Stem Cell Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

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Innovations Medical was the first to use AWT (Acoustic Wave Therapy) in the United States, and one of the first in the world. We used this experience to become the first in the United States to combine AWT with stem cells for Erectile Dysfunction.

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Adult Stem Cells for Erectile Dysfunction

Introduction

The definition of erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the recurring or consistent inability to acquire or sustain a penile erection of sufficient rigidity and duration for sexual intercourse. Surveys show ED to be present in 16% of the male population with an increasing incidence with age. Approximately 8% of men age 20-30 experience ED while 37% of men age 70-75 suffer from ED.

The purpose of this paper is to help readers gain a greater understanding of the use of adult stem cells for ED. We also want to offer a framework for evaluating if stem cell treatment should be considered an option for you or your loved one. The paper covers the following:

  1. What are the common causes of ED?
  2. What are the current medical treatment options for ED?  
  3. How are adult stem cells deployed for ED?
  4. How is Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) used in ED?
  5. What results can I expect after deployment of adult stem cells for ED?

Feel free to skip to sections that provide information that is helpful to you. For more information including definitions and descriptions of ED visit:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/erectile-dysfunction/DS00162
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/ed/

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: 1. What are the common causes of ED?

A: Erectile dysfunction can result from a number of underlying causes. Normal erectile function requires intact vascular and neurologic function and proper psychogenic stimulus. Interruption of any of these areas can result in erectile dysfunction. Common causes are vascular, neurological, hormonal or endocrinologic, and medications (pharmacologic).

causes of erectile dysfunction

There is a strong association with cardiovascular disease. Many view erectile dysfunction as an early warning sign for heart attack or stroke disease. Men over age 45 or with significant risk factors (family history, smoking, high cholesterol) should discuss their erectile dysfunction with their primary physician. A cardiovascular evaluation may be appropriate. Other evaluations such as a complete history, medication review, hormonal testing, and genital examination may also be considered. Proper evaluation can lead to effective treatment in most men. For many men who do not find effective treatments, adult stem cell therapy may be a good option. For more complete information on the causes of erectile dysfunction see:
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/ed/
http://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction/guide/physical-causes-erectile-dysfunction