Erectile dysfunction, commonly referred to as ED, is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Affecting millions of men in the U.S. alone, ED is most common in men 40 to 70 years old.
Erectile dysfunction can cause stress, lack of self-confidence, and the inability to reproduce, all which can lead to problems in a relationship. Failing to achieve an erection 20% of the time or less is normal and, in most cases, does not require medical attention. However, failure to achieve an erection more than 50% of the time does require medical attention.
Penile erections occur when blood flow is directed to the penis. The most common ED problem is due to insufficient blood flow, which interferes with the ability to maintain an erection. There are a variety of treatment options available to individuals with ED. Prescription drugs, such as vasodilators, are most often prescribed for the treatment of ED. Other treatments include self-injection medications, hormone replacement, penile implants, and penile pumps. These types of treatment offer only temporary results and require repeated administrations. In addition, prescription drugs may have serious side effects, such as high blood pressure and the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Regenerative medicine therapy may address the basic blood flow problem that can cause ED with results that may last for years. The procedure is done in the physician’s office with a local anesthetic used to keep pain to a minimum. The patient may feel slight pressure during the procedure. While there may be soreness for a few days, this is usually manageable with either a prescribed or over-the-counter medication.
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