Stem cell therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction, commonly referred as ‘impotence’, is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for healthy coitus. The word ‘impotence’ may also be used to describe other reproductive problems that interfere with coitus and reproduction, such as lack of libido and problems with ejaculation or orgasm. The term ‘erectile dysfunction’ specifies that other problems are not involved.
Damage to nerves, arteries, smooth muscles, and fibrous tissues, often as a result of a disease, is the most common cause of erectile penile dysfunction. Diseases such as diabetes, kidney diseases, chronic alcohol consumption, multiple sclerosis, atherosclerosis, vascular diseases, and neurologic diseases, account for about 70 percent of erectile dysfunction cases. Diabetes is one of the most common metabolic syndromes of the developed societies and spreading in developing societies. Thirty to 50 percent of men with diabetes experience erectile dysfunction.
Stem cells have the potential to transform into new tissue, replacing damaged tissue, like nerves or arteries, enabling your penis to erect. The goal of this treatment is to repair damaged tissue and to reactivate existing cells with the ultimate goal of improving vascularization to facilitate normal erections.