Erectile dysfunction affects a lot of men especially those over 40 where 1 in 10 men in the UK was found to be experiencing erectile dysfunction, and it was an issue that most found difficult to discuss.
There was a massive leap in dealing with the issue with the development of Viagra which now you don’t even need to get a doctor’s prescription you can buy them over the counter.
There is now a treatment that can be used in conjunction with medication that will improve the blood flow by the man receiving up to 2,400 pulses of sound waves.
It has been discovered that using bursts of low-intensity sound waves which is relatively painless and needs no anesthetic can increase the blood flow especially with men who have been diagnosed which type-2 diabetes.
The patients received the shock treatment twice a week for three weeks and all showed marked improvement.
The research team at Italy’s University of Naples found those receiving the shock treatment along with erection-boosting drugs did better than those just given the pills.
The study has been welcomed by sexual health expert Dr. Diana Gall, from online service Doctor 4 U.
She said: “Drugs such as tadalafil have long been used to treat erectile problems.
“But shockwave therapy is an emerging weapon in the sexual health armory and this new study offers some encouraging results.
“Low-intensity shockwave therapy has been traditionally used to treat conditions like gallstones and joint inflammation.
“And when combined with erection medication, it could now offer real hope for those who suffer erectile dysfunction, particularly among the one in ten men over 40 in the UK who also have diabetes.
“When combined with erection medication, it could now offer real hope for those who suffer erectile dysfunction, particularly among the one in ten men over 40 in the UK who also have diabetes.”
According to the Sexual Health Association, half of UK men aged between the ages of 40 and 70 years will either struggle to get or maintain an erection.