Professors Dr. Pedro Vendeira and Dr. Carla Costa were awarded an ESSM Award of Excellence for their study on erectile dysfunction in diabetics at Lisbon, Portugal during the 10th yearly Congress. The title of their study is Bone-marrow Derived-cell Treatment for Diabetes-associated Erectile Dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction appears earlier due to the peripheral vascular difficulty that changes the normal blood flux to the organ. This impedes the normal erectile capacity. The study’s chief goal is to revascularize the diabetic penile tissue. This is through the use of cellular therapy which is done in diabetic rats. Healthy animal cells are transplanted to the diabetic animal’s penis.
This research was conducted at the University of Oporto’s Faculty of Medicine. The researchers received financial help for this earlier and the ESSM Award came with financial reward as well. This award was formed by the European Study for sexual Medicine to help with the development and research in sexual health.
The inability of a man to maintain an erection is called erectile dysfunction. It was formerly called impotence and considered a psychological issue but has now changed because it is more frequently caused by physical problems. It can be embarrassing to talk about but it is worth the effort to do so.
Nowadays this can be treated through medication or surgery. A heart problem or diabetes and other conditions may cause this so it is good to consider this a serious matter. As for the symptoms indicated of not being able to maintain an erection, this is so if it happens at least 25% of the time. An occasional lapse is normal.
Regarding the causes, male arousal involves hormones, brain, nerves, emotions, blood vessels and muscles so anything amiss in any of these can lead to erectile dysfunction. A chronic health problem or side effects of medication, a combination of things can lead to ED as well.
The risk factors include age, chronic health problem, medications, injuries and surgeries, smoking, obesity. stress, substance abuse, too much bicycling, and metabolic syndrome. Seek help for this condition to rule out other chronic health problems. After tests and diagnosis, there are treatment options available.
The treatment options range from medications to surgery and medical devices. The treatment of choice depends on the gravity and cause of the conditions. See if the treatment cost will be covered by your health insurance. Hope you got to know the things you want about erectile dysfunction.