For most men, a satisfying sex life is a central component of physical and emotional well being. Over the course of life, our bodies change and many men begin to experience a loss of sexual potency, often beginning at a surprisingly young age. There is now a dramatic, accessible treatment available called GAINSWave that literally rebuilds men’s sexual function. Physician Artistry in Sterling, VA is pleased to offer this remarkable therapy that’s changing lives.
It’s Not Just You
Erectile dysfunction is the stinging clinical name for the diminishment or loss of men’s sexual performance. The condition is not at all uncommon. At one time it was estimated that about a third of American men suffered from ED at least some of the time. Recent data from a leading at-home health screening put that number substantially higher, at nearly 60%.
Why such a wide discrepancy in the data? Because ED is not just a physical issue: it’s also an emotional flashpoint. ED not only affects the man who is experiencing it but also his family and loved ones. Frustration, anxiety, and negative feelings over sexual performance are difficult to talk about in general.
So hard, in fact, that the same data showed that only 60% of men who did suffer from ED talked to their doctors about it. Instead, about a third of men search the internet for advice. Sadly, some 28% of men do nothing about their ED and just live with the problem.
It’s Them, Too
One reason why ED strikes at men’s hearts and becomes difficult to talk about is that their partners are often just as frustrated as they are. Questions like “is it me?” are fuel for confusion and hurt feelings that simply make the problem worse. Bad feelings in a couple usually end up extending themselves outward toward other family members, friends, and co-workers.
Because sex is so central to men’s sense of well being, their partners are often nervous about bringing up performance problems, even when they’ve become obvious enough. This silence creates additional anxieties that easily spiral into misunderstandings that can have lasting effects on relationships. Sexual wellness is for more than just one person.
Why Pills Aren’t the Answer
Back in 1998, Viagra, the first commercially-available drug for ED in the US, was introduced to hurrahs from millions of men (and women). Soon, similar drugs followed and a booming industry was born. These medications were clearly a step forward in bringing ED out of the shadows and offering a workable, if only temporary, solution. Now, more than 20 years later, men with ED have a clear knowledge of the limitations that pills offer for their condition.
The temporary effects of ED pills are better than nothing, but they don’t actually solve the problem. They treat the symptoms, not the source. When the pills work properly, it’s only for a temporary window of time. Most men find that they have to “schedule” their medication (and their sex) or else lose the opportunity. ED drugs often have side effects such as dizziness, nausea, and headaches, none of which contribute to good sex. Finally, the pills are expensive, which at best adds an unwanted dimension to sex, and at worst, limits sexual activity.
What Is GAINSWave?
Today we have treatments that can do much more for ED than a pill. Rather than put a temporary fix on the problem by covering it up with medication, today we can actually undo the root of the problem for many men. The technology is called GAINSWave, and this simple, accessible, non-invasive treatment has been changing lives for the better.
The therapy uses high-frequency, low-intensity sound waves to repair constricted blood circulation within penile tissues. By rebuilding the body’s natural abilities for circulation and blood flow (both of which are essential to an erection), the technology revives men’s ability to achieve robust, long-lasting erections without any medication or needles.
How Does It Work?
Over the course of time and aging, the vascular systems in men’s sexual organs that are responsible for sexual performance become constricted and less effective at moving blood. Good erections depend almost entirely on robust blood flow, but as we age, blood vessels shrink and develop internal plaque buildup, which blocks healthy flow.
When tissues and organs are damaged or disturbed, our bodies immediately send healing agents and nutrients to the affected area for repairs. As an example, the body quickly deals with a small cut on your skin by clotting the bleeding. As the damage heals, new tissue is then formed over the cut. In time, the new skin is as good as new and often better.
The high-frequency, low-intensity sound waves break up plaque and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels. Stem cells that were previously dormant are awakened by the therapy, which leads to the growth of fresh new tissue. This technique of intentionally disturbing damaged tissue in order to spur the body’s own growth factors is the basis for many of today’s most effective therapeutic and cosmetic treatments.
Why Is This the Best Solution?
As most men with ED have discovered by now, taking a pill every time you want to have sex isn’t a great long-term solution. Beyond the side effects already mentioned, pills can be harmful when used incorrectly (or recreationally). Their effectiveness depends in part on when they’ve been taken and what you’ve eaten or had to drink before they’re taken. Men who use medications for blood pressure or heart issues may not be able to take these pills safely at all.
Beyond the limitations of a temporary pill, there is a psychological component as well. Men who take ED pills often become “addicted” to their use and unable to perform without them. While ED drugs are not addictive in the physical sense, they can easily become psychologically habit-forming. Many men end up less confident in their ability to perform when they don’t have their pill.
All these problems can be avoided by the regenerating effects of this technology. The treatment corrects the source of the problem, which is inadequate blood flow so that pills are no longer needed. Clinical research estimates that over 80% of ED issues are caused by poor blood flow.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Men of all ages who experience ED occasionally or frequently are all good candidates for the therapy. Unlike oral solutions, where there is always a concern about interactions with other drugs or health issues, GAINSWave has no side effects. Even men with conditions such as diabetes and heart disease are capable of successful treatment.
The therapy is also a welcome wellness enhancement for men who don’t have ED but who simply want to maximize the quality of their sex lives. The treatment promotes the repair and rejuvenation of damaged blood vessels and creates fresh new ones. The result is much-improved blood flow. Better blood flow translates to better erection quality and more vigorous sexual performance, even for those who have had no experience with ED.
What Can I Expect?
The clinician will conduct an initial medical examination to talk about your state of health, your medical conditions and which medications you’re currently taking. Although the therapy is painless, the clinician will apply a numbing cream. The treatment itself is applied by a wand that emits the sound waves, which are not loud to the ear. The waves are applied to the penis and groin area for 15 to 20 minutes.
How Long Before I See a Difference?
Although all men want the same thing out of therapy, every man’s body and condition is different. Some men report a sense of renewed vigor the same night of the first treatment. Other men experience spontaneous erections over the first few days. Yet other men respond more slowly to the treatment, needing perhaps a week before feeling the first changes.
Men usually experience the full benefits of the treatment after a series of treatments. The clinician will help decide how many are needed, depending on your condition. Typically, the therapy produces its best effects after 6 to 12 sessions. These are usually spaced apart by a week or more. The benefits can last up to 3 years.
What Is the Success Rate?
Over 30 clinical studies showing a greater than 75% success rate in treating ED with this proven therapy. The acoustic “shock wave” technique that lies at the core of therapy has been successful in Europe for over two decades. GAINSWave is the official name for the treatment in the US.
Are There Any After-Effects?
There are no recorded instances of any negative consequences or side effects of the treatment. The therapy is safe, non-invasive and painless. Contrast this lack of side effects with the typical mild side effects that many men suffer every time they take conventional oral treatments for ED!
Above and beyond the dizziness and headaches that ED pills often cause, side effects can be more serious. Some men experience disrupted sleep, hearing loss, back and muscle pain, and heightened sensitivity to light. And, of course, any medication used on a regular basis can have long-term effects.
Is It Right for Me?
Virtually any man who is looking to regain sexual vigor and conquer erectile dysfunction should consider this state-of-the-art treatment. Patients who live with implanted devices, such as a pacemaker, may not be best suited for this therapy. The clinician can refer these patients to an alternative treatment option.
How Can I Get Started?
Men who are ready for the therapy can get themselves primed even before treatment and help maintain their treatment results longer by adopting healthy habits. Lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and stress management all have a significant impact on the vascular system, and therefore their contributions to sex shouldn’t be underestimated. Obviously, bad health habits like smoking and excess alcohol consumption are worth curtailing. Exercise will improve overall heart health, and the heart is the body’s main pump for blood flow.
Taking the Step
If you (or your loved one) are less satisfied with your sex life than you’d like to be, you no longer have to live with it. Nor do you have to consign the rest of your life to costly, inconvenient medications or frightening injections. Your own body can regain the vitality of your sexual prime and even surpass it. Many men report that the therapy has given them even better sexual experiences than they had when they were younger.
Contact Physician Artistry in Sterling, VA for a consultation on how this remarkable technology can help you. Our expertise with GAINSWave can help change your life by bringing back the best of your sex life, and perhaps even make it better.