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Saturday, 09 January 2010 07:07
Treating ED and Kidney stones woth sound waves?
For any male who has ever had kidney stones, it’s hard to imagine exactly what they have in common with ED (erectile dysfunction). Well the answer is in the treatment of kidney stones.
About 20 years ago it was discovered that shooting sound waves through the body directed at the stone would break it up into fine grains like sand and then the patient could pass them in the their urine.
A radical new trial in Israel is being under taken. They are using a very mild form of this sound wave technology aimed at certain areas around the penis. It has been discovered that this treatment stimulates growth of new blood vessels. In this trial undertaken by 20 men with mild to moderate erection problems was extremely promising. All these men averaging 56 years of age were on an ED drug such as Viagra, Levitra, or Cialis .
In fact the treatments have been so successful thus far that 15 of the twenty men threw their pills away. The treatment really targets the root cause of ED, which is to increase blood flow to the penis. Well how better than creating new blood vessels.
The sounds waves trigger the release of a substance names Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor, or VEGF, which is extremely important as it is what signals the body to grow new blood vessels.
So intriguing is this study, cardiovascular specialists are watching closely. If it could work in the penis, why not the heart? This could be extremely important for people who may be to sick to survive a heart bypass.
30% of men with impotence problems get no results from drugs like Viagra and it’s competitors leaving few options for them. The only options really are injecting drugs right into the penis, or a penis pump that manually increases blood flow to the organ.
Shockwaves treat the problem biologically, thus eliminating the need for medicines. And even better news, the 20 patients on this trial study reported no pain what so ever and no side affects at all. Not everyone can report that on drugs.
Remember, these are only in the clinical trial stages, so don’t be lining up at the doctors office just yet for this treatment.