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).
Younger men can also experience erectile dysfunction due to surgery, illness, side effects from medication and other medical conditions.
These issues can have a significant impact on a man’s relationship, self-esteem and well-being.
Penile platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) offers the opportunity to treat erectile dysfunction without drugs and with minimal down time.
Penile PRP is a regenerative medicine treatment option for 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
· Easier to achieve and maintain erections
· Increased penile length and girth
· Resolution of penile pain with erection
· Increased sensitivity
· Better overall blood flow
· Increased control
About the procedure
PRP for erectile dysfunction in 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 clinic with minimal down time required.
Penile PRP uses the patient’s own concentrated blood platelets and growth factors to trigger repair and regeneration of the penile tissue and 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.
Testicular PRP is an innovative procedure that has the potential to activate sperm production in the testicles for men that have been diagnosed with infertility and assist them to have their own children.
PRP therapy is able to stimulate and repair cells, and PRP injections are have been used successfully for many years in cases of many diseases and injuries. The procedure is still experimental for the purpose of activating sperm production in the testes and has been the subject of a number of clinical trials. These trials and initial clinical data indicate success in 50-60% of cases where there the retrieval of sperm for medical fertilisation is achieved.
About the procedure
Testicular PRP may be suitable for men:
1. With low sperm counts
2. With low testosterone levels
3. Not suitable for hormone therapy
4. Where hormone therapy was unsuccessful
Further testing may be required to determine suitability.
The procedure involves drawing the patient’s own blood, processing it and then injecting is back into the testes. It may involve a one off treatment or multiple treatments over a period of weeks.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is the inability to control the muscles in your pelvic floor. Both men and women can experience this condition, which can worsen with age and after life events such as childbirth, traumatic injuries to the pelvic region, prostate surgery and nerve damage. Obesity can also be a contributing factor.
Symptoms include urinary incontinence or stress urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, painful urination, constipation or bowel strains, lower back pain, pain in the pelvic region, genitals, or rectum and muscle spasms in the pelvis and other genitourinary system diseases/disorders.
The Emsella chair is the treatment we use for these conditions which is non-surgical and non-invasive. It is so powerful that during one short 28-minute treatment, 11,200 contractions are provoked, which is the equivalent to performing 11,200 pelvic floor exercises.
Read more here about the Emsella Chair.