Did you know that 18% of men struggle with erectile dysfunction (ED)?
If you can’t have an erection or maintain the erection long enough for sex, you have erectile dysfunction (ED). It’s all too common for men to occasionally have erectile dysfunction, usually caused by temporary concerns like stress, fatigue, or relationship problems.
As the stress eases so does the ED.
But when these concerns become long term, what do you do?
How is erectile dysfunction treated?
Most treatments involve medications, penile implants and those commercials that tell you, “If your erection lasts more than 4 hours, please seek medical attention.” Sounds super safe and not to mention, who wants to tell their partner to ‘sit tight’ in the heat of the moment so you can take a pill and wait for it to take affect! And penile implants? Yea, no thanks.
Like all prescription medications, those used for erectile dysfunction pose the risk of side effects, such as headaches, muscle aches, and vision changes. All men deserve a satisfying sex life, but if you’re like most, you prefer to avoid medications and invasive surgery.
What do we offer that could be better?
As a regenerative medicine specialist, our physician, Dr. Cherukupally offers safe, effective options. If your erectile dysfunction is related to low testosterone, you can receive bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Otherwise, you can regain strong erections with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Let’s break those 2 down.
How does testosterone affect ED?
Men experience a natural decline in their reproductive hormone levels, namely testosterone. As well, some men have health conditions that can affect their hormone levels. However the deficit occurred, it can leave you with many of the following symptoms of low T, the common name for low testosterone levels.
- Loss of muscle mass
- Erectile dysfunction
- Lowered libido
- Increase in fat
- Thinning hair
- Mood changes
At Regenerative Sport, Spine, and Spa we make every effort to provide the most natural way of increasing hormone levels without chemically inducing an improvement in hormone levels. These usually is in the form of a pellet implant that is absorbed in the body over a period of 4-6 months - no daily injections.
How does PRP improve erectile dysfunction?
Platelets are naturally in your blood. Whenever you’re injured, these cells travel to the damaged tissues and release growth factors, which activate and accelerate healing.
Growth factors reduce inflammation, produce new blood vessels, and stimulate a vast range of cellular healing activities. They also recruit stem cells capable of regenerating collagen, blood vessels, and other tissues needed to restore your ability to have erections.
At Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa, Dr. Cherukupally creates PRP by taking a sample of your blood and using a centrifuge to mechanically separate and concentrate the platelets in a small amount of plasma (the liquid part of your blood). After applying a topical numbing cream, she carefully injects PRP into your penis.
The boost of growth factors treats erectile dysfunction, improving the strength and firmness of erections while restoring the overall health of your penis.
If you’re ready to restore your sex life, call the office or request an appointment online to learn more about effective regenerative medicine options for ED.