Do Shockwaves Perk Up Tumescence Dysfunction Issues?

“Uh-oh. THAT’S not good.”  When tumescence dysfunction strikes, a man is apt to panic, and if it becomes a chronic issue, his sensual life is going to be severely hampered. Let’s face it, of all male organ health issues, this is the one that gives most men the willies, that makes them beg “please don’t let this happen to me.” Fortunately, in recent years medical science has discovered a number of medications, such as sildenafil, which can be a huge help in fighting tumescence dysfunction. There also are a number of other still-not-proven tumescence dysfunction treatments which show promise, among them the use of shockwaves on the manhood.


Ok, so let’s get this out of the way: shockwaves have nothing to do with actually “shocking” the member. In this context, shockwaves refer to sound waves, pulses of acoustic energy, that are directed at the member.

There have been a number of studies looking at shockwave therapy and tumescence dysfunction. One of the more recent studies was conducted at the University of Naples Federico II.  For this study, 156 men with diabetes were enrolled. (Why men with diabetes?  Because tumescence dysfunction, often due to nerve damage, is a common complication related to diabetes; it also tends to be more severe among men with diabetes than among men in the general population.)

In tandem with a tablet

Some earlier studies looked at shockwaves alone in treating tumescence dysfunction, but this study looked at both shockwaves and tadalafil, the generic name for a popular pull used to fight tumescence issues.

The 156 men enrolled in the study were divided into groups which were as evenly matched as possible in terms of age, demographics, etc. All of the men had taken a tumescence dysfunction test, and had averaged a score of 15.5.  (On this test, a score of 22 to 25 indicates excellent tumescence function; a score of five to seven is severe tumescence dysfunction.  So the average score indicated a fair amount of tumescence issues.

All of the men were given tadalafil for the 12 weeks of the study.  Half were also given shockwave therapy twice a week for three weeks when the study started. Because of the tadalafil, both groups reported increases in their tumescence dysfunction scores – but those who also used shockwaves had higher increases. And this change also was true even six months after the study was ended.  (The study also indicated that men who received greater numbers of shockwaves during treatment had better results.)

How come?

So why should shockwaves make a difference in whether a guy’s manhood gets and/or stays tumescent? One theory is that shockwaves stimulate growth factors, which in turn helps with healing and cell growth. By potentially helping to regrow and strengthen nerve fibers and blood vessels, the growth factors can better enable blood to rush in and fill the member when tumescence is needed.

More studies are needed in order to get a better understanding of just what role shockwaves might play in tumescence dysfunction therapy and how they could be properly used. (For example, is it something that might require a number of intense sessions in a short period of time and then follow-up sessions spaced farther apart?) But it does seem to have potential to be further aid men with their hard-ons.

Whether shockwaves to treat tumescence dysfunction might have any unforeseen male organ health effects is also unknown, so men need to continue to regularly apply a superior male organ health oil (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). For optimal results, a man needs to examine any possible candidates and select an oil with vitamins A, B5, C, D and E, all of which are vital for male organ health. In addition, the oil should contain arginine, an amino acid which helps promote greater blood flow to the manhood.

Visit for additional information on most common manhood health issues, tips on improving male member sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy male organ. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.



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