Can You Really Treat ED with Your Own Blood?

At Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine, we’re always looking for new ways to use the power of regenerative medicine to help patients. Regenerative medicine isn’t just for treating leg injuries or rotator cuffs, but it can be used for a wide range of other conditions beyond the obvious. This is the exciting fact about medical science today: helping patients decrease their dependence on external treatments and instead using their own body to cure what ails them. One of those conditions is erectile dysfunction.

Some readers may be familiar with PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma. This is a minimally-invasive treatment where a small sample of blood is extracted from the patient’s body that gets, then processed through a centrifuge. The centrifuge is where the blood is separated from the plasma, which has the effect of concentrating the amount of plasma available in that one sample. The concentrated substance is then injected back into your body in the target area; for ED sufferers, this would be in the penis.

We all have plasma, which is rich in platelets that contain the regenerative growth factors. This is commonly used to treat knee pain, but its use in treating erectile dysfunction is just as well-researched and backed by scientists around the world. It works by restoring blood vessels in the penis and rebuilding tissue, allowing for blood to flow again.

There are many types of regenerative ED shots injection, including a PRP shot injection, PRGF (Protein Rich Growth Factors), a stem cell shot injection, and or a combination of the two treatments. These Erectus Shots were patented by Dr. Carlos Mercado of Miami, Florida, who trained Dr. Sunny Kim and the Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine team on their use. Scientists have found that in their studies with regenerative medicine and ED, blood flow velocity (a marker of patient success with ED treatment) in the penis went from around 22 cm/second to 70 cm/second, which is the peak number required to achieve an erection. That’s an improvement of over 200%!

If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, we may be able to help treat it using the healing power of your own cells. There are a number of different regenerative medicine treatments for ED offered at Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine. Contact us today to find out more.