New Stem Cell Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction
By Dr. Martinez-Castrillon MD, Cardiology at Stem Cell Miami
Did you know that erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs in at least 40% in males 40 years of age or older? Unfortunately, it only gets worse from there, increasing in prevalence up until almost 70% for ages 65 and older!
Many would clearly attest that sex is very much at the top of anyone’s life essentials list of things they enjoy most. Research consistently shows that between 80 and 90 percent of men view sex as the most important aspect of their marriage/relationship. Sadly, then we are faced with the realization that once we turn over 40 years old, many start physically having problems in this area. However, It is not normal for so many males to have ED as they age and looking into the latest data about the causes of ED, we have found that more than 84% of ED related issues comes down to vascular flow related problems.
While many will seek the help of an urologist when appropriate, there are a myriad of causes for ED and in many cases, the final common pathway for the large majority seems to be that blood flow into their penis becomes insufficient and re-establishing it improves ED. This is why a cardiovascular specialist might greatly help, since the issue at hand may be about blood flow for most individuals.
Drugs like Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and others that improve temporarily blood flow into the penis can help and we have seen great improvement in successfully helping many with ED by using these drugs now for about 15 years. Unfortunately, these drugs are also plagued by their short acting nature and the inconvenience of having to take a pill in order to be able to have sex, which is extremely discouraging to many.
Enter Stem Cell therapy! The extensive data from using Autologous Adult Stem Cells to treat ED for the past 10 years is consistent in its results, with over 82% response in restoring pre-ED sexual satisfaction. This procedure improves both the initiation of the erection and sustaining it to climax. Stem Cells can re-grow blood vessels (angiogenesis) and this is why it works so well for this application. Stem cells injected into the penis would even also improve some patients with nerve damage as their ED cause.
So is this a complicated or dangerous procedure to do? The answer would be no, Autologous Adult Stem Cell auto- transplantation is a long name but the procedure is done rather quickly (and ambulatory) that usually takes less than 3 hours from beginning to end. We collect the stem cells using our acclaimed signature procedure from your own fat and/or bone marrow and the entire process is performed with local anesthesia / sedation and usually takes about 20 minutes to complete. Once we have our fat or bone marrow blood sample, we process it and at the end we are usually able to yield about 5-10 million viable stem cells. These cells are not manipulated or changed in any way. These cells are yours and therefore no concern for immune reactions when re-injected.
From there, we proceed to inject them into your penis, in the corpora cavernosa, the main blood chamber of your penis. This is done sonography guided and only after we numb your pudendal nerve at its distal end (thus no fear of pain gentleman!) and for most, two lines of 4 injection points would suffice. The whole procedure usually takes only a couple of hours.
In addition, these innovative Stem Cell Treatments provide zero disruption to work (or any lengthy downtime), as you get to go home right after the procedure and can usually return to work the next day. You will feel some local swelling and discomfort after, but should not keep you from your routine. This discomfort goes away completely after about 72 hours and you can resume having sex then, although the full results of the procedure will only start to be reported at about 8-12 weeks out for most.
So if you have ED and currently use drugs like Viagra, Cialis and or Levitra with success, this only confirms that Stem Cell injections will work for you since this is exactly what these drugs do “temporarily” but Stem Cells can improve the condition permanently with no more pills or a penile implant! So come talk to us and see if these innovative treatments are something that can help with your ED.
For more information on the wide array of amazing Regenerative Medicine Procedures that we offer at Stem Cell Miami (with offices in Miami & Beverly Hills) please call us 1-855-598-CELL or (305) 598-7777 to schedule your complimentary evaluation. You can also visit us at www.stemcellmia.com follow us on: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.
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