ABOUT INTRACAVERNOUS PHARMACOTHERAPY (ICP TREATMENT)
Intracavernous pharmacotherapy has a long and established track record of successfully treating erectile dysfunction in men; in fact, it was approved for treatment long before many of the common, oral medications. ICP continues to be a very popular form of treatment, especially for men with medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart diseases that often cannot take oral medications. It is also a treatment of choice for the percentage of men that experience side effects from such medications.
ICP is also frequently recommended by physicians for men who suffer from premature ejaculation. ICP can help men maintain a firm erection even after climax, helping them to last longer and fully satisfy their partners during intercourse.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Normal erections are the result of an increase of blood flow into the two arteries in the penis, known as the corpora cavernosa. When the penis is engorged with blood it becomes elongated and stiffened for penetration. Men with erectile dysfunction are often unable to get proper blood flow to the penis, as a result of either psychological factors, physical factors, or both.
ICP involves a very small injection of vasodilators into the spongy penile tissue. The vasodilators expand the arteries in the penis and allow for greater blood flow which, in turn, creates strong and lasting erections. Physicians that use The Boston Method® are able to adjust the levels of vasodilators for each patient depending on their personal condition, and they have had great success even when other treatment options have not shown results.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
ICP treatments result in healthy, natural-feeling erections that can last up to 60 minutes with each treatment application. One notable difference is that ICP-induced erections do not subside after ejaculation, but rather only after the medicine wears off.
Patients often report that the injection itself is virtually painless given that there are very few nerve endings at the base of the penis. Physicians often liken the feeling to pinching the extra skin on the end of an elbow, which is another area where there are few nerve endings. During the consultation, some men are even unaware that that they have been administered treatment until afterward when the doctor told them!
WHAT DO DOCTORS SAY ABOUT ICP?
ICP is well regarded by the physician community and is noted for its record of safety, quality, and highly-effective results. ICP treatments have seen a resurgent popularity in the last decade, especially for men who cannot take oral medications because of other medical conditions or because of the side effects. As with any condition or treatment option, it is important to talk to a qualified medical professional. For men’s sexual health concerns, physicians that use The Boston Method® are some of the most experienced and highly-regarded experts available.