Common treatments for ED include oral medications such as PDE-5 Inhibitor or Viagra, injections like Prostaglandin E1, shockwave therapy, and vacuum devices. However, these solutions come with their limitations: oral medicine requires 30–60 minutes before intercourse, and injections take 5–10 minutes. There are also unpleasant side effects of ED medications, including headaches, palpitations, eye flashes, and more.
Stem Cell Therapy, a novel treatment for ED, was proven safe and effective in vivo since 2000 and become clinical trials in 2010. Since then, 70% of ED patients who received just single injection (intracavernous muscle) have reported better and longer-lasting erections, as well as more effective drug responses.
Found naturally in the body, stem cells are a special type of cell that can replace degenerated or damaged cells. They also support the creation of Endothelium cells, which line the blood vessels. This enhances the formation of new blood vessels (Angiogenesis) and the release of valuable factors that allow better function of the nervous system. When used with vacuum devices or shockwave therapy, stem cells help patients with ED respond more effectively to the treatment.
• Ezzat A. Ismail and Ahmed I. El-Sakka, Innovative Trends and Perspectives for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment: A Systematic Review,Arab Journal of Urology (2016) 14, 84-93