Peyronie’s Disease (PD) and Erectile dysfunction (ED) Treatment -- Men's Health at QLS
Using State of the art Stortz Duolith equipment, with the Duolith SD1 Ultra Digital Ultrasound Modular, treating Peyronies and Erectile dysfunction has become completely non-invasive with no injections -- just soundwave technology.
About Peyronies Disease
Although the causes of PD is not completely understood it is believed to be the consequence of micro trauma. As a result of the healing process, scar tissues forms (sometimes referred to as plaques).
When a male becomes sexually aroused, blood flow to the penis increases which then causes the body of the penis to expand and lengthen but as scar tissue is inelastic it cannot stretch. As a result this can cause the penis to bend or become disfigured, resulting in pain, discomfort and sometimes difficulty in maintaining an erection.
About Erectile dysfunction
Also called impotence, is a condition where a man is unable to get or maintain an erection to such an extent that penetration during sexual activity cannot be achieved.
ED can happen at any age but it is far more common in older men. An Australian survey showed that at least 20% of men over the age of 40 years have, at some stage, had erectile problems and up to 50% of these are unable to engage in sexual intercourse as a result of ED.
The QLS Approach
Soundwave therapy offers a viable and non-invasive alternative treatment compared to undergoing injections and/or surgery.
The treatment has very few associated risks
There is no anesthetic requirement
No time off work required
Booked as an outpatient through the clinic for minimal inconvenience
The regime is usually 5 treatments done a week to a fortnight apart
Each session will usually take around 30 minutes
The first session is closer to 45 minutes (as a comprehensive consultation is done prior to commencing the treatment course)
Recent research has shown very positive results in reducing pain and controlling or halting progression of symptoms associated with these conditions.
Gao, L., Qian, S., Tang, Z. et al. A meta-analysis of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for Peyronie’s disease. Int J Impot Res28, 161–166 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/ijir.2016.24
Lu Z, Lin G, Reed-Maldonado A, Wang C, Lee YC, Lue TF. Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment Improves Erectile Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Eur Urol. 2017 Feb;71(2):223-233. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2016.05.050. Epub 2016 Jun 16. PMID: 27321373.
Clavijo RI, Kohn TP, Kohn JR, Ramasamy R. Effects of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Sex Med. 2017 Jan;14(1):27-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.11.001. Epub 2016 Dec 13. PMID: 27986492.