Erectile Dysfunction

 

Most men will tell you that their penis is the most important organ in his body. Of course, while this is not exactly true for everyday physiologic survival, proper and reliable function of the penis plays a large role in intimate relationships. Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection and/or concerns about penile size, shape and curvature, with or without pain, can affect one’s self-esteem and create significant stress between partners.

 

What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It’s also sometimes referred to as impotence.

Occasional ED isn’t uncommon. Many men experience it during times of stress. Frequent ED can be a sign of health problems that need treatment. It can also be a sign of emotional or relationship difficulties that may need to be addressed by a medical professional.

Not all male sexual problems are caused by ED. Other types of male sexual dysfunction include:

    • Premature ejaculation
    • Delayed or absent ejaculation
    • Lack of interest in sex

 

Typical Symptoms of ED

    • Trouble getting an erection
    • Trouble keeping an erection
    • Reduced sexual desire

 

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

ED can result from health problems, emotional issues, or from both. Some known risk factors are:

    • Being over age 50
    • Having high blood sugar (Diabetes)
    • Having high blood pressure
    • Having cardiovascular disease
    • Having high cholesterol
    • Smoking
    • Using drugs or drinking too much alcohol
    • Being obese
    • Lacking exercise

 

Even though ED becomes more common as men age, growing old is not always going to cause ED. Some men stay sexually functional into their 80s. ED can be an early sign of a more serious health problem. Finding and treating the reason for ED is a vital first step.

 

How Many Men Does ED Affect?

More than 18 million men in the United States over age 20 are affected by erectile dysfunction, according to a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The prevalence of erectile dysfunction was strongly linked with age, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and a lack of physical activity. The findings also indicate that lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and measures to prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes, may also prevent decreased erectile function.

Acoustic Wave Therapy For ED

 

Acoustic Wave therapy uses energy from acoustic waves to trigger a process called neovascularization in certain parts of the body. When neovascularization occurs, new blood vessels form. This helps improve blood flow to the region. It is a non-invasive procedure that uses pulse waves to improve blood flow to the penis and to boost sexual performance. It’s a safe and effective treatment that is drug free, surgery free, totally non-invasive, performed in-office and provides long-lasting results.

Acoustic wave therapy was initially introduced to the field of medicine in the 1980s as a means for treating kidney stones and it is still used today.  Since that time, shock wave treatment has been used for its regenerative properties with success in the treatment of a multitude of medical conditions including tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, fat reduction, wrist pain, shoulder pain, epicondylitis, non-healing wounds and more.   The shock wave is an acoustic wave that carries energy through a medium in a noninvasive manner.  When Li-ESWT is used on an organ it delivers energy via its acoustic wave to that tissue resulting in a cascade of biological reactions including the release of growth factors resulting in neovascularization i.e. growth and improvement in blood supply.

 

What are the benefits?

    • Enhances Erections
    • Improves Sexual Performance
    • Increases Sensation in the Penis
    • More Spontaneous Erections
    • Better Orgasms

 

More facts

    • Acoustic Wave therapy effects have been medically proven to last 2- 3 years.
    • This therapy has been used in Europe for more than 15 years with great success.
    • There are little or no known side effects.
    • There have been multiple studies that verify the effectiveness of the shock wave treatment used in Acoustic Wave therapy.

 

Acoustic Wave Therapy is also very effective for men that do not have ED. If you are looking to take your sexual performance to the next level, this is the right treatment for you!

Explore some of these clinical studies below:

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for ED

 

What is PRP?

The term PRP applies to a wide variety of similar, but quite different preparations made from blood platelets. Platelets are the little packets of growth factors and other natural healing molecules that help clot your blood. So if you were to get a paper cut, they would both stop the blood flow and also release healing growth factors to help get the local cells on course to heal the skin.

PRP is created by centrifuging the whole blood drawn from an arm vein (or anywhere else) and concentrating the platelets in the serum. The idea is that more of a good thing is better than less.

 

What is the P-Shot®?

The P-shot® is the injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the erectile tissue of the penis. PRP is a concentrate of your own blood prepared by removing the red blood cells and preserving platelets which are small fragments of cells that involved in forming blood clots. When activated, platelets release a variety of growth factors that induce new tissue formation including, but not limited to, blood vessel formation (neovascularization). Introduction of PRP into the erectile tissue therefore brings about both structural changes and new blood vessel formation.

 

Benefits of the P-Shot®:

    • Enhanced sensitivity
    • Improved blood flow to the area
    • Increased sexual stamina
    • Stronger and firmer erections
    • Increased length and girth of your penis
    • Fewer chances of premature ejaculation

 

P-Wave

By combining Acoustic Wave therapy treatment with the P-Shot®, it has been found that men increase their success rates significantly by taking advantage of the benefits of both treatments in tandem.

The P-Shot® and P-Wave are also very effective for men that do not have ED. If you are looking to take your sexual performance to the next level, this is the right treatment for you!

Stem Cells

 

Stem cell therapy is an innovative therapeutic approach for erectile dysfunction. Stem cells have the innate ability to restore and renew damaged cells. Adipose derived Mesenchymal stem cells are particularly adept at restoring blood vessels and veins to a functioning state and can therefore be very useful in treating patients with Erectile Dysfunction. Studies have shown that the use of stem cell therapy for ED has proven to be the new and effective choice in ED treatment, helping men everywhere to reach their sexual confidence once again.

With renewed blood vessels, men can achieve harder and longer erections as well as improved sensation for a reinvigorated sexual experience. Men will be able to perform better, more often and with more ability and enthusiasm.

Our bodies are made up of different cells and tissue: blood cells, epithelial cells, connective tissue, neurons (brain), muscle cells, lung cells, etc. These cells provide a specific purpose and are known as specialized stem cells.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an example of tissue or ‘adult’ stem cells. They are ‘multipotent’, meaning they can produce more than one type of specialized cell of the body, but not all types. MSCs make the different specialized cells found in the skeletal tissues.

 

How Do Stem Cells Treat Erectile Dysfunction?

All stem cells carry three properties:

    • They are unspecialized
    • They can become specialized
    • They can continuously divide to generate new cells

 

These properties, when applied to an area of the body, allow for the newly introduced stem cells to take on the function of surrounding cells. This addresses the deteriorating effects of aging. When applied to the groin, stem cells provide men with these key benefits:

    • Improved blood flow
    • Longer and stronger erections
    • Improved sensation

Peyronies Disease Treatment

 

Acoustic Wave Therapy and PRP have been proven to make significant improvement in Peyronies Disease by breaking down the scar tissue, straightening out the penis and alleviating pain.

Peyronie’s disease is where plaques (segments of flat scar tissue) form under the skin of the penis. These plaques can cause the penis to bend or become indented during erections. The plaques can often be felt through the skin and can also be painful.

Most men with Peyronie’s disease can still have sex. But for some, it can be painful and cause erectile dysfunction.

 

Depending on the symptoms you can see significant improvement with Acoustic Wave therapy and PRP.

 

What Causes Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s disease is likely caused by minor injury to the penis. (See penile trauma.) This type of damage is most often caused by vigorous sex (such as bending the penis during penetration or pressure from a partner’s pubic bone), though it can also be caused by sports or other accidents. Injury to the tunica albuginea may result in scar tissue forming in the cells (fibrosis). This scar tissue then forms the plaque of Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s disease is the result of a problem in the way the body heals wounds.

 

What Are the Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease?

Sometimes plaques form that go all the way around the penis. These plaques most often don’t cause curving but may cause the shaft of the penis to narrow like the neck of a bottle (sometimes called “bottle-necking” or “waisting”). In bad cases, the plaque may collect calcium and become very hard, almost like a bone. Men may also notice that their penis has shrunk or gotten shorter.

 

Other signs that you may have Peyronie’s disease are:

    • bent/curved penis
    • lumps in the penis
    • painful erections
    • soft erections
    • having trouble with sex because of a bent/curved penis

 

How Do Doctors Diagnose Peyronie’s Disease?

Tell your doctor about anything, such as an injury, that happened before the symptoms started.