Erectile dysfunction can have a lot of causes, both physical and mental. In all cases, it prevents a normal erection and a normal sex life. This also affects reproductive ability, so erectile dysfunction can impair one’s life. In the last years, researchers revealed that stem cells might provide a new type of treatment for erectile dysfunction. Here is what you need to know about it.
From treating injuries to treating erectile dysfunction
Stem Cell Therapy is now largely used to treat injuries, such as joint injuries, and to replace the damaged blood cells in a number of blood illnesses. Overall, stem cells therapy can be used to regenerate damaged cells in every type of tissue. This means the procedure can be used to treat erectile dysfunction, either on the long term, or permanently, depending on what caused it. One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is the low number of side effects, especially compared to other treatments.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
An erection takes place when the area is flooded with blood, and the nerves augment it. Most dysfunctions, up to 80%, are caused by insufficient blood flow, which prevents the body from maintaining a proper erection. Stem cells therapy can address this basic problem. Regular treatments for erectile dysfunction are based on vasodilators, which increase the blood flow and the risk of a stroke. These treatments only offer a temporary solution and are highly dangerous.
Stem cells therapy in erectile dysfunction
Stem cells therapy is effective in many conditions which affect the erection, including diabetes, low testosterone levels and penile cell tissue damage.
The use of stem cells can repair the damaged tissue and regenerate the affected area. We all have stem cells in our body and there are multiple types of stem cells, from embryonic to adult ones. Only the latter can be used to treat erectile dysfunction.
They are collected from the patient’s body, and then they are used to treat the damaged area. This procedure has low risks, which doesn’t use general anesthesia or cells from other persons, thus eliminating the risks of an allergic reaction.
What to expect after the stem cells therapy
After the stem cells therapy, you will notice an improvement in about two weeks. In the following months, your erection will continue to improve, and the result will last for multiple years. The treatment’s effectiveness depends on the patient’s lifestyle. Additional illnesses, weight fluctuations, smoking, and diet significantly impact the treatments’ effectiveness.
The pain involved in the procedure is minimal. Most patients receive local anesthesia, which makes the stem cells injection feels like a slight pressure. There is usually a local redness and soreness, which lasts for up to seven days. The patient can resume their daily regime right after the procedure.
Stem cells therapy provides a new type of treatment for erectile dysfunction, bringing long-lasting effects, minimal pain, and minimal side effects, which makes it a promising treatment for erectile dysfunction.