New Delhi: Around 40 percent of the world male population suffers from Erectile Dysfunction (ED) but there is a new treatment that has been researched to treat it. Low-intensity shock wave treatment (LIST) can be used to actually grow new blood vessels in the penis there by improving the sex life of many.

The shock treatment for ED recently profiled in European Urology doesn’t use electricity, but rather vibration. Low-intensity shock wave treatment (LIST) is the newest development in man’s age-old quest for boners, and it uses sound waves to actually grow new blood vessels in the penis. 

The primary reasons responsible for ED deals with the changes that occur in the muscle and vascular system in the penis: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, and hypertension being the root cause. An erection is basically a water balloon filled with blood instead of water. Blood fills the corpus cavernosum (the two spongy tissue sections running along either side of the penis), causing the penis to stand hard and proud.

Erectile dysfunction also has categories which vary from mild to medium and severe. There have been various developments made in this direction to improve the quality of sex lives of many and Low-intensity shock wave treatment (LIST) is an effort in the same direction.