A lot of studies and trials were done previously using stem cell therapy to cure ED but none showed any tangible results but now new clinical trial has shown that it may have a future as treatment for erectile dysfunction in men.
This trial which is in a very early phase showed that stem cells taken from abdominal fat of the patient and injected to into the penis helped 8 out of 21 patients regain sexual function as in it helped them have spontaneous erections and intercourse.
Lead researcher Dr Martha Haahr (Odense University Hospital) said:
“We are the first to use a man’s own fat stem cells as a treatment for erectile dysfunction in a clinical trial. The technique has been trialed in animal work, but this is the first time stem cell therapy has allowed patients to recover sufficient erectile function to enable intercourse.
We are pleased with the preliminary outcomes, especially as these men had previously seen no effect from traditional medical treatment and continue to have good erectile function after 12 months follow-up, indicating that this might be a long-term solution. This suggests the possibility of therapeutic options for patients suffering from erectile dysfunction from other causes. But we need to remember that this is a small trial, with no control group. We’re still some time away from a clinically available solution.”
So as you can see even though it shows a lot of promise, there still is a long way to go before it can be taken as a definitive option for treating erectile dysfunction.
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Stem cells shown to restore erection capability in men with erectile dysfunction