Men’s health problems are often unique, as are those that affect only women. For many men, the most problematic health issues are those that affect their sexual performance. The likes of erectile dysfunction (ED) for example do not – as is often believed – affect only men in their later year. It is not unusual for healthy young men in their 30’s to find that suddenly, they can’t keep it up!
It’s not a great feeling for a man of any age to no longer be ability to satisfy a partner, but fortunately there are treatments available for ED and for other problems with male sexual health. One that has garnered much in the way of press coverage and discussion is the Priapus shot, or P-shot when abbreviated. What is the P-shot, how does it work, and what male health problems can it be used to treat?
These are questions we will be answering in the article that follows, so we’ll begin by explaining the basic idea behind the P-shot.
What is the Priapus Shot?
Put simply the Priapus shot is a procedure intended to increase the size of the penis. It is also used to help men who have trouble maintaining an erection overcome the problem. It is, as the name implies, an injection – one administered into the penis. If that puts you off, try not to let it as you will be numbed by local anaesthetic and most patients report no or just light momentary pain.
What is injected when one undergoes the P-shot? The substance going into your penis is known as ‘Platelet Rich Plasma’ or PRP. This is derived from blood – the blood of the patient as we shall see in the next section – and is rich in plasma and platelets, which are part of the make-up of your blood.
This substance is known to stimulate tissue growth and blood flow – both essential to a regular erection – so let’s now look at PRP and how the process is performed.
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What is PRP?
We should explain that there is a lot of research ongoing regards PRP for treatments not only in this area of men’s health but also in others such as hair loss. PRP is an interesting procedure, and it goes something like this:
The patient will be made comfortable – the procedure having been clearly explained – and a syringe of their own blood will be removed from a suitable place. This blood is then put into a centrifuge where it is spun for a set time at a set speed. The effect of this is that the platelets and plasma are separated from the other components of the blood such as red and white cells.
Next, the patient will have their penis numbed by the local anaesthetic and the PRP will be injected back into the penis, usually in one or two places. This has the effect of increasing the amount of plasma in the blood in that area, which in turn encourages cell growth and better blood flow. So, how does this treat ED and other problems? To understand this, we need to understand what causes an erection and what causes ED.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
While erectile dysfunction is not the only male health problem the P-shot can help with it is the most common one. There are many causes of ED, but before we mention these it’s worth understanding how an erection is formed.
In the penis are two ‘sacs’ that usually remain empty. When a man is aroused the hormones – think of them as chemical messengers to and from the brain – act to increase blood flow to the penis, and to fill the sacs. It is this that causes the erection to be firm.
Now, as a man grows older production of the relevant hormone – testosterone – slows down. The message is not so strong, the blood flow not so powerful, and he becomes unable to gain or maintain an erection. That is one cause of ED – ageing.
However, it can also be a lifestyle problem. Smoking, heavy drinking, poor diet, use of recreational drugs, and a general poor lifestyle can affect hormone production and therefore cause ED. ED is also a symptom of some diseases such as diabetes, so diagnosis is essential.
From that explanation we can see how the P-shot will help rejuvenate the blood flow and improve cell growth, hence adding to the size of the penis. Let’s look a few other male health problems that the P-shot can help with.
What Other Problems does the P-Shot Help With?
As we have already mentioned it is not only sexual health problems that the PRP process can be used for. However, that is the main subject of its use right now. In addition to ED, it can be successful in treating the following:
- Peyronie’s disease in which certain circumstances cause the penis to curve when erect.
- Penis enhancement procedures can be carried out using the P-shot.
- Improved sexual performance, better orgasms, and more enjoyable sex have been reported by men having had the P-shot.
Put simply this is a revolutionary procedure the uses form which are still being researched and one that could have greater scope for treatments. While relatively new to the medical world it is rapidly becoming an accepted treatment for male health conditions as described above. Is the P-shot safe? Let’s close by summarizing what we know.
Is the P-Shot Safe?
The P-shot and the PRP procedure are both safe for use. As PRP uses the patient’s own blood there is no chance of contamination that can come about when using synthetic substances that need to be injected into the body.
The first step if you want to learn more about the P-shot is to arrange a consultation with your doctor. If they believe the procedure may be beneficial, they will refer you to a specialist clinic that has experts who can perform the P-shot procedure, and where you will meet with a consultant who will explain the entire procedure to you in full.