Endogenous Stem Cell Mobilization And Erectile Function
Stem Cells Can Improve Erectile FunctionAll this data strongly suggested that stem cells can improve erectile function, and while various approaches have been investigated, the simple intracavernous injection -which is an injection directly into the penis!- of adult stem cells has continuously led to significant results, which included morning erection and rigidity. , Likewise, simply increasing the number of circulating stem cells through Endogenous Stem Cell Mobilization (ESCM) has been reported to improve erectile function.
Link Between Stem Cells and Erectile FunctionIn fact, a number of studies have reported that there is a direct link between the number of circulating stem cells, especially EPCs, and erectile function. In one study, erectile function was determined using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) as well as Nocturnal Penile Tumescence and Rigidity Monitoring
(NPTRM). The number of circulating EPCs was quantified in 28 individuals with poor erectile function and was found to be 55% lower than the number of EPCs found in healthy controls. One study determined that there is a direct relationship between the number of circulating EPCs and the IIEF, in other words, more stem cells in circulation equates to better erectile function. The number of circulating EPCs was even proposed to be an independent risk factor for erectile dysfunction.