Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction (impotence), you are not alone. This common issue affects many men all over the country and world. About 30 million men in the United States suffer from erectile dysfunction, and it is estimated that nearly 50% of men between the ages of 35 and 65 will suffer from either erectile dysfunction or other sexual wellness issues. There are many factors that may contribute to male erectile dysfunction, including medications, illnesses, alcohol, poor blood flow and others. Many men experiencing ED can still experience orgasms and father a child, but these things become more difficult.
Erectile dysfunction is not an inevitable factor as you age, and you do not need to learn to live with it! In most cases, ED can be overcome.
Erectile Dysfunction Can Mean Different Things:*
- You are unable to get an erection at all
- You can occasionally get an erection, but not consistently
- You are able to sustain an erection briefly, but not long enough for satisfying sex
Symptoms Treated by PRP:
- Male erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Sexual performance affected by enlarged prostate, surgery, diabetes, or medication
Speak with one of our providers to see if PRP treatment is for you.
*Most men will experience an inability to get or keep an erection at one time or another, and this does not necessarily indicate erectile dysfunction. ED is indicated by consistent inability to get or keep an erection.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
More than 80% of men with erectile dysfunction can trace it back to a physical problem or disorder. It is generally quite simple to identify, after which a physician can recommend treatment that can help restore the patient's sexual experience.
Some examples of physical disorders that can cause ED are:
- An injury (often to the brain or spine)
- A disease (including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol)
- An operation (including prostate gland removal)
- Use of substances like tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or certain medications
A Long Term Solution — The P-Shot
Fortunately, the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health offers the platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment for erectile dysfunction (or ED). The PRP is a treatment designed to deliver long-term improvements in male sexual performance that can't be matched by pills, creams or other procedures for male enhancement.
The PRP treatment harvests plasma from your own blood. Only a small amount of blood is drawn and then we separate stem cells and growth factors from your red and white blood cells. The stem cells and growth factors comprise the PRP, which is then injected, pain free, into the penis. This treatment is proven to not only improves sexual performance, but can also increase the size of the penis.