Viagra is a highly effective drug that has helped millions of men to fight the great enemy that is erectile dysfunction. It keeps helping people every day, which is proven by the fact that it’s the 45th top-selling drug in the US. However, despite Viagra’s ability to give one erection, it does not treat the cause of the problem and offers only a brief relief. Today’s technological advancements offer some fantastic alternatives to this drug, which show great promise in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. These advanced methods range from shockwaves to implants to nanotechnology.

Top 4 Technological Erectile Dysfunction Treatments of Today

1.     Shockwave therapy

The leader among most popular alternatives to oral medications is shockwave treatment for erectile dysfunction. This therapy uses high-frequency acoustical waves to stimulate and strengthen blood vessels. As it’s the deterioration of blood vessels and poor blood flow that are the main reasons for erectile issues, this procedure provides great results.

Most importantly, this treatment is non-invasive and can be used by almost anyone, unlike oral medications that are a common cause of allergies. This shockwave technology has been used to treat a variety of disorders, so the patients can be completely sure about the treatment’s safety. However, you have to ensure that you only get it from a certified provider who uses top-quality specialized equipment.

2.     Nanotechnology

Despite this field of research being relatively new, nanotechnology plays a big part in erectile dysfunction treatment. At the moment, no therapies with the use of this advanced tech are approved for humans. But the testing is quite active, so there are sure to be human trials quite soon.

For the moment, the main application of nanotech in erectile dysfunction treatment is the creation of gels that are able to deliver active particles of the drugs like Viagra. Due to topical application and improved absorption due to the technology, this treatment is much faster and more efficient compared to oral medications.

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3.     Penile implants

The use of penile implants in erectile dysfunction treatment is not new, but the procedure is still rare. It’s not surprising as in spite of their efficiency, implants aren’t perfect. They also require an invasive procedure to actually implant, so the risk is higher than with shockwave therapy or even oral meds.

There are several types of implants available today, and those show quite different results in terms of efficiency. For example, implants delivering medication don’t have any solid evidence of success. Therefore, one should be extremely careful when contemplating this type of ED treatment and research the existing evidence thoroughly.

4.     VED (Vacuum Erection Device)

VEDs have been used in erectile dysfunction therapy for years. This treatment is highly effective for those who underwent a radical prostatectomy.

However, they still are ‘crutches’ that can physically enhance/imitate erection, but not solve the actual biological problem that causes erectile dysfunction. This is a good tool for those who have no other choice. However, you should always put more natural treatments first.

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