Shock Wave Therapy for ED Might Lose Effectiveness Over Time
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Low-intensity shock wave therapy (LIST) may help men with ED in the short term, but long-term results are mixed, according to new research.
The study involved 156 men with ED who received 9 weeks of LIST. One month following treatment, 64% were responding. But 24 months later, just over half of the responders still had positive outcomes.
Men with severe ED at baseline and those with diabetes were the least likely to respond at the 24-month follow-up point.
Shock wave therapy is still an experimental treatment with inconsistent protocols and outcomes, experts say.
More details, including the authors' thoughts on why these results occurred, are available here.
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