Stem Cell Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction in Mexico
Today, much scientific evidence indicates that most cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) are the result of a blood flow problem, and secondarily due to nerve issues, hormones or psychological. Systemic diseases can lead to ED, such as atherosclerosis, aging, and diabetes, as well as lack of blood flow, nerve injury, and nitric oxide deficit.
Umbilical cord stem cells and exosomes along with PRP are all useful therapies for treating erectile dysfunction.
How do stem cells work?
Stem cells work through a process of regeneration (self-renewal). This means they can make exact replicas of themselves indefinitely.
Stem cells also can differentiate into any cell that needs replaced or repaired. They structurally and functionally regenerate damaged tissues, depending on the signals or stimuli they receive. When injected into the body, stem cells can become a more specialized type of cell, such as cartilage, muscle, nerve, bone, or blood vessel.
When using stem cells for erectile dysfunction in Mexico, R3 uses allograft donor tissue from consenting mothers after a scheduled c-section. This involves using the umbilical cord tissue, which is very rich in stem cells, exosomes, growth factors, cytokines and secretomes. Most of the way these regenerative elements work is through paracrine signaling, which involves cell to cell communication.
The cell to cell communication facilitates new growth of blood vessels, reduction of scar tissue, reducing cell death and other helpful repair functions.
How do stem cells help with erectile dysfunction?
Because stem cells can rebuild tissues and structures, they can rebuild penile blood vessels, regenerate damaged nerves, rejuvenate healthy nitric oxide receptors, and reverse scarring of the penile tissues. These abilities combined allow stem cell injections to treat erectile dysfunction.
How are stem cells obtained?
Autologous stem cells are derived from the patient’s own body, so this procedure has no ethical or political implications. There is no issues with a host-versus-graft or need for medications to suppress the immune system. Additionally, the cells are easily harvested when derived from adipose (fat) tissue, muscle, or bone marrow. There is minimal downtime and little pain with the stem cell procedure.
Allograft stem cells are ones that come from donations. After a normal c-section, umbilical cord tissue is typically discarded as medical waste. However, after a rigorous screening process a mother can be approved as a donor, where the umbilical cord can then be used to make biologics that contain millions of stem cells and billions of exosomes.
What types of stem cells are used for stem cell therapy?
R3 Stem Cell International does NOT use embryonic stem cells. These are the ones that come from aborted fetuses, and are not used at all. Another type of stem cell we do not use are induced pluripotent stem cells. Those have significant issues with rejection and possibly tumor formation, so we do not use them.
The stem cells contained in the allograft tissue used from the umbilical cord are mesenchymal stem cells and possibly hematopoetic stem cells. They do not cause tumors, do not get rejected, and are very active in one’s repair and regeneration processes.
How can stem cells treat erectile dysfunction in Mexico?
The four ways stem cells are used to treat ED:
Cavernous nerve injury – The cavernous nerve supplies the penis, and many studies show significant improvement in ED through regeneration of this nerve.
Aging – Clinical studies show age-related ED can be treated with stem cell injections directly into the cavernous tissue of the penis. This helps to improve vascularity, nitric oxide production, and smooth muscle regeneration.
Diabetes and metabolic syndrome – In research reports, a single intra-cavernous injection of adult stem cells into the penis will stabilize glucose levels and reduce use of anti-diabetic medication.
Peyronie’s disease – This condition leads to scarring and curvature of the penile tissue. In a recent clinical study, one injection of stem cells resulted in decreased curvature of the penis at the 2-month follow-up.
What is the Priapus Shot?
The Priapus shot is a new procedure that claims to improve circulation to the penis and help with sexual dysfunction. This shot is basically an injection into the penis of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Platelets which are used for blood clotting also spur growth and regeneration of tissues.
How is the PRP shot given?
PRP is injected into the patient’s penis in five places after a topical anesthetic is applied. The injection stimulates tissue and blood vessel growth with permanent results.
How does PRP work?
Growth-factor molecules with platelets work in several ways to help with erectile dysfunction. These growth factors initiate and enhance various physiologic processes that contribute to tissue recover after injury or damage. This includes: