Botox “enters the game” of sexual dysfunction
According to a research undertaken by the International Andrology.
It is widely considered as a mere cosmetic that reduces wrinkles by paralyzing “hidden” muscles. However, botulinum toxin, the famous Botox, is a lot more than that. In recent years doctors have realised that it can be useful in the treatment of various medical problems such as migraines, overactive bladder syndrome, excessive sweating or even strabismus.
However, its effectiveness goes way beyond that. It may become the new “miracle” drug for men suffering from erectile dysfunction, according to a large scale international clinical trial in which the medical team of the Andrology Institute of Athens also takes part.
As it has been announced, International Andrology, which is headquartered in Athens and London, has been undertaking a large scale international clinical trial and is close to finding a treatment for erectile dysfunction that will restore the sex lives of millions of men who have been suffering for their lost sex life.
“This new clinical trial follows two small pilot studies whose findings have been published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine” said Mr. Konstantinos Konstantinidis Urologist-Andrologist, MD, PSC, PhD, President of International Andrology and Head of the Department of Sexual Health of Athens Medical Centre.
“Professor Hussein Ghanem from Cairo University and Mr. Amr Raheem, Director of Medical Services at International Andrology London, have confirmed exciting emerging results from the recent large-scale clinical trial. Upon completion of the study, the Andrology Institute, which takes part in it, will exclusively offer Botox in Greece to treat erectile dysfunction”.
Findings give hope for an “elevated” morale
Nearly 50% of men who received a Botox injection (botulinum toxin type A, the active component of Botox) as opposed to a placebo recorded significantly increased erectile satisfaction and most of them completed a sexual intercourse with success.
All men involved in the study were severe and end stage erectile dysfunction sufferers and had no ability to perform sexual intercourse. In such cases the only option currently available to them is a costly penile prosthesis (surgical silicone implant).
Professor Amr Raheem, who is leading this ground-breaking research and recently presented early findings at two major international medical conferences in China and the US said:
“Erectile Dysfunction affects half the male population at some point in their lives and causes misery for millions of men.
It is believed that increased blood flow to a man’s penis from a Botox injection could help him to maintain an erection and may last for up to 6 months. This offers a lifeline to both men and their partners and avoids costly surgical procedures. We are optimistic about the full trial results and hope to be offering the treatment in early 2018”.
Full results will be available in September this year.
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