Erectile dysfunction is a challenge in ensuring adequate erection to initiate or maintain any sexual activity. It is the first disease seen in men who apply for treatment due to sexual problems. It is seen in 10-20% of the entire adult male population. The causes of erectile dysfunction are organic and psychogenic. Psychogenic causes; It is classified as developmental, interactional, non-psychiatric and psychiatric causes.
- Developmental causes; the most common lack of sexual information,
- Among the interactive reasons; marital problems,
- Among the psychiatric reasons, we can count the most common performance anxiety.
When making the diagnosis of erectile dysfunction, it is necessary to distinguish organic psychogenic. If the problem started acutely, its incidence varies situationally, if erection is sufficient except sexual intercourse, marriage problems, psychogenic erectile dysfunction if psychiatric causes are primary. The diagnosis of erectile dysfunction should be made after the psychological evaluation as well as laboratory and imaging techniques. The treatment includes medical therapy, psychological therapy, noninvasive therapies (ESWT etc.) and surgical treatments.
ESWT procedure, which is one of the noninvasive treatments, is carried out in our institution; Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a treatment method involving the application of shock waves sent from outside the body to inside.
How Does ESWT Treatment Work?
Low Intensity Shock Wave Therapy increases blood supply by causing new vessel formation and even stem cells to act. It has created a new alternative in the treatment of erectile dysfunction as a result of increasing blood supply by providing new vascular formation in the penis and causing penile stem cells to act. It also contributes to recovery by restoring damaged tendons and tissues.
How is ESWT Applied?
The application time of ESWT treatment in soft tissue sessions is approximately 10-20 minutes. 5-10 sessions are performed.
What are the Advantages of ESWT Treatment?
ESWT is painless and does not require anesthesia. The patient gets outpatient treatment; fast and positive results are obtained. ESWT treatment has no significant side effects other than mild redness and swelling on the skin. Patients can continue their daily work after the treatment sessions. It is the latest technological method applied today without anesthesia, medication and 80-90 percent permanent improvement in a short time.
Reliability of ESWT
No permanent side effects of Eswt have been reported to date. There may be minimal pain during treatment.