PRP treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction can be quite devasting and greatly reduces quality of life of many million men worldwide. Although the frequency may increase with age, it can be seen even in many young men. With insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, stress, anxiety, environmental toxins, overweight, obesity and many other factors on the rise all over the world it’s no wonder, more and more men are looking for treatments for erectile dysfunction or impotence. You can read more about erectile dysfunction below.
PRP treatment for erectile dysfunction to the rescue
PRP-treatment involves creating a solution of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) which contains a whole range of growth- and healing factor and then injecting the PRP into the penis to increase blood circulation among many other things. There is also a PRP procedure called a P-shot which is a branded version of treatment for erectile dysfunction.
The PRP treatment can be combined with a number of medication to enhance the results or otherwise boost the look and feel of the penis. This may include:
- A hyaluronic acid injection, which is a thick, clear gel that helps to plump up the penis.
- An alpha-lipoic acid injection, which is an antioxidant that may help to improve blood flow to the penis.
- Using calcium gluconate which can further boost the results
The PRP procedure is typically performed in a doctor’s office. PRP is injected into into the corpora cavernosa: These are two chambers or tubes that are filled with blood during an erection. The procedure takes around 30 minutes and is usually well-tolerated.
Some patients may experience bruising, swelling, and pain at the injection site. However, this temporary and usually goes away within few days. In rare cases, the procedure can also cause infection or bleeding. However, in our experience this is quite rate and we’ve not yet had any patients developing infection following the procedure.
PRP-treatment for erectile dysfunction may increase the risk of priapism, a condition in which the penis becomes erect and does not go down. This may require medical intervention for treatment.
Can you do PRP treatment to enhance your erection?
Even if your erection is otherwise normal, you can still do a PRP treatment to enhance the feel during the erection. Much like you can train your biceps to make them bigger or stronger, even if your biceps are otherwise normal.
In many men then hardness of the penis may decrease somewhat with age. Even if they otherwise have the same sex-drive and can maintain a satisfactory erection, the erection may not be the same quality as before. PRP treatment can help you get closer to the hardness that you had when you were younger.
Useful information about PRP-treatment for erectile dysfunction
If you are considering the P-Shot procedure, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits. They can help you decide if this is the right treatment for you.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about the P-Shot procedure:
- You may need 1-4 treatments before you see any results
- Results may come gradually over 1-8 weeks
- The effects of the procedure may last 3- 12 months.
When not to perform a PRP-treatment
Most men should be able to have the PRP treatment. However, the procedure may not be performed in cases of:
- A bleeding disorder or if the patient is taking blood thinners.
- Infection at the injection site.
- Allergy to any of the ingredients in the injections.
The P-Shot procedure is generally well-tolerated, but there are some potential side effects, including:
- Bruising, swelling, and pain at the injection site.
- Allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the injections.
The risk of serious side effects is very low. However, if you experience any of these side effects, talk to your doctor right away.
Want to know more about erectile dysfunction?
There is much more to ED than just PRP treatment. Let’s look at some other factors
Causes of Erectile dysfunction
Many factors may cause or contribute to the development of ED:
- Processed foods with a high content of carbohydrates and unhealthy fats
- High consumption of sugar
- Multiple deficiencies such as zinc, copper, magnesium, calcium, folate, niacin, vitamin D, omega 3 and many other deficiencies can play a major or minor role
- Age: Although age may play a role, it’s not fully clear if that is really as important as doctors and layman may assume. With age the accumulation of poor lifestyle choices may cause us to develop hypertension, heart disease, increased blood lipids, hormonal changes, sleep disturbances and many other conditions. Along with various medications these may increase the risk of ED. If we were to make better life style choices earlier in life, the frequency of ED may not increase with age.
- Medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure increase the risk of ED
- Medications such as blood pressure medications, heart medicines, antidepressants, pain killers, relaxants and many other medications can greatly impact on the risk of developing ED
- Smoking is known to increase the risk of ED
- Alcohol abuse and even moderat alcohol consumption can cause or contribute to the development of ED
- Stress is a major health factor and impacts on many more conditions than we give it credit for.
- Anxiety and depression can both reduce the desire for sex and they can impact negatively on the ability to get an erection or to maintain an erection
- Last, but certainly not least, relationship problems can affect your ability to get or maintain an erection. It’s hard to get in the mood or think about intimacy the partners have unresolved issues between them.
Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
Of course, there is PRP treatment for erectile dysfunction. However certain medicines, such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra) can also help to reduce ED. Other options include vacuum therapy and injections. In some cases, even surgery may be required.
However, common for all of these treatments are the focus on treatment of the symptom. Not the cause of the erection problems.
Are you ready to address your erectile dysfunction with PRP-treatment? Then do write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Funtional Medicine and ED
If you wish address the root cause of erectile dysfunction, then you may want to speak to a Functional Medicine Doctor. In Functional Medicine the focus is on un-covering underlying causes of disease rather than control of symptoms.
As mentioned, multiple factors may cause or contribute to the development of erectile dysfunction. With Functional Medicine we’ll focus on these factors an try to address those. This can be done parallel to addressing the symptom, erectile dysfunction with PRP-treatment.
Some of the treatment options that may be used in Functional Medicine include:
- Addressing lifestyle, including reducing processed foods, sugars and unhealthy fats
- Addressing nutrient deficiencies
- Weight loss
- Quitting smoking
- Reducing alcohol intake
- Exercising regularly
- Losing weight
- Managing stress
- Getting enough sleep
If you are suffering ED and want to address the underlying causes of your conditions then we suggest you speak to Dr Mazhar Hussain at www.drmazharhussain.com or write him on email@example.com