15 Feb 2017

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Men’s Health Clinic

Queensland Lithotripsy Services is now accepting referrals from GPs and Specialists for both Peyronie’s Disease (PD) and Erectile dysfunction(ED).

Using State of the art Stortz Duolith equipment, with the Duolith SD1 Ultra digital ultrasound modular, treating Peyronies and Erectile dysfunction has become completely non- invasive with no injections, just soundwave technology.

Erectile Dysfunction Brisbane

Peyronies Disease

Although the causes of Peyronies disease is not completely understood it is believed to be the consequence of micro trauma, usually the result of vigorous sexual activity or accidental impact to the penis. As a result of the healing process, scar tissues forms (sometimes referred to as plaques)

When a male becomes sexually aroused, blood flow to the penis increases which then causes the body of the penis to expand and lengthen but as scar tissue is inelastic it cannot stretch. As a result this can cause the penis to bend or become disfigured, resulting in pain, discomfort and sometimes difficulty in maintaining an erection.

Erectile dysfunction

Also called impotence, is a condition where a man is unable to get or maintain an erection to such an extent that penetration during sexual activity cannot be achieved.

ED can happen at any age but it is far more common in older men. An Australian survey showed that at least 20% of men over the age of 40 years have, at some stage, suffered from erectile problems and up to 50% of these are unable to engage in sexual intercourse as a result of ED.

ESWT treatment for Peyronies and Erectile Dysfunction

ESWT offers a very viable and non-invasive alternative treatment compared to undergoing injections and/or surgery.

ESWT has very few associated risks, there is no anesthetic requirement and no time off work required. It is booked as an outpatient through the clinic for minimal inconvenience or downtime. The regime is usually 5 treatments done a week to a fortnight apart. Each session will usually take around 30minutes, with the first session around 45 minutes as we will do a comprehensive consultation prior to the first treatment.

Recent research has shown very positive results in reducing pain and controlling or halting progression of symptoms associated with these conditions.

References:

A meta-analysis of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronies Disease, GAO et al: Journal: INT J IMOP RES 2016 September; 28 (5): 161 – 166

Low-Intensity extracorporeal shockwave treatment improves erectile function: Systematic review and meta-analysis: LU et al – Journal: EUR UROL. 2017 February; 71 (2): 223 – 233

Effects of low intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy on erectile dysfunction: A Systematic review on meta-analysis Clavijo et al:   J Sex Med. 2017 January; 14 (1): 27 – 35

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