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What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health can be an important part of your emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. Having a healthy and fulfilling sexual life is integral for many patients, but conditions that affect your sexual health can take a toll on both your body and mind, as well as that of your partner’s. It can often feel embarrassing or uncomfortable to look for help with your sexual health, especially when it seems like your only options are medications or surgery. Stem cells can be an effective option for restoring sexual health through regeneration of important tissues and functions that make up your body’s sexual mechanisms.

What Causes Sexual Health Conditions?

Conditions that affect your sexual health can happen for many different reasons, but many therapies can have a positive effect on your overall health, not just your sexual health. We begin with a full understanding of your symptoms, anatomy, and goals for your sexual health so that we can create the right therapeutic plan that fits your healthy lifestyle and achieves your emotional and physical well-being.

What are Common Sexual Health Conditions?

Erectile Dysfunction

It’s estimated that erectile dysfunction affects as many as 30 million men. It’s defined as the inability to achieve an erection that is either not firm enough or not sustained long enough for sexual intercourse. Although most men have difficulties with erections from time to time, erectile dysfunction is a long-term condition that is often caused by medical or psychological issues. Although stress or nervousness can be a contributing factor, it can also be the result of limited blood flow or nerve damage. Erectile dysfunction can be a serious indicator for dangerous cardiovascular conditions, so early intervention and screening is highly important.

Orgasmic Disorder

Orgasmic disorder, or anorgasmia, is the inability to achieve orgasm during sex, and it can affect anyone. It can occur in varying degrees and even change over the course of your lifetime. For example, some patients have never experienced orgasm, while some can only achieve orgasm in extremely specific circumstances. There are many different factors that can cause or affect orgasmic disorder, including certain medications, illnesses, gynecological conditions, and aging. There can also be many different psychological causes. Often, a decrease in sensitivity around erectile tissue can cause a lack of stimulation.

Vaginal Aging or Dysfunction

Due to aging or other factors, patients can experience dysfunction known as “vaginal atrophy.” This occurs when the vaginal walls become thin, dry, or inflamed due to decreased estrogen levels. Symptoms related to vaginal aging or dysfunction are most commonly treated with PRP stem cell therapy. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, can be injected into the vaginal area to reduce symptoms of vaginal aging, including dryness, itching, urgency or frequent urination, light bleeding with intercourse, or discomfort.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Over the course of aging, many women experience changes that can make sexual intercourse uncomfortable or unenjoyable. These changes can be the result of menopause and a deficiency in estrogen that leads to symptoms like dryness, inflammation, and thinning of the vaginal walls. This can make intercourse painful and also lead to difficulties with urinating or pelvic support. It can also lead to greater chances of vaginal or urinary infections.

Learn More About How Stem Cells Can Help

Sexual dysfunctions can take a toll on your emotional health and your relationships, and it can often feel like you have few options or real solutions. Both stem cells and platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, are effective ways to rejuvenate and jumpstart your body’s sexual functions through growth factors derived from your own tissues.

Sexual Health FAQs

Can stem cell therapy help erectile dysfunction?

Stem cells have been shown to help symptoms of erectile dysfunction by working to improve blood flow, increase erection duration and size, and also increase sensitivity.

How effective is stem cell therapy for erectile dysfunction?

Stem cell therapy has been shown to be a very effective therapy option for erectile dysfunction in males who are having trouble gaining and holding erections. Stem cells also work to increase the sensitivity and blood flow of the male reproductive organ and create longer-lasting erections.

How long do stem cell injections last?

In general stem cells take around 90-120 days to begin actually regenerating new tissue. The cells often continue to proliferate up through a year. Due to the fact that we are regrowing and repairing organic tissue the duration of time in which stem cells work patient to patient can vary.

How successful is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy has shown to be a very promising option for patients looking for a non-surgical non-medicinal treatment for pain, injury, and disease. Many peer-reviewed articles and ongoing research studies show the benefits of choosing stem cell treatment as a non-invasive option.

Is stem cell treatment permanent?

Stem cell treatment may be a permanent option for the treatment of many different kinds of injuries and diseases for some individuals. Other patients may opt for multiple treatments in a specific duration of time due to the increased severity of their condition.

Schedule a Consultation

At Axis Stem Cell Institute, we understand that positive solutions to your sexual health conditions can make a difference in your lifestyle and well-being. We advocate for full-body health and mental wellness that is the result of addressing your conditions and concerns with the latest in stem cell technology. It can feel like there are few options for sexual health regeneration, so our stem cell experts can guide you through the process and supply the most accurate and up-to-date information about your options.

Stem cells and PRP therapies can be effective options for enhancing your body’s own restorative processes and regaining your sexual function. As a first step, you can speak with our experts about your options with regenerative medicine at our Kirkland office. To schedule a consultation at our Seattle or St. Petersburg office call 206.823.0960 or fill out our online form.

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