Erection problems (impotence) are very common, particularly in men over 40
In the past, erectile dysfunction was commonly believed to be caused by psychological problems. It is now known that, for most men, erectile dysfunction is caused by physical problems, usually related to the blood supply of the penis. Many advances have occurred in both diagnosis and treatment of erectile issues.
As men get older, their penile tissue ages and the vessels responsible for erection become narrower and less sensitive to stimulation. This can lead to erectile dysfunction, reduced sensitivity, and limited control (premature ejaculation).
Erectile dysfunction in younger men
Younger men can also experience erectile issues due to surgery, illness, side effects of medication and other medical conditions. These issues can have a significant impact on a man’s relationship, self-esteem, and well-being and can often impede a man's ability to partake in sexual intercourse as well as affect intimate relationships. Seeing a specialist can alleviate physical penile issues and uncover any contributing factors such as high blood pressure. Problems getting or keeping an erection can also be a sign of an underlying health condition that may need treatment and a risk factor for heart disease.
Sydney erectile dysfunction clinic
At Demeter Regeneration, our team of doctors and qualified medical clinicians, are at the forefront of non-surgical, aesthetic, and reproductive rejuvenation therapies. Demeter Regeneration is a Sydney men's health clinic that offers a range of treatment's to treat a range of conditions such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and incontinence which is a urological condition that may impact a man's ability to control bladder function.
Penile platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP)
Penile platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) offers the opportunity to treat dysfunction, erectile issues without drugs and with minimal downtime.
Penile PRP is a regenerative medicine treatment option designed to improve long term erectile function and prolonged sexual performance. Clinical data and trials for penile PRP show the potential ability of PRP to regenerate erectile tissue with the following potential benefits:
· Stronger, firmer erections
· Making it easier to achieve and maintain an erection
· Increased penile length and girth during erection
· Resolution of penile pain with erection
· Increased sensitivity in the base of the penis
· Better overall blood flow leading to erection
· Increased control and sexual function
PRP for erectile dysfunction is currently considered an experimental treatment modality, however, clinical trials and current scientific data show promising results in its effectiveness as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. PRP itself has been used over many years with a solid history of effective treatment for a number of conditions, diseases, and injuries. It is a safe procedure performed in the clinic with the minimal downtime required, and no or minimal use of medications.
Penile PRP uses the patient’s own concentrated blood platelets and growth factors to trigger repair and regeneration of the penile tissue and penis blood vessels. This, in turn, enhances blood flow and nerve sensitivity helping the penis to achieve and maintain healthy erectile function. In addition, PRP also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which has the added benefit of rejuvenating the cosmetic appearance of penile skin.
Usually, erectile dysfunction is caused by something physical. Common causes include:
- Heart disease
- Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Metabolic syndrome — a condition involving increased blood
- pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist and high
- Parkinson's disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Certain prescription medications
- Tobacco use
- Peyronie's disease — development of scar tissue inside the penis
- Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse
- Sleep disorders
- Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
- Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord
- Low testosterone
Speak with Demeter Regeneration Sydney
Speaking openly with a doctor about any issues you may have in relation to erectile issues or sexual functioning can alleviate concerns surrounding associated anxiety or lifestyle adjustments that may need to be made. Even in the case that you are no longer sexually active, getting to the root of the problem is important, as it may be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Although considered a sensitive issue by some men suffering from the condition, it is extremely common, especially in older men.
Considering all available options and getting to the bottom of what may be causing the issue, will improve the quality of life and allow you to lead a fulfilling sex life. As a Regenerative Specialist Men's health clinic Sydney, regenerative medicine provides non-surgical solutions for men who suffer impotence or premature ejaculation.