The injection of stem cells at the base of the penis would cure erectile dysfunction and enlarge the penis erect patients, according to still partial results of a new study.
It would be a great alternative to Viagra. In Denmark, scientists say they have found a cure that can both cure erectile dysfunction and make the penis erect by increasing their blood flow.
Restore the full function of the penis
Synonym of sexual impotence, erectile dysfunction is either the permanent impossibility of obtaining an erection, or the impossibility of maintaining it if it is acquired with sufficient penile rigidity for the accomplishment of the sexual act at the moment accurate penetration.
Developed by the Danish Center for Regenerative Medicine (DCRM), care is given to inject stem cells into the base of the penis. It was created for men who had to undergo surgery because of prostate cancer. A prostatectomy unfortunately has multiple side effects, including erectile dysfunction, especially if the nerves or blood vessels have been damaged during the operation or if the patient is elderly. The constriction of the blood vessels can also shrink the sex of the patients.
According to the researchers, a single injection of stem cells at the base of the penis would be enough to restore the full function of the penis for life. They say that their treatment has already been proven on eight men and await the results of their treatment on twelve other patients, before presenting their research next July at the meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Barcelona.
52% of men aged 40 to 70 have erectile dysfunction
In the United States alone, it is estimated that about one in nine men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Even though most of these patients will survive the disease, 40% of them will have to bear the consequences of erectile dysfunction. Overall, 52% of men aged 40 to 70 years have erectile dysfunction, significant in 37% of them. In the French population, 31.6% of men suffer from this type of disorders. A figure that goes up to 66.7% past 70 years.
If it proves effective and safe, the team of scientists is considering a much wider application of their new treatment. The injection of stem cells at the base of the penis could help all men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, whose causes can range from simple aging to diabetes, through heart disease.
Note however that this preliminary research is still far from proven.