If you’re one of the many men suffering from erectile dysfunction Des Moines urologist Dr. Fawad Zafar has news for you.  A new treatment for men with potency problems is gaining international momentum. It’s the first development since the introduction of Viagra some 15 years ago and although still experimental, it appears to be rapidly growing in popularity.

This new treatment claims to improve a patient’s blood flow and therefore improve function in men whose erectile difficulties can be traced to vascular issues.  The treatment is founded on shock-wave therapy that is used in several other areas of medicine, with differing degrees of success.

Unlike existing treatments for erectile dysfunction (which are typically used on demand and work in the short term), this revolutionary new treatment appears to work in the longer term.

Existing treatment

Existing treatments such as pills, injections and vacuum devices aid in overriding immediate problems but don’t actually alter the underlying problem with the erectile mechanism. This new treatment, however, aims to restore the mechanism so that natural and spontaneous erections are possible in men who suffer from vascular problems.

Your Des Moines urologist reports that poor penile blood flow is a common cause of potency problems, estimated to affect over 70 per cent of men with erectile dysfunction caused by physiological (rather than psychological) issues.

This diverse population of men includes those who may already be suffering from cardiovascular disease or risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or a history of smoking

Whats New?

During this new procedure, shock-wave treatment is given in an outpatient setting – in short bursts – often no longer than 20 minutes at a time. The treatment is not painful, therefore no sedation is used and men can return to work immediately following the procedure.

Because the treatment is still in its early stages, men have only been monitored for a short time. And to date, research indicates that in over 65 per cent of the men who respond, the effect lasts at least two years.

It may sound too good to be true, but the research indicates that this treatment probably possesses unprecedented qualities that can restore erectile tissue.