How Can PRP Therapy Help Treat Your Erectile Dysfunction?
Has your doctor or someone you know recommended PRP therapy for your erectile dysfunction?
Then you probably have a lot of questions about the treatment and what it involves. From what results you can expect from the treatment to whether or not it will hurt, there are a number of frequently asked questions we come across.
Below, we’ve explored some of these common queries to help put your mind at ease about this increasingly revered ED treatment.
What’s Involved in PRP Therapy?
Initially, your chiropractor will obtain your platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from a sample of your blood. They do this by placing the blood in a centrifuge where it’s spun so the platelets can be extracted and prepared for the injection.
All in all, this simple procedure takes around half an hour (most of the time is spent waiting for your blood to be prepared!).
Afterward, you can leave the clinic and return to your day-to-day activities. All that’s required is the use of a pump for six weeks (twice a day). This works to exercise and stimulate your penis so it heals properly. It may also increase its length and girth.
Does the Injection Hurt?
In most cases, it’s the thought of having an injection that’s the worst thing for our patients, as the injection itself rarely causes any discomfort.
Beforehand, you’re given a topical anesthetic which numbs the area. Therefore, you may not feel a thing or may just note a slight pinching sensation.
Will the ED Treatment Increase My Penis Size?
As well as the improvement of erectile dysfunction following a PRP injection, many men also notice an increase in girth. Some also find a growth in length, too – this is due to new tissues being stimulated in the area.
Further research also notes that PRP injections may improve sensations and function due to the facilitation of new nerves.
A Treatment That Doesn’t Interrupt Your Daily Life
On the whole, there’s no requirement for recovery post-injection, nor should you have any untoward side effects. You may only notice some mild tenderness that lasts a couple of hours along with some droplets of blood at the injection site.
Nevertheless, you’ll be able to return to your daily routine as soon as you walk out of the clinic doors – and are even able to have sex!