We will discuss your medical history and any medications you take to find the right treatment option for you.
We will also ask about your sexual routine and sex drive. If you have received other treatments for erectile dysfunction, let us know.
There isn’t much you have to do to prepare for the procedure, but make sure to arrive at least 30 minutes early. We will apply a numbing cream and wait until it takes full effect. For follow-up treatments, we can give you the cream so you can apply it at home.
The procedure itself can take 20 to 30 minutes, and you can leave right after. We treat all of our patients with respect, maximizing privacy to ensure you feel comfortable during these sessions.
Results can take some time, although there are men who have experienced spontaneous erections 24 hours after the first session. Keep in mind that the sound waves have to reduce the micro-plaque buildup and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, which is not an immediate process.
We recommend between six and 12 sessions to get the best results. Many men see results after two or three sessions, and each session improves the results.
You can expect the effects of GAINSWave therapy to last two to three years, but you can choose to continue treatment sessions to improve your sexual function throughout that time.
Improve Your Sexual Health with GAINSWave
GAINSWave therapy can allow you to enjoy your sex life once again without having to go through surgical procedures or rely on medications. It is a non-invasive treatment option that treats the root cause of erectile dysfunction.
At Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL, we provide GAINSWave therapy sessions to men who want to get control of their sexual health once more.
By providing the latest treatment options in our state-of-the-art facilities and in a private and welcoming environment, we can help with conditions like erectile dysfunction as well as other aging concerns. Book an appointment online or call us now.