Affecting up to one third of men at some time in their lives, Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. This condition can have a substantial negative impact on intimate relationships, quality of life, and self-esteem. Some of the causes may include the loss of testosterone, surgical damage to the penile nerves, or side effects from medications. Men with ED often suffer from cardiovascular disease, therefore screening for cardiovascular risk factors should be undertaken as well. It has been found that symptoms of ED are present as much as three years prior to other symptoms of coronary artery disease. Traditional treatment of ED involves penile injectable agents, mechanical devices, surgical procedures, and medications such as Viagra®, Cialis®, or Levitra®.
There is an indication that stem cell therapy has been successful in re-vascularizing tissue and organs throughout the body that suffer from poor blood flow by regenerating small blood vessels, muscles, and nerves.
Diabetes & Endocrinology
Diabetes is one of the most rapidly growing diseases around the world. This life-long condition requires daily insulin injections and carries the possibility of long-term health damage. Type 1 Diabetes is caused when the auto-immune system destroys the body’s insulin, requiring external supplies of insulin in order to function properly. Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic disease typically caused by excess body weight around the waist, poor diet, and low activity level. Other risk factors may include old age, high blood pressure, history of gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, impaired glucose intolerance and ethnicity.