Studies have shown that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a highly prevalent condition. It affects more than 300 million men worldwide. Although the use of prosthetics and regenerative medicine to reverse ED are becoming more and more popular, patients need to be careful when deciding on treatment options. Your doctor should have a good understanding of your medical history in order to treat any issue. If you feel like you are out of options, Dr. Clarke-Bennett, owner and operator of A Better You Medispa can provide treatment that has enhanced the lives of so many patients. Contact our Odenton medispa by calling 410.204.2165 to schedule an appointment.
What Is An Erection?
An erection starts when the brain transmits neurochemical messages to the arteries of the penis in order to increase blood flow. The arteries open up more extensively, which allows the spongy tissue at the penis to be enlarged. Enlargement of the tissue compresses the veins between the two fascia layers of the penis. This mechanism compresses the flow of blood from the veins. With the blood trapped in the spongy tissue of the penis, and the blood outflow expands the penis and to create an erection.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) involves the inability for a man to maintain an erection for satisfying sexual relations. Symptoms of erectile dysfunction can also include struggling to maintain an erection for long enough to complete sexual intercourse or an inability to ejaculate. Before diagnosing a person with erectile dysfunction, your doctor should review your medical history to make sure this issue is not being caused by your medications.
A man is considered to have ED when the symptoms mentioned above occur regularly. The normal male sexual function requires interactions among vascular, hormonal, neurologic, and psychological systems. The main event required for male sexual activity is the acquisition and maintenance of penile erection. This is primarily a vascular phenomenon triggered by neurologic signals and facilitated only in the presence of an appropriate hormonal balance and healthy psychological mindset.
Can the P-Shot® Treat Erectile Dysfunction?
The Priapus Shot® (also known as the P-Shot) employs the power of platelet-enriched plasma that is extracted from the patient’s own blood. Dr. Clarke-Bennett will collect a blood sample and extract the plasma. After administering anesthesia, she injects the platelet-rich plasma into the penis. This stimulates the body’s natural healing and restoration processes. It also increases penis size. The procedure usually takes less than thirty minutes.
Many of our patients report that getting the P-Shot® offers benefits that extend way beyond aesthetics. Some of these include:
- Improved sexual stamina
- Increased penile length and girth
- Decreased need for ED medications
- Eases pain caused by Peyronie’s disease
- Better overall blood flow to the penis
- Stronger, firmer erections
- Improvement in intimacy and relationships
How Do I Prepare for the Procedure?
We do not require any specific pretreatment requirements for the P-Shot. It is an outpatient procedure and takes about half an hour. At a Better You, we recommend getting a physical or a full lab workup to check your overall health. Dr. Clarke-Bennett can take care of pre-procedure requirements right in her office. Making sure you have healthy blood, plasma, and platelets is essential for ensuring the success of this procedure. We recommend quitting smoking and drinking for best results. Getting a healthy amount of exercise is beneficial as well.