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New ED tech promises strong results

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:54 PM
With an estimated 50 per cent of men over 50 years old suffering from erectile dysfunction, the ED1000 offers an effective solution.

A new drug-free treatment is promising long lasting improvement for erectile function and sexual health for Jamaican men. The shock wave therapy technology solution is called ED1000 and is designed to treat all cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) caused by poor circulation.

For years, the treatment for ED has been either medication or surgery. Today, shock wave therapy offers a new approach. Most ED treatments provide a temporary solution. The ED1000, on the other hand, treats the underlying cause of ED. It is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment for men with erectile dysfunction.

With an estimated 50 per cent of men over 50 years old suffering from erectile dysfunction, the ED1000 offers an effective solution. This therapeutic treatment brings long-lasting improvement for erectile function and sexual health without pain or medication. It triggers the body’s natural repair mechanism, thereby enabling the natural erection mechanism.

WHAT IS ED?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

WHAT CAUSES ED?

More than 90 per cent of all ED can be traced to a physical (organic) cause. This cause is usually due to slow and steady decrease of blood flow to the penis, which eventually leads to inadequate and inefficient blood storage in the penis after it becomes erect.

It is important to be evaluated and treated early in the course of ED. Erectile dysfunction can be the first sign of heart disease as the damage to the blood vessels in not confined to the penis but can occur in other areas of the body. Taking control of the damage early preserves quality of life on all levels.

HOW IS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION DIAGNOSED?

A comprehensive medical history and a physical exam are needed before we can diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment for ED. Some of the tests that we may use to diagnose the underlying cause of you ED include:

• Blood tests to check for anaemia, diabetes, low hormone levels, liver or kidney disease and any other medical problems.

• Tests to diagnose any underlying vascular disease.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT APPROACHES FOR TREATMENT OF ED?

Drugs and medical treatments for ED – pharmacological methods have been used to treat erectile dysfunction, including Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. However, medications induce only a temporary response and eventually become ineffective in many patients due to the progression of the underlying blood vessel damage.

Other options include injectable medicine like alprostadil and
testosterone replacement (cream or injectable).

Penile pumps or a vacuum constriction device and penile implants may be options for some patients.

ED1000

ED1000 is a small device that delivers small sound waves called low-intensity shock waves through to the penis and stimulates the development of new blood vessels to help you regain erectile function. The protocol is painless and simple.

HOW DOES THE TECHNOLOGY WORK?

The shock waves are reflected by the machine and are focused on to the treatment area, triggering the creation of new blood vessels in penile tissue, which then enables the patient to achieve and maintain firm erections. Shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction is approved in over 20 countries. The device was developed in Israel by Medispec, the innovators for this technology and who own several patents for its use.

WILL IT WORK FOR ME?

Men with blood vessel problems (vascular dysfunction) will be the best candidates. Eighty per cent of all erectile dysfunction cases are related to blood vessel problems. ED1000 is effective in most of these cases, even when other treatments were not successful. This includes those with damage from advancing age, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, long-term smoking, long-term alcohol use, certain medications, obesity and chronic inflammation.

WHY WOULD I CHOOSE THE ED1000 OVER OTHER ED TREATMENTS?

Patients with treatment responses to ED1000 do not need to use medications (pills or injections) to get an erection suitable for intercourse. This means you do not need to rely on medications, take them before sex, or have to deal with side effects and the expense of ED medications. In addition, for men who cannot take some ED medications due to interactions with other drugs, this can be an excellent treatment choice.

ED IS FREQUENTLY RELATED TO DIABETES

Erectile dysfunction is extremely common in men with diabetes, which damages nerves and blood vessels. ED is three times more common in patients with diabetes mellitus. ED in diabetes strongly correlates with glucose control, the duration of disease, and diabetic complications. Erectile dysfunction can also be linked with other conditions common in men such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

OTHER CAUSES OF ED

Other causes of ED include:

• Metabolic syndrome (a condition involving increased blood pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist and high cholesterol)

• Obesity, chronic inflammation,

• Low testosterone levels

• Tobacco, alcoholism and other drug abuse

• Heart disease, high blood pressure, neurological disease

• Peyronie’s disease (development of scar tissue in the penis)

• Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis

• Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area such as prostate surgery

• Medications such as antidepressants, antihistamines and medications to treat high blood pressure, pain or prostate cancer.

• Emotional or psychological causes, including depression, stress, anxiety, relationship problems or other mental health conditions

ED1000 IS:

• A true solution to the ED problem

• The first and only product in the market with proven and extensive clinical supporting data

• The Gold Standard Treatment for vascular ED according to the EAU guidelines (European Association of Urology)

• Ideal treatment solution: simple, non-invasive, pain free and has a high success rate

Bioregeneration Integrated Medical Centre introduced ED1000 to Jamaica two years ago, having scoured the globe for the most effective evidenced-based treatment for patients. The supporting evidence is solid and the treatment has been in use for over a decade.

Bioregeneration started regenerative therapies in erectile dysfunction with stem cells and found that treatment to be about 50 per cent effective. This agrees with international studies from other clinics. Not satisfied with those results, they have incorporated shockwave technology which is over 90 per cent effective.

BioRegeneration is located at 28 Pawsey Place, Kingston 5, Kingston and G West Centre In Montego Bay. They can be contacted at 876-622-2055 or 876-565-1168. For any questions, feel free to email info@drjanicefisher.com.

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