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FAQ for ED Treatment

FAQ for ED Treatment

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What is Erectile Dysfunction?

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when a man can't achieve an erection in order to have intercourse, or cannot maintain an erection for the time required to finish intercourse, due to lack of blood flow into the penis. Also called impotence, ED can occur at any age, but it is more common in men beginning in their 40’s and increases as they approach 70 years. At 40 years of age, approximately 40% of men are affected by erectile dysfunction and can no longer achieve or maintain an erection. Those afflicted increases to nearly 70% of men 70 years and older.

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What is Pressure Wave Therapy and how does it work?

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Pressure Wave Therapy (sometimes referred to as Acoustic Wave or Shock Wave) is a non-invasive, out-patient treatment for ED and other muscle and joint conditions, such as golf and tennis elbow. It has been used for the treatment of ED throughout Europe for more than a decade, and is now being introduced for this purpose in the US. The equipment is comprised of a hand-held device which emits low intensity acoustic sound waves.

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Is this a new treatment?

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The Pressure Wave treatment was originally developed by a Swiss doctor for the purpose of breaking up kidney stones. It was discovered that the technology, when used at a lower pulse rate, created sound waves beneficial for the relief and repair of joint and muscle pain, as well as increasing blood flow in the penis. Acoustic wave therapy has become a standard course of treatment for men with ED in Europe.

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What are the side effects?

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Some men report minor bruising following treatment, however clinical studies confirm that there are no other known side effects of Pressure Wave Therapy.

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What scientific research has been done on this procedure?

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There are numerous study’s conducted in various countries throughout the world on the effects of acoustic wave therapy. Please click on THIS LINK to see the scientific studies.

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How long will the effects of Pressure Wave Therapy work?

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The effects of Pressure Wave therapy can last for several years. At Optimal Male, we offer booster packages as a follow up treatment for those men who need it to enjoy longer lasting benefits.

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Will Medicare or my insurance cover Pressure Wave Therapy treatments?

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Because this is an elective treatment, it is not covered by insurance or Medicare. Optimal Male accepts all major credit cards, personal checks, and CareCredit, financing is available as well.

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Will Pressure Wave Therapy work for me?

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Many men benefit from Pressure Wave therapy; as many as 72% of men report increased erections following pressure wave therapy. However if your ED is caused by something other than poor circulation, such as psychological or prostate conditions, then Pressure Wave therapy may not work for you. To find out if you are a candidate for this revolutionary treatment, contact us today to schedule your private consultation!