PRP Shot for Penis Enlargement and Male Enhancement
Fort Lauderdale PRP Penile Injection Specialist, Bart K. Gershenbaum, D.O. now offers the revolutionary new PRP shot for men. The PRP shot is used for the treatment of sexual and erectile dysfunction in men. Defects preventing an appropriate erectile tissue response can interfere with reproductive capability. Erection of the penis is a hemodynamic action. The surrounding tissue consists of smooth muscle, endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and nerves that interact in order to enhance and maintain an accessory blood supply causing erection. Given the need for the blood flow during this response, it is clear that vascular insufficiency can decrease erectile capability.
In fact, vascular insufficiency may be a common pathology of erectile dysfunction. It is estimated that up to 80% of the cases of erectile dysfunction can be attributed at least in part to a reduced blood flow, typically due to an underlying vascular disease.
There are now pharmacological methods used to treat erectile dysfunction including the use of vasodilators. Such vasodilators include Viagra and Cialis. However, vasodilators induce only a temporary response and are not effective in many patients due to the underlying endothelial damage. These medicines can have serious side-effects including heart attack, stroke and may even cause death.
Therefore, treatments like Fort Lauderdale Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Procedures that address tissue defects and/or vascular disease aspects of erectile dysfunction may provide a longer term therapy or even provide a permanent effect in comparison to other treatments.
There are many causes of erectile dysfunction but erectile dysfunction is significantly common in men who have diabetes, as diabetes damages nerves and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can also be linked to other conditions common in men who have diabetes, such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. ED is three times more common in patients with diabetes mellitus. ED in diabetes strongly correlates with the level of glucose control, duration of disease, and diabetic complications.
Some other causes of Erectile Dysfunction
- Metabolic syndrome (a condition involving increased blood pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist and high cholesterol)
- Obesity, chronic inflammation
- Low testosterone levels
- Tobacco, Alcoholism and other drug abuse
- Heart disease, High blood pressure, neurological disease
- Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis disease
- Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord
- Medications such as antidepressants, antihistamines and medications to treat high blood pressure, pain or prostate cancer.
- Emotional or psychological causes including Depression, Stress, anxiety or other mental health conditions
How is Erectile Dysfunction diagnosed?
A comprehensive medical history and a physical exam are needed before diagnosis and appropriate treatment can be determined.
Some tests used to diagnose underlying causes of erectile dysfunction are:
- Blood tests to check for anemia, diabetes, low hormone levels, liver or kidney disease, and any other medical problems.
- Tests to diagnose any underlying vascular disease.
- Ultrasound to check blood flow to your penis. It involves using a wand-like device (transducer) held over the blood vessels that supply the penis.
- Test for Endothelial Integrity – This test is sometimes done in combination with an Ultrasound to determine if there is an increase in the blood flow in response to the medication.
What are the different approaches for treatment of ED?
For years the treatment has been either medical/drugs or surgical. Today the more natural, regenerative treatments are offered as a new approach.
The body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells. Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells.
Stem cells from your own fat or bone marrow are naturally attracted to the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from your own blood and can be used to repair the problem. Rather than utilizing drugs like Viagra or Cialis, which are simply a temporary solution to this problem, PRP has been successful in treating the problem long term.
Stem cells are cells found in every part of the body. These cells function as regenerative and repair cells in our bodies, replacing damaged cells and repairing injured tissues.
Your own adult bone marrow stem cells, as well as mesenchymal stem cells found in high concentrations in the fat, are used to rejuvenate, to repair and to regenerate the penile tissues.
Stem cells are naturally occurring cells in the body that help to create new cells in existing healthy tissues. They also help repair tissues that are injured or damaged. They are the basis for the specific cell types that make up each organ in the body. Stem cells are distinguished from other cells by a few important characteristics:
- they have the ability to self-renew and they have the ability to divide for a long period of time
- under appropriate conditions, they can differentiate into other specialized cells including heart cells, liver cells, bone cells, cartilage cells, nerve cells and other cells.
Fort Lauderdale Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is an acronym for Platelet Rich Plasma. Plasma is essentially blood without the red blood cells. Platelets are cells found in the blood that are essential for clot formation and wound healing. PRP, the mix of concentrated platelets and serum, contains factors that promote repair of tissues. PRP is injected into the targeted area for repair.
- Blood is drawn from the patient. Approximately 60 mls of blood is needed
- Blood is centrifuged to achieve concentrated platelet rich plasma
- The concentration is drawn into a small syringe
- Numbing agents are used to desensitize the penis
- Before the PRP is placed along the shaft and head of the penis, additional numbing agents, such as lidocaine, are used to further numb the area to better make for a painless procedure.
- The Platelet Rich Plasma is injected into the shaft and the head of the penis using a short and very thin needle.
- The injections generally take about 5 minutes and the numbing agent generally lasts a few hours after the procedure is done.
Although every person reacts differently to different treatments some of the successful outcomes for male patients have been:
- Increased sensation
- Stronger erections
- Relatively little, or no, downtime.
- Temporary minor bruising that may last 1-2 weeks
- Minor soreness for a few days after the procedure
- Sexual relations can be resumed in 24-48 hours
- Results are usually visible in 2 to 4 weeks with improvement in erection and performance and can continue to improve gradually over the months
- There will most likely be minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12-24 hours after the procedure. Following the therapy there can also be some pinkness or redness of the skin.
- Treatment results vary and a few patients may require a PRP booster, however, in most patients the results last for several years.
The results should last for several years. The results are affected by your lifestyle, habits and genetics. Smoking and weight fluctuations diminish the results.
PRP Therapy has had excellent results in treating sexual dysfunction in both men and women. Although there are only a few studies that have been done so far to support the success of this treatment it has piqued the interest of the medical field which will result in further study and further clinical trials. The success of using this as a treatment option has been supported by doctors using this treatment and by patients receiving this treatment. No adverse results have yet been recorded. If you suffer from sexual dysfunction and are looking for a way to more fully enjoy your life and intimate relationships, this may be the treatment that you have been waiting for!