A number of studies and clinical trials have been conducted and have shown promising results that have improved erectile function.
Erectile Dysfunction Stem Cell Therapy
What Is Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or also known as impotence is generally defined as repeated inability to have or keep an erection for sexual intercourse. There are many causes of ED, both psychological (stress, anxiety, depression) and physical factors. For physical factors, ED could be attributed to ageing, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, hormonal or injury to the pelvic region, where these conditions narrows the blood vessels going into the penis. In general ED can result from neurogenic condition, smooth muscle dysfunction, or endothelial dysfunction.
Currently there are various methods to treat Erectile Dysfunction. Over the counter pills such as Sildenafil (Viagra), injections, pumps, hormone therapy and even surgery for penile implants.
Stem Cell Therapy For Erectile Dysfunction
Stem Cell therapy is a viable treatment method for Erectile Dysfunction as it provides the capability to regenerate the tissues directly involved with penile erection. Recent studies have focused on the use of adult stem cells in patients with ED and have found that adipose tissue have the ability to differentiate into endothelial cells and aid in blood vessel formation. A summary review of studies associated with stem cell therapy and ED concluded that there was improved erectile function with patients being treated with ED, however the extent of it’s success varies from one patient to the other.