Erectile dysfunction, also called impotence, is characterized by an inability to keep an erection long enough for intercourse. Because achieving and sustaining an erection depends upon blood flow, many of the medical conditions that affect smooth muscles and arteries can be responsible for erectile dysfunction. Conditions that affect blood flow, collectively called vasculopathy, can have serious consequences for the health of blood vessels throughout the circulatory system. Not all cases of erectile dysfunction are chronic medical conditions, and some patients may experience the problem only on rare occasions. Temporary causes can include fatigue, certain medications, and drinking too much alcohol. Emotional issues like stress can also contribute to erectile dysfunction.
Nearly one-third of all men have had trouble achieving or maintaining an erection at some point. While isolated instances of lost erections are common, repeated and persistent symptoms of erectile dysfunction are less widespread. At 40 years of age, about one in 20 men have erectile dysfunction, while that number rises to between 15 and 25 percent for those over 65. It is normal for physical arousal to require more stimulation with age, but persistent erectile dysfunction is not normal and can actually be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. While the drive may not be the overwhelming compulsion it was in their teenage years, many older men still value sexual intercourse as a component of their personal relationships and, as ever, a particularly enjoyable activity.
Erectile dysfunction can be related to a wide range of medical conditions:
- High Blood Pressure
- Parkinson’s or MS
- Depression, Anxiety, or Stress
There are a lot of factors to learn about when one is considering prostate or erectile dysfunction treatment in Mississippi. Allow Dr. Barmada and our clinical staff members at Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center to answer your questions and address all your concerns regarding procedures. Our office regularly welcomes patients from across the United States in addition to international patients.
Stem Cell Therapy
Our treatment protocols at Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center take advantage of the regenerative potential of stem cells found in a patient’s own adipose tissue. We extract fatty tissue from the patient and separate out the SVF or Stromal Vascular Fraction, which contains stem cells and growth factors used by the body for repairing a variety of different types of bodily tissue. The harvesting and deployment take place in a single out-patient visit to our office. Some patients elect to combine this treatment with low-intensity shock wave treatment. The aim of stem cell therapy is the deployment of the body’s own natural resources for regenerative healing. The temporary effects of some medications for erectile dysfunction focus on improving blood flow by widening blood vessels, but few other treatments attempt to heal the tissues and passageways that have been gradually damaged over time.
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