Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LIEST) improves erectile dysfunction in around 80% of patients suffering from the condition.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, affects half the men in the age bracket of 40–70 years. It is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection long enough to have sex, and most men experience this at some point in their lives. If you have been facing this problem, you can consider shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction in Thailand.
Numerous studies and clinical trials have proven that low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LIEST) can improve erectile function significantly. It is an affordable solution with no side-effects.
Most men are reluctant to discuss it with their doctors, even though this condition affects the quality of their life to a great extent. If you can relate with this situation, you can simply find affordable treatment for erectile dysfunction in Thailand.
Unlike medications, LIEST provides results that last over a long term. Although the outcomes vary from person to person, various studies have indicated that the results often last for over 12 months.
This therapy restores the natural pathophysiology of penile region and consequently improves the sexual function significantly.
What is impotence?
Impotence is the inability to:
- Achieve an erection
- Keep an erection
- Achieve orgasm
- Ejaculate well and in time
- Enjoy sex
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Advanced age is often associated with erectile dysfunction and the incidence increases with age. ED can also be caused by stress, fatigue, depression, diabetes, kidney disease, blood vessel disorders, neurological problems, or even alcohol and drug abuse.
Other causes of impotence are:
- Hormonal problems
- Tobacco use
- Some prescription medications
- Enlargement of prostate gland
- Very high or low BMI
How does Shockwave Therapy for ED work?
It is a comfortable, safe procedure in which the doctor applies high frequency, low-intensity sound waves are applied to the area.
The waves work by repairing old blood vessels and stimulating the growth of new ones.
This technology was actually developed for cardiac conditions and it proved highly beneficial in patients of ischemic heart disease.
Now that it is being used for ED, shock wave therapy has proven successful for the revascularization of penal area.
The damaged penile tissues require nutrition via active blood flow, to be able to repair and function again. The application of soundwaves creates micro-ruptures in the capillaries, because of which the expression of natural growth factors is significantly increased thus encouraging, repair and growth of the tissues.
Shockwave therapy is a rather simple treatment in which old arterioles are remodeled and new ones are formed, encouraging ample blood supply and oxygenation of the target area.
This also causes breakup of plaque in capillaries, which otherwise restricts blood flow, and encourages formation of new collagen fibers, creating a more dense, firmer structure.
Advantages of LIEST
Low-intensity extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (LIEST) has been reported to provide long-term results with around 75 percent average improvement in male sexual function.
- Non invasive
- No medication
- No anesthesia
- No side-effects
- Natural restoration of erectile mechanism
- Highly effective
- Only one-hour sessions
Shockwave therapy is potentially harmless, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Over 80 percent of the patients treated by our doctors report significant improvement in erectile function after 6-7 sessions of LIEST and are able to enjoy a normal sex-life.
A study following patients, who had suffered from ED for over 6 months, found that over 70% of them reported marked improvement after the first phased of SWT. It is to be noted here that 66% of these patients also had diabetes mellitus.
Shockwave therapy is not only considered safe and effective for patients of diabetes and hypertension, it has also been reported to work for those who do not respond to phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5i) treatment (Viagra). Long-term data from larger studies is still awaited.
Cost of ED treatment in Thailand
LIEST cost in Bangkok, Thailand starts from around $225 per session.
Usually 5-7 sessions are recommended for optimal results. You can also combine the treatment with stem cell therapy and platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) shots for further improvement.
You must discuss with the doctor and decide on the treatment protocol accordingly.
There is no down-time for this treatment. You can combine this with a leisure trip, and plan two weeks of a relaxing holiday in Bangkok. The treatment is performed in sessions, which generally last 45minutes to an hour and can be completed in 7-14 days.
Ideally, a gap of 1-2 days between session is advised, but if you don’t have that much time, you can plan one session/day.
The results vary with your age and the reason for ED; you must get proper counselling by an experienced doctor to set the right expectations for results.