PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma found in blood and is an essential component for the healing and regeneration of tissues.
PRP therapy is a treatment used for many pathological conditions specifically the inflammatory response in acute and chronic illnesses.
It’s used for other conditions is well known, however new evidences show its effectiveness in erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction commonly known as impotence is the inability of males to achieve or maintain an erection. More than half of men above age 50 years suffer from this dysfunction, however, it is also seen at a young age due to other factors like stress, co-morbid conditions, or drug use.
How erectile dysfunction occurs
A sufficient amount of oxygenated blood flow to the penile tissues is required for obtaining an erection. When the muscles in the genitals relaxed as a result the sinuses open up and blood flow to these sinuses is increased due to vasodilation of the arteries to the genitals.
When this mechanism is interrupted by any means like the release of Phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE-5) enzyme, causing contraction of the smooth muscles in the genitals and the arterial walls, subsequently reducing the blood flow to the cavernosal sinuses, the result is a failed erection.
Conventional treatment for erectile dysfunction
For years the drugs that block the PDE-5 enzyme are used as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. Cenforce 100mg is a PDE-5 inhibitor drug found to be an effective medicine for erection problems. It is known with the generic name Sildenafil Citrate and it induces vasodilatory effect and makes a healthy erection possible.
Benefits and uses of PRP therapy
PRP therapy is used extensively post-surgically to promote healing and reduce inflammation. Currently, the most common uses of PRP therapy are,
Tendon or muscle injury recovery
To stimulate hair growth
Inflammatory joint diseases
Besides its common uses, new researches proved it to be an effective intervention for other purposes such as,
How the therapy is performed for patients with erectile dysfunction
A small amount of blood is taken from the patient and it is added to a centrifuge machine to spin it for separation of the plasma and platelets from other components of the blood. The outcome of this procedure is a platelet-rich plasma that is injected into the penis of the patient.
Priapus shot is the word used for the injection of the platelet-rich plasma into the penis. This method is safer and less time-consuming and the patient can be discharged after an hour of the therapy.
Effect of P-shot on the patient
It reduces the incidence of impotence as it contains growth factors and fibrin that inhibit inflammatory reactions and improve circulation to the target site.
Hence there is a positive effect of PRP therapy on erectile dysfunction patients and some researchers report that patients after receiving PRP therapy feel more confident and have a healthy intimate life with great self-esteem.
PRP v/s conventional treatment for Erectile dysfunction
Comparing to the conventional PDE-5 inhibitor drugs the use of PRP therapy is very rare and only a few researches are supporting PRP therapy over other treatment options. The researches that support PRP therapy however are conducted on a small population so that their results can not be generalized to the whole population or men suffering from ED.
On the other end, conventional treatment includes medicines, Diet, exercise, and counseling tend to be cost-effective as well as reliable as these have been used for a long time.
Among the Phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor medicines for erectile dysfunction, Cenforce 100mg is a better option.