Stem cell therapy for restoring erectile function

About thirty percent of the patients reported full improvement which was maintained over a period of one year.

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A stem cells based technique has been established by a team of researchers from Odense University Hospital in Denmark, as a cure for erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction is a problem being encountered by nearly half of the men between the age groups of 40 and 70 years. High blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, psychological problems are a few causes responsible for this disorder in men.

As a cure, men are often advised medications, injection and penile implants to help solve this problem. But these methods have certain disadvantages. Researchers have been looking into devising a more safe and definite method for addressing this problem.

As part of a new research, man's own fat stem cells were isolated, and injected into the corpus cavernosum area of the penis. About thirty percent of the patients reported full improvement which was maintained over a period of one year.

The researchers are now planning to conduct next round of trial to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of this new technique.

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