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Platelet Rich Plasma for Erectile Dysfunction
Many people believe that, as we age, sexual dysfunction is just a “fact of life.” In fact, we know that half – or more – of all men between the ages of 35 and 65 report either erectile dysfunction, another sexual wellness issue, or both.
In addition to the common physical issues, sexual dysfunction can, and, often, will place a great deal of emotional stress on an individual or relationship, magnifying the difficulty associated with the physical symptoms.
While sexual dysfunctions like these may affect a majority of men, age-related sexual dysfunction is not a condition we must just accept. There are multiple, proven, medical treatments available today that counteract the symptoms of age-related erectile dysfunction.
Erectile Dysfunction Symptoms
In all of us, as we age, normal changes occur in the phases of the sexual cycle. Men may need more time and stimulation to achieve erection, or may have difficulty maintaining an erection.
In many cases, these symptoms can be associated with other medical disorders, including:
● Cardiovascular Disease
● Peripheral Vascular Disease
● Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
In addition, some medications may affect sexual function. Medications such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants, as well as some antihypertensives, calcium channel blockers and beta blockers can adversely affect sexual function.
While pharmaceutical penile enhancement and Erectile Dysfunction treatments have proven effective for many men, some people simply cannot take popular medications such as Viagra, Levitra or Cialis. These medications are dangerous to men with certain medical conditions. This fact limits the number of men for whom pharmaceutical treatments are an option.
These men sometimes resort to over-the-counter supplements, hoping to find some relief. Many of these supplements have not been tested or approved by the FDA and most don’t work well, if at all.
The Effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma in Treating Erectile Dysfunction
Platelet Rich Plasma penile injection therapy (also commonly known as PRP shots) is a new, regenerative treatment option for erectile dysfunction. There is promising scientific data that shows the potential ability of PRP in regeneration of erectile tissue.
The potential benefits of PRP Therapy can include:
Increased sensation and pleasure
Restored intimacy in relationships
The Effectiveness of Stem Cells in Treating Pain
Regenerative medicine is a new area of medicine that uses stem cells to regenerate tissue and “turn the clock back” to a more active and fulfilling life. We specialize in orthopedic regenerative medicine which has a long history of success scientific studies show the benefit and success of stem cell therapy for joints and back. We practice the safest and most advanced techniques to bring relief to or patients. Our success rate is very high.
Adult stem cells possess several different qualities which allow them to be effective in the treatment of damaged joints. When used to treat pain caused by damaged joints, stem cells:
● Differentiate between and grow into bone, cartilage, tendons, and ligament cells
● Offer anti-inflammatory effects, which reduces further injury
● Recruit other cells necessary to increase cell growth in joints
● Inhibit cell death (apoptosis)
● Enrich blood supply, leading to more healthy tissue regeneration
Specifically, adipose stem cells are effective in treating Osteoarthritis; and bone marrow stem cells have beneficial in Rotator Cuff repair, treating Avascular Necrosis (AVN) in the hip, and assisting with bone union.
The success of these attributes depends on several different factors including disease severity, the type of stem cell used, the procedure chosen, and other factors specific to the patient. But, overall, up to 90 percent of our patients who elect stem cell therapy experience significant, long-term pain relief.