Shock Treatment for ED to replace medications?

Dec 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured, Impotence News

Scientists are now studying shock treatments as therapy for Erectile Dysfunction.   According to this article on MSNBC, scientists are now discovering that there may be a biological way to stimulate more blood vessels and blood flow to the penis to overcome the cardiovascular causes of male impotence.

“Cardiovascular problems are responsible for approximately 80 percent of patients with erectile dysfunction, so that’s a huge amount of patients,” Vardi explained.

Their initial study was with 20 men in their 50’s who volunteered to try the therapy for a few weeks.  15 of the men saw progress.  That said, the study isn’t for everyone – men who have erectile dysfunction due to hormones, neurological conditions or psychological problems aren’t likely to see improvements from shock therapy.

“This is only the beginning — we need to understand much better what is happening,” Vardi said. “We also want to see how long this response will stand — is it forever, one year, two years, six months? We know that at three months, it stays the same.”

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