Sexual wellness treatments with PRP
For many men and women, having fun in the bedroom isn’t always fun. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, up to 30 percent of men and 40 percent of women experience some type of sexual dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is the most widely discussed form of sexual problems, but women also experience issues related to sex, such as vaginal dryness or loss of sensitivity, and both men and women can suffer from low libido. For these and other symptoms, there may be a better treatment method available in the form of platelet-rich plasma therapy or PRP therapy.
Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction can result from any number of physiological or psychological conditions. Trauma, for instance, can greatly reduce your desire for sex as can lower hormone levels due to aging. Regardless of the cause, some people suffer in silence when it comes to sexual dysfunction because it’s not an easy topic to bring up with a doctor – or even your partner. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, then you may have a health condition that could be remedied with proper treatment:
- Loss of desire for sex
- Inability to achieve orgasm
- Erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation
- Loss of vaginal sensation, also called frigidity
- Incontinence or lower urinary tract issues
- Vaginal dryness or pain during sex
You may also gain or lose weight, feel depressed or suffer from other symptoms as a result of your reduced sex drive. Hormone imbalance can account for some sexual issues in both men and women, but there may be purely physical reasons affecting your sexual performance. Platelet-rich plasma offers one solution to this common problem.
How PRP Works
Platelet-rich plasma is plasma that has been enriched with platelets. The platelets contain growth factors that signal stem cells to start doing what they should be doing on their own. In turn, your reproductive organs and sex drive get a much-needed boost.
Treating certain medical conditions with platelet-rich plasma isn’t a new concept, but recent developments have made it a much more viable option for sexual therapy, particularly for women. The treatment for women is called an O-shot, which stands for orgasm-shot. Women benefit from decreased pain during sex, natural lubrication and increased arousal from clitoris stimulation. For men, the treatment is called a Priapus-shot or P-shot, and improvements include more durable erections and longer penile length.
PRP therapy works by using your own blood to stimulate natural processes that have shut down for various reasons. In one method, a local anesthetic gets applied to specifically targeted injection sites. Once the PRP is injected, the stem cells go to work. Your body creates new blood vessels and sensory cells to aid in sexual function. It’s a quick procedure with fast results. Many patients see improvement within a week. Results vary, but you might enjoy heightened arousal and better sensitivity during sex. If you or your partner could use some help in the bedroom, then talk to your doctor about PRP therapy.