If you’re struggling with low libido, painful intercourse, erectile dysfunction, or something else that’s interfering with your sex life, keep reading. Dr. Pallavi Cherukupally here at Regenerative Sport, Spine & Spa wants you to know about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and how it can improve your sex life.
What is PRP therapy?
PRP therapy involves using your own blood to heal your body’s tissues. It’s been used for a variety of conditions, including muscle strains, sprains, hair loss, arthritis, and yes … sexual dysfunction. If you’re wondering how one treatment can work for so many varying conditions, here’s what you need to know:
During a PRP treatment, Dr. Cherukupally spins your blood in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the rest of your blood. She then makes the PRP solution and injects it into your body at the treatment site. Platelets contain special proteins called growth factors, which are essential for generating new body tissue and helping wounds heal.
Because growth factors work on any type of body tissue, PRP therapy can successfully treat many injuries and conditions.
PRP therapy for erectile dysfunction
Nearly half of all 40-year-old men experience mild-to-moderate erectile dysfunction (ED), and the percentage just keeps climbing higher with age. ED can arise from a number of factors, including emotional and psychological complications and the more well-known physical complications.
If you have ED that isn’t related to emotional or psychological factors, PRP therapy can change your sex life for the better. PRP injections can restore the function of penile nerves and arteries, the two most important factors in achieving and maintaining an erection.
If your ED is related to mental health, ask Dr. Cherukupally about a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in sex and relationships.
PRP therapy for vaginal atrophy
PRP can improve women’s sex lives, too. Vaginal atrophy refers to the thinning of vaginal walls, which can result in laxity, vaginal dryness, recurring infections, pain during intercourse, and other unpleasant symptoms. In most women who experience atrophy, it starts after menopause, but it can affect premenopausal women as well.
In the case of vaginal atrophy, PRP therapy stimulates the healing of the vaginal tissue to rejuvenate the vaginal walls. The results? Tighter vaginal walls, plumper labia, reduced risk of infections, and no more pain during sex.
Getting started with PRP therapy
The first step to using PRP to improve your sex life is to consult with Dr. Cherukupally. During your initial consultation, Dr. Cherukupally asks about your health history, current symptoms or complications, and your sex life. Don’t hold back, even if you feel embarrassed. Tell Dr. Cherukupally everything you know so she can determine the best treatment for you.
If Dr. Cherukupally determines that PRP could help you, she’ll develop a treatment plan for you to consider. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call Regenerative Sport, Spine & Spa at 407-205-1307 or request an appointment online.