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Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction

Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction
Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction

In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction.

In this article, we'll delve into the subject with Dr. Fabio Castiglione, a Urologist and Andrologist in London who specializes in treating erectile dysfunction with shockwave therapy.

Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction in London, let's talk about it with Dr. Fabio Castiglione!

Who is Dr. Castiglione?

Professor Fabio Castiglione is both an Andrologist and Urologist in London . He graduated in Medicine and Surgery and subsequently completed his training in Urology at the San Raffaele Vita-Salute University in Milan. He received a PhD in stem cell research and erectile dysfunction at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). He is a member of the European Committee for Sexual Medicine (FECSM), the European Urology Board (FEBU) and a member of the scientific committee of the Andrological Guidelines of the International Sexual Medicine Society (ISSM), the European Urology Society (EAU) and the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM). He also qualified as Full Professor in Urology in Italy and Associate Professor at UCL in London and Consultant Urologist at King's College Hospital in London.

You can contact him at +447830398165! Or send an email with your requests to Dr. Castiglione practices at Holistic Andrology clinic located at 9 Harley Street, London, UK.

Erectile dysfunction!

Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction in London
Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction

Worldwide statistics show that about one in ten men suffers from Erectile Dysfunction. In the presence of this dysfunction, a man cannot obtain a stable erection and maintain it during sexual intercourse and/or complete ejaculation. All this leads to problems in relationships with women, often destroys marriage and causes complexes in young men. The causes, in 8 cases out of 10, are related to physical changes in the body that can occur against the backdrop of both organic and psychological problems. Until a few years ago, it was mostly adult and elderly men who suffered from it, often due to vascular alterations and a decrease in testosterone synthesis. However, in recent years it is occurring more and more often even in younger men.

It's not a disease! It is not a disease but more of a symptom that something is wrong. Erectile Dysfunction is indeed an indicator of the development of a series of diseases and pathological processes. Among the reasons for the development of this problem:

  • Narrowing of the vessels responsible for supplying the penis;

  • Type 2 diabetes;

  • Certain vascular and heart diseases;

  • Side effects of blood pressure medications,

  • antidepressants and other drugs;

  • CNS diseases: stroke,

  • Parkinson's disease, etc;

  • Nerve injuries caused by hip fractures, spine, operations in the genital area, long-term cycling.

The risk group includes men over 45 years of age, patients with high blood pressure, obesity, and high cholesterol. Undoubtedly, frequent use of alcohol, drugs, and smoking also contribute to the symptomatology; for which there is a risk of complete impotence.

Call now and book your appointment with Dr. Fabio Castiglione at +447830398165!

Low-intensity shockwaves!

Low-intensity shockwaves!

Low-intensity shockwave treatment for erectile dysfunction or impotence represents an alternative to the use of classic oral medications like Viagra or Cialis. Using these solutions, it is always necessary, in fact, to plan sexual intercourse; losing spontaneity! The delivery of these impulses at the level of the cavernous bodies allows for the formation of new blood vessels that ensure a greater influx of blood to the penis. In this way, erections are achieved more easily and are maintained for a longer time; restoring spontaneity within sexual intercourse.

How the treatment works Shockwave treatment consists of impulses that are delivered at the level of the cavernous bodies. Impulses that do not hurt, there is no pain. They stimulate the formation of new blood vessels that allow a greater influx of blood to the penis. The goal is to ensure greater ease in obtaining erections and maintaining them. Logistically, shockwave treatments consist of sessions that are generally done on a weekly basis, although in some cases they can be done more often a week for a variable number of sessions and above all in relation to the type of problem.

Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction? Want to get advice and opinions from an Andrologist expert in Shockwave Therapies? Call now and book your appointment with Dr. Fabio Castiglione at +447830398165! Are there side effects or contraindications? Are there side effects or contraindications?

The side effects of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for impotence are practically absent. In rare cases, the patient presents small subcutaneous hematomas (bruises), which pose no danger and quickly disappear without medical intervention. Usually, such phenomena are observed in people with greater vascular fragility. Directly during the procedure, a man may feel a slight tingling sensation in the affected area. There are some contraindications and some cases to consider carefully before using shockwave therapy:

  • Blood clotting disorder (hemophilia);

  • Use of anticoagulants;

  • Thrombosis;

  • Tumors located near the treatment area;

  • Presence of infection in the affected area;

  • Presence of a pacemaker;

  • Acute infectious diseases.

Are shockwaves effective for erectile dysfunction? In a recent update from the EAU, (the main authority in Europe on urological practice, research, and education), in the guidelines for the management of Erectile Dysfunction it reads: "... likewise, the data suggest that LI-ESWT may improve erection quality even in patients with severe erectile dysfunction who do not respond to PDE5I or who respond inadequately, thereby reducing the immediate need for more invasive treatments. The effect of the treatment appears to be clinically evident from 1-3 months after completing the treatment, with a subsequent progressive decrease in the benefit achieved in terms of erectile function over time, although some effects may still be detected up to 5 years after treatment... Based on the available data and the new treatment decision algorithm, LI-ESWT can be offered to patients with vasculogenic erectile dysfunction, even if they should be fully advised before treatment."


This treatment does not temporarily cure the symptoms of erectile dysfunction but leads to the elimination of the pathological processes that provoke it. After a cycle of procedures, it is possible to significantly reduce the use of drugs to stimulate erection or to abandon them completely. If you do not have any reference and want to find a serious and qualified professional, Dr. Fabio Castiglione is both a Urologist and an Andrologist. He has been dealing with impotence for years and uses shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction.

You can contact him by phone to book your appointment at +447830398165. Dr. Castiglione's office is located at 9 Harley Street, London, UK.

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