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Do you suffer from erectile dysfunction? Shockwave and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy may be the answer. Read on to learn more and find out if this treatment is right for you.

Better Sex: Shockwave and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual problem affecting men of all ages. It can be caused by physical or psychological issues. Shockwave therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy are two newer treatments that may help men with ED.

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a noninvasive, outpatient procedure. It uses sound waves to stimulate blood flow to the penis. Shockwave therapy has been used to treat other medical conditions, such as kidney stones, for many years.

During shockwave therapy, a device is placed against the skin of the lower abdomen. The device sends out sound waves that pass through the skin and into the tissue of the penis. These sound waves break up the plaque that’s blocking blood flow to the penis. This may help improve blood flow and allow for better erections.

What is PRP therapy?

PRP therapy is a newer treatment that’s similar to shockwave therapy. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Platelets are a type of blood cell that helps with clotting. They also contain growth factors that can promote healing.

During PRP therapy, a sample of blood is taken from the arm. The blood is then placed in a machine that spins it to separate the platelets from the other blood cells. The platelets are then injected into the penis. This helps to stimulate blood flow and promote healing.

Are these treatments effective?

There’s limited research on the effectiveness of shockwave therapy and PRP therapy for ED. But some studies have shown that these treatments may be effective. In one study, shockwave therapy was found to be effective in improving erections in men with mild to moderate ED.

PRP therapy has also been studied for the treatment of ED. In one study, men with ED were given either PRP therapy or a placebo. The men who received PRP therapy were more likely to have improved erections.

Are these treatments safe?

Both shockwave therapy and PRP therapy are considered safe. There are few side effects associated with these treatments. The most common side effects are mild pain and bruising. These side effects usually go away on their own.

Which treatment is right for me?

If you’re considering shockwave therapy or PRP therapy for ED, talk to your doctor. They can help you decide if these treatments are right for you.

In this episode we discuss 2 novel treatments for erectile dysfunction. For years, the treatments for erectile dysfunction have remained the same: we have pills like Viagra and Cialis, injectable therapy, vacu pumps, and penile implants. Recently, however, new treatments have surfaced that have challenged the usual approach to erectile dysfunction. Two of the most innovative of such novel treatments are shockwave and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. What are these novel treatments? How do they work? Do they involve risks? How successful are they? Why should you use them instead of the traditional treatments for erectile dysfunction. To answer these questions, we turned to Dr. Thomas Masterson, a urologist who is not only a sexual medicine expert, but is also conducting research on these very treatments. Dr. Masterson is assistant professor of urology at the University of Miami. He completed his undergraduate studies at Temple University and then received his medical degree from the University of Miami. He then completed both his urology residency and a fellowship in reproductive and sexual medicine at the University of Miami.

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