Pulsed Electromagnetic Stimulation Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Sexual health and function are important determinants of quality of life.
Erectile dysfunction is a significant and common medical problem.
An estimated 150 million men worldwide have some degree of ED,
and more than twice that many are expected to be affected by 2025.
National Institutes of Health defines ED as the inability to get
or keep an erection firm enough for satisfactory sexual intercourse.
The risk factors for ED are numerous and include a strong
link to cardiovascular disease.
Various treatment modalities for erectile dysfunction include
appropriate medical therapies including phosphodiesterase type-5
inhibitors and surgical intervention in men demonstrating a lack
of response to medical therapy via transurethral or intracavernosal
revascularization or penile prosthesis.
Pulsed electromagnetic stimulation therapy has gained interest in the field of
sexual medicine. Magnetic fields inadequate forms and doses can
increase oxygen uptake by the cell, enhance blood circulation and
reverse functional impairment.
The role of technology in the treatment of ED will be widened and more
options will be available in the years to come. The authors are presenting a case of
erectile dysfunction benefited with PEMST.
A 48-year-old married male patient from Jaipur belonging to
construction business presented with the complaints of difficulty
in achieving erections and soft erections since last 8-months.
He did not have morning or night time erections since last 8-months
and his last partly successful sexual exposure was 6-months back.
He is a smoker, non-diabetic and non-hypertensive.
Urol Androl Open J. 2021; 5(1): 7-9. doi: 10.17140/UAOJ-5-137