Problems with potency interfere not only with sexual activity but also influence the mental state of men. Unfortunately, it is fairly common: erectile dysfunction affects 52% of men aged 40-70 years. Therefore, it is important to know what to do about it.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Erection depends on a number of mental, neurogenic, hormonal, vascular, and anatomical factors. Diseases such as diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, chronic alcoholism, multiple sclerosis, atherosclerosis, vascular and neurological pathologies are concomitant medical conditions in about 70% of all erectile dysfunction cases.
Also, nerves and arteries of the penis can be damaged during medical interventions (e.g. prostatectomy for the treatment of prostate cancer), which can cause erectile dysfunction.
Many medications like those that regulate blood pressure, antidepressants, sedatives, or appetite suppressants can cause erectile dysfunction as a side effect.
It is suggested that psychological factors, such as stress and depression, are also responsible for 10-20% of erectile dysfunction cases. (1)
Treatment of erectile dysfunction
Modern medicine has a wide range of treatment options that can help patients with erectile dysfunction. However, the most innovative method in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, i.e. stem cell therapy, reasonably stands out.
Stem cells are cells of the human body that are capable of transforming into healthy cells of any tissue of any organ. In the case of erectile dysfunction, stem cells can improve the blood supply to the penis by restoring blood vessels and nerve endings. The structure of all pathologically altered elements of the penis is restored, as a result of which erectile dysfunction is treated.
Stem cells can eliminate not only the physical cause of the disease but also the psychological one due to the nervous system restoration. After a course of stem cell therapy, patients’ resistance to stress increases, sleep problems disappear, and libido improves. Stem cell treatment is used in the best clinics in the world and is safe and effective. (2)
Who is eligible for the treatment?
First, doctors evaluate the patient’s condition and the eligibility of the patient for the stem cell treatment. During the consultation, all possible complications and the possibility of alternative therapies are also considered. The patient is eligible for stem cell therapy if the following criteria are met:
- The diagnosis of erectile dysfunction is confirmed
- The patient’s bone marrow contains stem cells of adequate quality and in sufficient quantity
How is the procedure carried out?
First, under local anesthesia, the doctor harvests a sample of bone marrow. The bone marrow sample is then delivered to the laboratory. Bone marrow harvesting is followed by no side effects, except for the bruise, which disappears in a couple of days.
In the laboratory, the samples are examined and processed. Processing consists of isolation of stem cells, determination of the total number of stem cells, evaluation of stem cell viability, and their cultivation.
After the bone marrow is harvested, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the penis and angiography is performed, based on which the course of the therapy is determined.
How to undergo stem cell therapy for erectile dysfunction?
Stem cell therapy isn’t available in every clinic. You may find out that there is no option for treatment in your native country. Nevertheless, you can always undergo treatment abroad.
However, many patients find it difficult or even impossible to receive medical visas during the lockdown. To be free of unnecessary stress, you should consider contacting the medical tourism operator Booking Health.
Booking Health is a transparent medical tourism company that has helped many patients to undergo treatment abroad during the lockdown. For example, if you were told that it is impossible to get a medical visa because the embassy is closed due to lockdown, Booking Health successfully resolves the issue through federal police.
You can start stem cell therapy for erectile dysfunction right now. Just leave the request on the Booking Health website, and a medical advisor will guide you through the organizational aspects of your treatment.