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ISRAEL: Shockwave therapy may provide "revolutionary" cure for erectile dysfunction

Israeli researches say shock waves may cure erectile dysfunction (ED) a condition they say affects 40 percent of men between the ages of 40 to 70. Professor Yoram Vardi, head of the neuro-urology unit at Rambam medical centre in Haifa, Israel, tested a low-frequency shockwave treatment on 20 men suffering from ED. Vardi says he was sceptical at the beginning of the trial but the results soon proved to be 'unbelievable'. "The shock wave therapy is a sound energy produced by a machine, that enters...

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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (RECENT) (REUTERS) COUPLE WALKING DOWN TEL AVIV STREET MAN SITTING AT CAFE TWO YOUNG MEN SITTING IN CAFE HAIFA, ISRAEL (RECENT) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF RAMBAM MEDICAL CENTRE DOCTOR TURNING ON OMNISPEC MACHINE WHICH PRODUCES SHOCK WAVES VARIOUS OF DOCTOR DEMONSTRATING SHOCKWAVE THERAPY TO MAN LYING ON HOSPITAL BED OMNISPEC SCREEN SHOWING AMOUNT OF SHOCKWAVES APPLIED DOCTOR DEMONSTRATING SHOCKWAVE THERAPY ON MAN CLOSE OF DOCTOR MORE OF DOCTOR DEMONSTRATING SHOCKWAVE THERAPY ON MAN DOCTOR TURNING OMNISPEC MACHINE OFF PROFESSOR YORAM VARDI WHO CONDUCTED PILOT STUDY OF SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT FOR ED, SITTING AT COMPUTER COMPUTER SCREEN SHOWING GRAPHIC OF SHOCKWAVE APPLIED TO PENIS (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROFESSOR YORAM VARDI WHO CONDUCTED PILOT STUDY OF SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT FOR ED, SAYING: "The shock wave therapy is a sound energy produced by a machine, that enters the tissue and probably increasing or changing something in the vasculature of the tissue and by that ...

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (RECENT) (REUTERS) COUPLE WALKING DOWN TEL AVIV STREET MAN SITTING AT CAFE TWO YOUNG MEN SITTING IN CAFE HAIFA, ISRAEL (RECENT) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF RAMBAM MEDICAL CENTRE DOCTOR TURNING ON OMNISPEC MACHINE WHICH PRODUCES SHOCK WAVES VARIOUS OF DOCTOR DEMONSTRATING SHOCKWAVE THERAPY TO MAN LYING ON HOSPITAL BED OMNISPEC SCREEN SHOWING AMOUNT OF SHOCKWAVES APPLIED DOCTOR DEMONSTRATING SHOCKWAVE THERAPY ON MAN CLOSE OF DOCTOR MORE OF DOCTOR DEMONSTRATING SHOCKWAVE THERAPY ON MAN DOCTOR TURNING OMNISPEC MACHINE OFF PROFESSOR YORAM VARDI WHO CONDUCTED PILOT STUDY OF SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT FOR ED, SITTING AT COMPUTER COMPUTER SCREEN SHOWING GRAPHIC OF SHOCKWAVE APPLIED TO PENIS (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROFESSOR YORAM VARDI WHO CONDUCTED PILOT STUDY OF SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT FOR ED, SAYING: "The shock wave therapy is a sound energy produced by a machine, that enters the tissue and probably increasing or changing something in the vasculature of the tissue and by that increasing the blood flow to this organ."

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HAIFA, ISRAEL (RECENT) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROFESSOR YORAM VARDI WHO CONDUCTED PILOT STUDY OF SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT FOR ED, SAYING: "This will be the first treatment who can reverse, or can cure, a chronic problem, a chronic problem of erection. All the other treatments that we have today like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra, are treatments that are given only for one time and when they finish and they stop to take the medication, the problem is still there," TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (RECENT) (REUTERS) UNIDENTIFIED ISRAELI ENGINEER WHO TOOK PART IN PROFESSOR VARDI'S PILOT STUDY, WALKING ALONG PATH (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED ISRAELI ENGINEER WHO TOOK PART IN PROFESSOR VARDI'S PILOT STUDY, SAYING: "It was a vicious cycle in which my sexual life was deteriorating and I couldn't find a way out of it. Both me and my wife suffered quite a lot from that." ENGINEER SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED ISRAELI ENGINEER WHO TOOK PART IN PROFESSOR VARDI'S PILOT STUDY, SAYING: "At ...

HAIFA, ISRAEL (RECENT) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROFESSOR YORAM VARDI WHO CONDUCTED PILOT STUDY OF SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT FOR ED, SAYING: "This will be the first treatment who can reverse, or can cure, a chronic problem, a chronic problem of erection. All the other treatments that we have today like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra, are treatments that are given only for one time and when they finish and they stop to take the medication, the problem is still there," TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (RECENT) (REUTERS) UNIDENTIFIED ISRAELI ENGINEER WHO TOOK PART IN PROFESSOR VARDI'S PILOT STUDY, WALKING ALONG PATH (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED ISRAELI ENGINEER WHO TOOK PART IN PROFESSOR VARDI'S PILOT STUDY, SAYING: "It was a vicious cycle in which my sexual life was deteriorating and I couldn't find a way out of it. Both me and my wife suffered quite a lot from that." ENGINEER SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED ISRAELI ENGINEER WHO TOOK PART IN PROFESSOR VARDI'S PILOT STUDY, SAYING: "At the moment I can get easily a very strong erect penis and it truly seems to be helping." HAIFA, ISRAEL (RECENT) (REUTERS) UNIDENTIFIED ISRAELI PSYCHOLOGIST WHO TOOK PART IN PROFESSOR VARDI'S PILOT STUDY, WALKING ALONG PATH (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED ISRAELI PSYCHOLOGIST WHO TOOK PART IN PROFESSOR VARDI'S PILOT STUDY, WALKING ALONG PATH, SAYING: "I mean it made me very vulnerable, very insecure about my ability to have sex, about my ability to meet women, to make relationships. It really, really, really affected my life in a negative way." PSYCHOLOGIST SPEAKING WITH BACK TO CAMERA SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED ISRAELI PSYCHOLOGIST WHO TOOK PART IN PROFESSOR VARDI'S PILOT STUDY, SAYING: "I feel much more secure now that I can function, I can perform sexually when needed. I'm much less dependent on pills, and it improved gradually a few months after treatment." TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (RECENT) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF COUPLES HOLDING HANDS, WALKING ALONG TEL AVIV STREET COUPLE EMBRACING EACH OTHER, WALKING AWAY

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