Shockwave vs Medications
Traditional ED treatments are pills, drugs inserted into the tip of the penis, or injections into the penis. They have to be taken anywhere from 15 minutes to 36 hours before having sexual intercourses, which impacts on sexual spontaneity and can only be taken once a day.
The most common ED drugs belong to a group known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. They block certain enzyme activity that leads to ED. If you have certain health issues, it may not be safe to take ED drugs.
An article published by Harvard Health Publishing suggests that ED drugs fail to work for 30% of the men who take them. Not only is there a risk that erectile dysfunction drugs might not work, but they could trigger some unpleasant side effects.
PDE5 inhibitors have a list of side effects including: Headache, nasal congestion, muscle pain, in rare cases vision problems and if you have a heart condition or take alpha-blockers for prostate or blood pressure then you can not take them at all.
Not a permanent solution
The results of a study from the United States suggested that the number one brand of ED drug may stop working for many patients after two years. As shockwave therapy has no known side effects, treats the root cause and harnesses the body’s natural healing processes it may offer men a more reliable, less restrictive and safer alternative to medication.