Erectile dysfunction or ED, a medical condition that only in the past few years has gotten more media attention, is a common and unfortunate malady suffered by sexually active men. While erectile dysfunction has been around and its effects recorded since as early as 1668, treatments and medications were slower to emerge and discussions about the disease were often not discussed with one’s physician due to the sensitive nature of the subject. With the recommendations of regular medical checkups and physicals, media attention and modern research providing successful therapies for the disease, ED treatment has become possible. It is a topic men and their partners can feel free to discuss with their physician knowing help is available.
Erectile dysfunction by definition is trouble keeping or maintaining an erection firm enough for sex. It is estimated that as many as 30 million men may suffer from this condition. (Urology Health, 2020). It is true that the average age a man could experience ED is between the ages of 40 and 70, however a study by the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that 26% of men under 40 experienced it as well. (Capogrosso, P., Colicchia, M., Montorsi, F., Salonia, A., Ventimiglia, A., & Damiano, R., 2013). While ED can happen to any man from time to time, ED that is progressive or happens regularly is not something that should be ignored. ED can happen when blood flow in the penis is limited or nerves are harmed, stress, atherosclerosis, diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure are present. Additional risk factors include being over the age of 50, having high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, too many drugs and alcohol or smoking. (Urology Health, 2020) Men who suffer from ED should be concerned that this condition can often be a precursor to more serious issues such as heart or cardiovascular diseases. (Science Daily, 2012)
Unfortunately, in the world of modern medicine, patients often look to cure medical conditions with simply a pill. In 1998, the Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra®. The first drug approved for physician prescribed treatment of ED. Sildenafil, the chemical name for Viagra®, is an artificial compound that was originally synthesized and studied to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina pectoris (a form of cardiovascular disease).While studies found it had little effect on angina,, it could induce penile erections, typically within 30 to 60 minutes. Seeing the economic opportunity in such a biochemical effect, Pfizer decided to market the drug for impotence. (History.com/Editors. (n.d.)
In an effort to create a treatment for ED without an oral chemical compound, researchers continued to seek therapies for ED that involved technologies including external penile support devices, penile vibrators, low intensity extracorporeal shockwave, tissue engineering, nanotechnology and endovascular technology. In 2009, a patent for GAINSWave®, a premium brand of non-invasive shockwave therapy was obtained and in 2018 GAINSWave® received an exclusive license for patented erectile dysfunction therapy. (PRN News, 2018).
What is GAINSWave® and How Does it Work?
GAINSWave® shockwave therapy for the treatment of ED is a safe and comfortable method to help men optimize sexual performance and reverse the effects of ED and Peyronie’s disease. GAINSWave® utilizes high-frequency, low-intensity shockwaves to promote healing and growth at the root to optimize sexual performance. This treatment sends soundwaves to the genitals promoting the repair of existing blood vessels and the creation of new blood vessels, resulting in improved blood flow. Better blood flow translates to better erection quality and sexual performance.
How Does the GAINSWave® Procedure Work and What are the Benefits?
In just 6-12 twenty-minute sessions, GAINSWave® can enhance sexual performance. At Michigan Health and Wellness this specific patented methodology is designed to offer patient safety and results and must comply with medical guidelines to ensure efficacy. As a result, we see a 75% success rate with patients reporting harder, stronger, and more sustainable erections. Men also experience:
- Improved sexual performance
- Increased sensation
- More spontaneous erections
- Better orgasms
- A non-invasive, drug-free, and surgery-free treatment
- Treatment at the root cause
- In-office procedure with no downtime
- Long-lasting results
- Little or no side effects
What is the cost of GAINSWave® and is it Covered by Insurance?
The cost of GAINSWave® depends on the number of treatments needed to give men the full relief they need to achieve optimum results. Typically, 6-12 treatments are recommended depending on the severity of symptoms and the patient’s goals. Treatment can be purchased in packages and the savings in comparison to medications can be in the thousands of dollars with effects lasting for months. GAINSWave® is not covered by insurance but is a long-term solution treating root causes and yielding favorable results without having to plan for intimacy. Benefits can last up to two years; however, patients can continue to receive treatments as part of the GAINSWave® maintenance protocol. While this not only helps to maintain results, clients report continued improvement and enhanced sexual performance.
Is GAINSWave® Safe and Supported by Research?
GAINSWave® uses an FDA cleared device and is the safest therapy used to improve blood flow. Throughout the literature on shockwave therapy for ED and Peyronie’s disease no adverse events have been reported. GAINSwave® protocols were developed from science of over 40 clinical research studies supporting the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for sexual health.
Who is GAINSWave for and Who uses it?
GAINSWave® is for men with erectile dysfunction who are looking for a safe and effective treatment free from pharmaceuticals. It is also an optimal plan for those desiring more spontaneous intimacy. GAINSWave® has been shown to break up the scar tissue that causes a curvature of the penis known as Peyronie’s disease. Men with this condition have reported increased ability for sexual activity when using this treatment. Even if you are not suffering from ED or any other medical condition, you can benefit from this treatment. GAINSWave® can optimize sexual performance and make sex more satisfying.
*Gainswave should not be used on patients with active prostate cancer, who have penile implants or who are on anticoagulant therapy.
Michigan Health and Wellness provides GAINSWave® therapy and is part of an overall promotion of a healthy lifestyle. GAINSWave® therapy is performed and directed by our clinical physician, Dr. Tony Aboudib, DC. Dr. Aboudib has over 33 years of pain management experience and is a graduate of the American Functional Neurology Institute, attended post-graduate studies at the American Functional Neurology Institute, Functional Medicine University and the Institute of Functional Medicine
For more information on GAINSWave® therapy call us at 231-421-5213 or visit the GainsWave® page on our website or visit gainswave.com
Urology Health. (n.d). What is erectile dysfunction? Retrieved from https://www.urologyhealth.org/urology-a-z/e/erectile-dysfunction-(ed)
Capogrosso, P., Colicchia, M., Montorsi, F., Salonia, A., Ventimiglia, A., & Damiano, R. (2013). One Patient Out of Four with Newly diagnosed Erectile disfunction in a Young Man-Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Retrieved from https://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/article/S1743-6095(15)30428-8/fulltext