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Shockwave Therapy vs. Viagra Medication in Jefferson County, AL

Shock Wave Therapy vs. Viagra Medication Jefferson County, AL

Plaguing 40% of men over the age of 40, and 70% of men aged 70, erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection during sexual activity. Until recently, many men have relied on a little blue pill in order to lead active sex lives, or received no treatment at all due to embarrassment and a lack of transparency with their healthcare providers. However, alternative, non-drug treatments for ED such as shock wave therapy now exist and are revolutionizing how erectile dysfunction is treated.

No longer let erectile dysfunction ruin your sex life or depend on a little blue pill to achieve and maintain an erection; discuss your ED treatment options with an erectile dysfunction doctor today.

To schedule a consultation with a healthcare provider in Jefferson County that specializes in ED natural cures, call (205) 386-9036 or contact Ms. Patricia Wittig online.

Downfalls of Traditional Erectile Dysfunction Medication

Most commonly, erectile dysfunction is treated with prescription medication such as Viagra®, Stendra®, Cialis® and Levitra®. ED medications typically work by relaxing the muscles and boosting blood flow to the penis, making it easier to get and maintain an erection. However, there are many downfalls to prescription medications, such as being tied to a number of unwanted side effects, including:

  • Headache
  • Upset stomach or heartburn
  • Body aches/pain, including back pain
  • Nasal congestion
  • Changes in vision
  • Hearing loss
  • Digestive system problems
  • Dizziness
  • Skin flushes

Additionally, prescription medications bear the nuisance of a lifelong commitment; that is, they only temporarily patch the problem. What’s more, the task of taking erectile dysfunction medications can become quite cumbersome, involving a considerable amount of planning, in turn constricting the spontaneity of one’s sex life. Furthermore, in some instances, a bad reaction to an erectile dysfunction medication can cause a prolonged erection, which has the potential to damage the penis.

Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

Normal erectile function requires healthy blood flow to the penis. As we age, this fluidity has a tendency to diminish. As blood vessels responsible for supplying unobstructed blood flow to the penis gradually become clogged, loss of function ensues. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), commonly called shock wave therapy, can solve this problem. Shock wave therapy is a procedure in which energy from acoustic waves are used to target different areas of the body to improve blood flow.

During a typical erectile dysfunction shock wave therapy session, a probe, coated with a special gel, is applied to your penis. Different areas of the penis are targeted as waves stimulate these areas. This process stimulates otherwise dormant cells in the penis, facilitating a process called neovascularization whereby new blood vessels begin to form in once-constricted areas to enhance tissue growth.

Benefits of shock wave therapy for ED include:

  • Unlike prescription ED medications, there are few side effects
  • The procedure does not require surgery and is non-invasive
  • The procedure offers lasting results with little to no downtime
  • The procedure requires little of your time

Each procedure consists of a 20-30 minute commitment and, upon successful treatment, results typically last up to 2 years. Interested in shock wave erectile dysfunction treatment? Schedule a consultation in Jefferson County. Call (205) 386-9036 or contact Ms. Patricia Wittig online.

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1024 Edenton St
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 386-9036
https://www.bodylogicmd.com/physicians/np-patricia-wittig

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Mon: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: Closed
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Jefferson County, AL, Acton, AL, Hoover, AL, Lake Purdy, AL, Mountain Brook, AL, Chelsea, AL, Pelham, AL, Barkley Square, AL, Broken Bow, AL, Inverness Cliffs, AL, Westbrook Trace, AL, Vestavia Hills, AL, Meadowbrook, AL, Indian Springs Village, AL