Stem Cells for Erectile Dysfunction
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Are you or your partner suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED)? In the US alone, approximately 30 million men suffer from differing degrees of ED. This problem is starting to exist in epidemic numbers and can seriously affect the quality of life of men and their partners. Fortunately, peer-reviewed studies have been showing that stem cell therapy for erectile dysfunction represents a viable treatment option.
Erectile dysfunction is starting to exist in epidemic numbers and can seriously affect the quality of life.
Causes & Characteristics of Erectile Dysfunction
The most prevalent causes relate to diabetes, post-surgical issues following prostate surgery, heart disease and high blood pressure.
While previously, erectile dysfunction was believed to be primarily due to psychological causes, this is no longer the case. Currently, the vast majority of cases have been attributed to an underlying organic disease. The most prevalent causes of erectile dysfunction are due to the effects of diabetes, post-surgical issues following prostate surgery and patients suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure.
Erectile dysfunction affects nearly 10 percent of all men. It can present as an inability to achieve an erection or maintain an erection long enough to have intercourse or achieve orgasm. Erection of the penis is a hemodynamic action in the tissue of the corpus cavenosum, the erectile tissue forming the bulk of the penis.
Erectile dysfunction may result from the inability to fill the erectile tissue with blood, or failure to store the necessary blood in volume in the erectile tissue. Stem cell therapies address the defects at all stages of the erectile process.
Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction
Drugs are only partially effective in treating certain types of erectile dysfunction.Many erectile dysfunction sufferers have had success utilizing phosphodiesterase type 5 medications, such as Viagra, Levitra or Cialis. Unfortunately, these drugs are only partially effective in treating certain types of erectile dysfunction. Most specifically those with diabetes mellitus and surgical-induced cavernous nerve injury, which is common in radical prostate surgery.
Alternative treatment options that can specifically address the underlying cause of the disease are very desirable. Some of the best clinical strategies available in the treatment of erectile dysfunction are the use of autologous adult stem cell therapies and shock wave treatment for ED.
Thirty-five studies have demonstrated the use of stem cells injected into the corpus cavernosum portion of the penis for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. All studies reported better erectile function following stem cell injections, and the majority also reported improved muscle, endothelium and/or nerves in the erectile tissue.
Treatment should address the underlying causes of erectile dysfunction.
How Stem Cells for Erectile Dysfunction Work
Patient’s own stem cells and growth factors help regenerate erectile tissue and improve erections, sexual performance and penis size.
Stem cell therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction utilizes both the patient’s own stem cells and growth factors to achieve a natural male enhancement that helps regenerate erectile tissue and improve erections, sexual performance and penis size. A combination of the patient’s own sources of these cell and growth factors are used to achieve maximum effect.
The largest reservoir of stem cells is found in adipose (fat) tissue. Besides adipose-derived cells, additional stem cells and growth factors are sourced from bone marrow concentrate. The procedure consists of two parts:
- The harvest of adipose-derived stem cells using a high-tech liposuction device to comfortably extract the fat tissue.
- Bone marrow is harvested from the iliac crest.
Once we extract the two components, they are processed in our lab through a centrifuge process. The last step in the process is the virtually painless injection performed by Dr. Brandt. The injection is expertly placed with a micro needle to the specific locations. The procedure does not require a general anesthetic; it only requires local anesthesia and light sedation.
What Results to Expect from Stem Cells for ED
Results typically start to be apparent in 6-16 weeks. Then they continue to progressively improve for months following your procedure.Your three-hour procedure is performed in an outpatient setting with very little post-procedural pain or recovery time. Results typically start to be apparent in 6-16 weeks . Then they continue to progressively improve for 6-12 months following the stem cell procedure.
Recovering the ability to initiate and maintain an erection capable of sexual function is an enormous boost both physically and psychologically to erectile dysfunction sufferers.
Individual patient results may vary. Please contact us today to find out if stem cell therapy may be able to help you.