Erectile dysfunction (ED), sometimes called “male impotence,” is a sexual dysfunction characterized by an inability to develop or to maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction effects approximately 5% of men aged 40, and about 15% to as many as 25% of men older than age 65. According to a report by the National Ambulatory Medical Survey, in 1985, 7.7 out of 1,000 physician visits by men were about ED. By 1999, that number tripled to 22.3 out of 1,000 visits. Today, erectile dysfunction may affect as many as 30 million men in the United States. Although there are a variety of options, the best treatment for erectile dysfunction may be stem cell transplants.
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 disease, chronic alcoholism, multiple sclerosis, atherosclerosis, vascular disease, and neurologic disease, account for about 70 percent of erectile dysfunction cases. Less than 30% ED may be caused by psychological impotence. Nevertheless, ED significantly impacts a men´s self-confidence.
Even though ED may be caused by a multitude of factors, discussing treatment options or alternatives specific to the patient and with a qualified physician is recommended.
Innovative Stem Cell Therapy: A Nonsurgical Procedure For ED
For many men, erectile dysfunction can be effectively treated with an innovative cosmetic procedure called a stem cell transplant. This is a painless and nonsurgical procedure performed by an aesthetic surgeon.
The first step involves collecting stem cells from a patient which can be found in various tissues in the body such as in bone, blood, hair and even body fat. Collecting stem cells does not require surgery, is pain free and can be performed in an outpatient setting. The stem cells are cleaned and concentrated in the lab for quantity and quality. These cells have regenerative characteristics that can transform into multiple types of cells and are capable of repairing and restoring the damage cells such as those associated with erectile dysfunction.
These cells are subsequently implanted into the needed areas.
One of the best aesthetic facilities in the US that can perform these procedures is Artemis Laser and Vein Center in Ohio.
They are pioneers in regenerative medicine and one of the first in the US to develop practical applications using stem cells for erectile dysfunction. Their work has worldwide recognition and has been discovered by people from around the globe, including entertainers, politicians and public figures.