I read the following in an article from a Facebook page for a clinic in the Lebanon region, and I am trying to know if this choice is good or not?:

Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy, or ESWT, is a relatively new treatment for erectile dysfunction that is non-drug, non-surgical and without adverse side effects. It is the same therapy as used in orthopedics, urology and cardiology and which at higher energies is used to break up kidney stones, known as Lithotripsy. The indication for erectile dysfunction has been approved for use in Europe, most countries in the Middle East and South America as well as in Canada.

Is That Correct?

Is ShockWave Useful for ED or not?

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    Welcome to MedicalSciences.SE. Can you please provide details of where you read this? – Chris Rogers Oct 11 '18 at 23:41
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    @ChrisRogers Given articles like this, I think he gets a pass on proving prior research. – Carey Gregory Oct 12 '18 at 4:27
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    @CareyGregory - That article was not mentioned in the question until you put it in there. – Chris Rogers Oct 12 '18 at 6:53
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    @ChrisRogers & CareyGregory actually, the article from a Facebook page for a clinic in Lebanon region, and I am trying to know if this choice is good or not? – Mike Darwish Oct 12 '18 at 8:19
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    @MikeDarwish - Thanks for clarifying things. I have edited your question to reflect the details you provided. Can you please [edit your question] to provide a link to the article? – Chris Rogers Oct 12 '18 at 8:43

The results of our studies, which also included a double-blind randomized control trial, confirm that LI-ESWT generates a significant clinical improvement of erectile function and a significant improvement in penile hemodynamics without any adverse effects

Gruenwald, I., Appel, B., Kitrey, N. D., & Vardi, Y. (2013). Shockwave treatment of erectile dysfunction. Therapeutic Advances in Urology, 5(2), 95–99. doi: 10.1177/1756287212470696

Also available from NCBI: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3607492/

Ps, personal advice, dont trust fb articles unless they are linked to reliable sources (e.g. .org .gov etc)

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