Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition whereby a man has difficulty getting or maintaining an erection to engage in sexual intercourse.
Early results suggest that stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for erectile dysfunction after the procedure was found to restore sexual function in men with the condition. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases, around 12 percent of men under the age of 60, and 22 percent of men aged between 60 and 69 have ED.
High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, and prostate surgery are some of the physical conditions that can cause ED. Psychological issues – such as anxiety, stress, depression, and low self-esteem – can also contribute to ED. As a result, researchers are on the hunt for alternative treatments for ED, and stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising permanent solution.
We are pleased with the preliminary outcomes, especially as these men had previously seen no effect from traditional medical treatment and continue to have a good erectile function after 12 months follow-up, indicating that this might be a long-term solution. This suggests the possibility of therapeutic options for patients suffering from erectile dysfunction from other causes. What we have done establishes that this technique can lead to men recovering a spontaneous erection – in other words, without the use of other medicines, injections, or implants.
Stem cell therapy for ED is focused on affecting physical changes that can improve a patient’s quality of life. The stem cells are then processed in a state-of-the-art laboratory. In the lab, both the quantity and quality of the stem cells are measured. Typically this is an outpatient procedure, however, patients may stay for 2 nights in our facilities.