Some effects of the natural aging process are easier to make peace with than others. Greying hair and skin laxity is one thing, but the diminishment of a healthy sex life can be tough to come to terms with. Fortunately, men have many sexual health treatments today that are far more effective than stand-bys like Viagra. At Advanced Life Clinic in Huntsville, AL we understand that the P Shot (Priapus shot) can be a great option for men with ED or other sexual health concerns.
How Quickly Does the P Shot Work?
Everybody responds to the P Shot at different speeds, but there are certainly early and normal responders who can enjoy the results of this treatment sooner than others. For example, some early responders can feel the benefits of this treatment within as little as 24 hours. Normal responders, on the other hand, will be able to enjoy benefits after several weeks, usually within 4 to 8 weeks of the first treatment.
The nice thing about the Priapus shot is the fact that the results gradually improve over time. Even early responders who can benefit from quick results will notice the results continue to improve over the next few weeks as the injectable solution corrects the causes of ED and other sexual health concerns. Those who are younger or who have milder conditions may be able to enjoy results more quickly than others.
When Do Your Results Peak?
The results of your treatment will generally peak after about three to four months after your initial treatment. The peak of your results means that the Priapus shot is as effective as it will be. Part of the reason your results will peak is that all the tissue regrowth and correction from the shot will be complete by this time. Some men with more serious conditions or who required more treatments may not enjoy peak results for at least six months.
How Long Do Results Last?
One of the most exciting things about this treatment is that the results can last for 12 to 18 months at a time. Many men can enjoy the results of this treatment for more than 18 months, provided they are making healthy lifestyle choices and responding well to the treatment. The longevity of this treatment means it’s ultimately more affordable for many men, as well.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
The number of treatments required to achieve your ideal results will depend on the severity of your condition. On average, most men require three to six treatments to achieve the desired results, but some men may require more results. Usually, these treatments are a few weeks apart, so your progress can be monitored over the course of your treatment plan and tailored to fit your needs.
How Frequently Should You Have the Priapus Shot?
Because the results of this treatment last for over a year, many men prefer to have annual treatments to maintain their results. Ideally, your maintenance appointments should be once every 12 to 18 months as necessary so your results will stay the same and you will not have to endure the symptoms of male sexual dysfunction for any length of time.
What Can This Treatment Help With?
The Priapus shot was designed to address male sexual dysfunction, which is any symptom or condition that interferes with the normal ability of the penis and sex drive. Usually, male sexual dysfunction refers to the symptoms of ED, but there are other disorders, such as Peyronie’s disease, that may contribute to these symptoms. The P Shot can address issues such as:
- Soft erections
- Difficulting having or sustaining an erection
- Low libido
- Lack of sensation
- Painful erections
- Reduced stamina
How Common Is Male Sexual Dysfunction?
Recent studies suggest that roughly one-third of men endure the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. In fact, among all male sexual dysfunction, ED is the most common cause, particularly among aging men where the prevalence of the condition increases in correlation with age. But that said, many younger men, including men in their 30s, may also experience these symptoms frequently or even chronically.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
The cause of erectile dysfunction is generally a multi-pronged problem. The biological cause of ED is the fact that damaged blood vessels in the penis make it difficult to direct blood flow to create an erection; uniquely, those with heart conditions and high blood pressure may also experience ED due to cardiovascular issues. Physically, weak penile tissues that grow laxer with aging are also a cause.
The secondary cause of ED is sometimes psychological or concerned with brain chemicals. For example, low testosterone in men is linked to ED because low testosterone is linked with low sex drive. Without enough chemicals or hormones in the brain to heighten sexual interest, men will suffer from low libido. Anxiety and depression are also causal factors for ED.
What Causes Peyronie’s Disease?
Peyronie’s disease is a physical disorder caused by scar tissue on the penis that restricts blood flow and makes having erections difficult and painful. The scar tissue on the penis is typically caused by injuries that have healed incorrectly, such as strained penile muscles, bruised tissues from impacts, or even injuries during sex. Particularly athletic men may experience Peyronie’s disease, even younger men.
Is Age Always a Factor?
No, age is not always a factor for male sexual dysfunction. There are many causes for sexual dysfunction that are not associated with aging, such as physical or psychological causes. For the most part, however, men over the age of 40 are more likely to have male sexual dysfunction, particularly erectile dysfunction. However, other known causes of male sexual dysfunction include:
Medication and Disease
Both medication and disease can play a charge role in the regulation of the cardiovascular system and hormone production. For medication, some antidepressants and antianxiety medications can interfere with normal hormone distribution, and even medications for diseases or illnesses, such as chemotherapy, can make it difficult to form an erection.
Heart disease is a particularly big factor in erectile dysfunction as well as any other cardiovascular concern that may disrupt normal blood flow. Even having high cholesterol can cause ED. Obesity and diabetes are also prominent causal factors.
Some lifestyle choices may also cause male sexual dysfunction. Importantly, both smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol in excess are known to cause ED over time. Making healthier lifestyle choices or using these substances in moderation may help lessen the risk of ED as you age.
While sexual libido is a neurological cause of ED, other mental health concerns can cause male sexual dysfunction. For example, profound performance anxiety can make it difficult to sustain an erection. Lacking intimacy and trust with a partner may also be causes of ED.
How Successful Is This Treatment?
The Priapus shot is incredibly successful, particularly for those with erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease. While the estimates of how many men can improve with this treatment for ED vary, the rough estimate for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease is between 70 and 80%. This treatment can successfully treat the physical causes of male sexual dysfunction to regrow healthy tissues and blood vessels in the penis.
What Should You Expect From Your Treatment?
The Priapus shot is an injectable treatment that uses your body’s own natural regenerative properties to improve symptoms of male sexual dysfunction. This treatment is performed by injecting PRP (platelet-rich plasma) into the tissues of the penis to kickstart the natural healing process. PRP is a type of restorative medicine that is known to help regrow healthy tissues because the plasma in your blood contains rich natural healing properties.
To prepare the PRP solution that will be used in your treatment, we will draw a small amount of blood and separate your plasma from your red blood cells in a special centrifuge. Once the PRP is prepared, a sterile syringe will be used to inject the solution into the affected tissues. Overall, your appointment will take about 30 minutes to complete, including preparing the PRP solution.
The first step of your treatment is to attend a consultation appointment so we can understand your symptoms and determine if this treatment is right for you. We will ask how long you have been experiencing symptoms and any other treatments you have tried, including oral treatments like Viagra. We will ask about any medications or supplements you are currently taking, as well. You may need to complete certain labs and exams before your first appointment can be scheduled.
Although this treatment uses your body’s own regenerative abilities to restore healthy penile tissues and function, there are still some things you will need to do to prepare for treatment. For your treatment to be successful and for you to enjoy fast results, you will need to ensure that your body is in good health. If approved by a physician, you should stop taking blood-thinning medications and supplements, corticosteroids, and alcohol or tobacco for at least one week before your treatment.
After your treatment, you will need to follow several directions to get the best results out of the Priapus shot. Some of your post-treatment instructions will include the same directions in your pre-treatment guidelines. Usually, we also recommend that patients drink plenty of water after the treatment and to avoid any strenuous heat or sweating.
You should wash the treatment area with mild soap and water, as well as wear soft cotton clothing. You should minimize any sexual activity until any bruising or swelling has gone down to avoid damaging penile tissues. Some men are instructed to use vacuum pumps, but this will depend on your specific treatment plan.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Most men who are experiencing one or more symptoms of male sexual dysfunction are good candidates for this treatment. Ideally, candidates should be adults between the ages of 30 and 50, although some older patients may also benefit from this treatment. You are likely a good candidate if you are in good health and you make healthy lifestyle choices.
Feel Confident Again With P Shot Treatments
For many men, sexual prowess is linked to overall self-confidence – and it’s hard to feel confident when you are experiencing low libido and the symptoms of male sexual dysfunction. However, the right treatment can help you overcome these challenges. If you think the P Shot is a good treatment choice for you, please contact Advanced Life Clinic in Huntsville, AL to schedule your consultation appointment today.