We’ve written extensively in the past about how the EMSELLA chair has been used extensively as a non-invasive treatment for urinary incontinence in the past, and how it has helped countless Australians gain back control on what can often be an embarrassing and unspoken condition. What doesn’t get a lot of press is how the same treatment can be used to help treat erectile dysfunction in men.
Understanding erectile dysfunction
According to the Mayo Clinic in the United States, erectile dysfunction is a complicated issue can be brought on from a number of root causes, ranging from:
- Nerve issues
- Muscle issues
- Blood vessels
Often these occur in combination and the resulting anxiety and complicate this further. While a number of these physical issues can be treated with improving cardiovascular health through exercise and dieting, more complicated issues that are caused by pelvic floor issues that may have come as a result of surgery will require a more focused treatment to help the pelvic floor, particularly following prostate surgery and radiation therapy.
Weak pelvic floor muscles are one of the largest causes of erectile dysfunction as this can prevent or hinder blood flow to the region. While the physical effects are often documented, erectile dysfunction can bring about a large number of psychological issues such as low self-esteem, anticipatory anxiety before sexual acts and even depression if the issue continues in the long-term. This can cause rifts in relationships where intimacy is no-longer possible, with sexual frustration potentially causing resentment to linger and potentially the final breakdown of long-lasting partnerships.
How EMSELLA can treat erectile dysfunction
The EMSELLA chair, which also treats urinary incontinence, uses electromagnetic contractions to stimulate the pelvic floor of the patient. Kegel exercises are often recommended as a treatment for erectile dysfunction in men as they target the muscles at the bottom of the pelvis that support the pelvic organs, helping to greatly improve blood flow to the pelvic muscles. What the chair does is it uses on average 11,000 Kegel contractions of the course of a 30-minute treatment. Stimulation of the pelvic floor in this way is designed to help improve blood flow to the area and will greatly improve the chance of naturally achieving an erection without the need for drug intervention, such as widely used impotence pills Viagra or Cialis.
While male patients are likely to experience some improvement after a single session, it is generally recommended that patients continue this for 4 to 6 treatments to see a long-lasting improvement for their erectile dysfunction. Positively, there are no risks or side effects that will be felt as a result of this treatment.
The benefits of using EMSELLA for erectile dysfunction
There are a number of benefits for benefits associated with using EMSELLA for erectile dysfunction, including:
- The treatment process is drug-free and non-invasive, and the patient remains clothed throughout the entire process. In addition, the treatment is pain free and free from any additional side effects.
- There is no recovery period required following the EMSELLA treatment, which is a relief in instances where patients may have gone through long periods of recovery following prostate surgery and radiotherapy treatment.
- The treatment is low impact, with the patient only needing to remain seated during the entire process. This is fantastic in instances where the patient may not be able to physically perform Kegel exercises due to weakness following periods of illness (although you would be working out for months to achieve the same results).
- The EMSELLA device can also treat other pelvic floor issues such as urinary incontinence that can also occur as a side effect from prostate surgery and other associated prostate issues.
Often joked about in popular media, erectile dysfunction is a debilitating issue that can cause a number of unspoken psychological effects that greatly impact an individual’s enjoyment of life. EMSELLA can greatly improve blood flow to the pelvic region and should absolutely be considered as a fantastic, non-surgical method for improving performance in this area.