A New Solution for Erectile Dysfunction

May 10 2024

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What is ED? 

Erectile Dysfunction, often abbreviated as ED, is a condition characterised by the difficulty to obtain and maintain an erection adequate for sexual activity. Key indicators include:

  • Challenges in achieving an erection
  • Difficulties in sustaining an erection
  • Diminished or absent sexual desire

Who is Affected by ED?

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is often caused by factors such as:

  • Physical factors such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, prostate cancer surgery, and hormonal imbalances.
  • Psychological and emotional factors contributing to Erectile Dysfunction (ED) include depression, stress, relationship issues, intimacy fears, sexual trauma, and limited sexual experience.
  • Lifestyle habits such as smoking, heavy drinking, drug use, inactivity, poor diet, and obesity significantly contribute to exacerbating Erectile Dysfunction (ED).

According to a study done in South India,  21.15% of the males were diagnosed to have one (or more) sexual disorder. Prevalence of erectile dysfunction was found to be 15.77%. Male erectile dysfunction is least among 26-30 years age group (8.6%) and highest among 51-60 years age group (27.6%).

There are almost always psychological consequences to ED regarding marital and relationship issues, cultural norms and expectations, loss of self-esteem, shame, anxiety, and depression, among others. ED can cause considerable emotional damage to the patient and their partner, as well as have a significant impact on their quality of life. 


Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction 

Numerous approaches are available for managing Erectile Dysfunction (ED), ranging from oral medications and sex therapy to penile injections and surgical options. Each method offers its own set of benefits and potential drawbacks. Consulting with a healthcare provider is crucial to identify the most suitable treatment plan. Some of the options are -

  • Oral medications (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra)
  • Priapus-shot (P-shot)
  • Autologous Cell Fractions (ACF)
  • Penile implant 

P-shot for Erectile Dysfunction

The growth factors & proteins released by the high concentration of cell fractions in turn activate and stimulate cellular repair and regeneration wherever they are applied in the body. In addition, collagen production and the formation of new blood vessels occurs and further aids in tissue repair. With a strong safety profile and minimal discomfort, this treatment, supported by nearly a decade of clinical evidence and global patient success, offers a promising solution for those seeking to improve sexual performance naturally, with no downtime and low risk of side effects.

Key advantages of P-shot for Erectile Dysfunction include:


  • Improved Penile Blood Flow
  • Stronger and More Enduring Erections
  • Pain-Free Intercourse
  • Enhanced Penile Size and Sensitivity
  • Boosted Pleasure and Sexual Stamina

When should an individual consider P-shot for Erectile Dysfunction? 

Men aged 30 to 70 years experiencing chronic, organic Erectile Dysfunction (ED) for at least six months, with a baseline International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) score below 14, who are intolerant to first-line oral therapies, not interested in penile prosthesis, and are willing to limit alcohol and eliminate recreational drugs for sexual encounters, should consider the P-shot as a treatment option.

What to expect during this therapy and is this safe? 


  • Blood Collection: A healthcare professional extracts blood from the patient.
  • P-shot Preparation: Blood is processed using a centrifuge to separate and enrich growth factors.
  • Anaesthesia and Injection: General/ local anesthesia is given, and the PRP is then injected into targeted areas.
  • Effects of the P-shot: The injection promotes increased blood flow and new tissue growth, potentially enhancing size, stamina, and sexual performance. The use of the patient's own blood reduces the risk of side effects, aiming for a more satisfying sexual health experience.
  • Recovery from the P-shot: Patients can typically expect a smooth and quick recovery, with a return to daily activities the next day.

This therapy is generally considered safe as it uses the patient’s own blood, reducing the risk of allergic reactions or transmissible infections. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects that should be discussed with a healthcare provider.


A patient can expect an onset of results in 3-6 weeks of the therapy and the results can last for about 18 months. In some men the results may be permanent.

Cost of P-Shots Globally 

Globally the cost for one session of the P-shot ranges from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 2,00,000.

Cost at ALIV 

At ALIV, the cost per session for the P-shot ranges from Rs.75,000 to Rs. 1,00,000. No hidden costs involved. 

Cost of the therapy depends upon factors like:

  • Protocol used
  • Location
  • Seniority of the surgeon

Why choose ALIV

  • Founded in 2016 by a dedicated team of doctors and scientists
  • Non-surgical, minimally invasive techniques
  • No known side effects from treatments
  • Achieves a success rate of around 70%
  • Recognized as an FDA-approved center
  • Commits to transparent protocols and clear pricing




  • Sathyanarayana Rao, T S et al. “An epidemiological study of sexual disorders in south Indian rural population.” Indian journal of psychiatry vol. 57,2 (2015): 150-7. doi:10.4103/0019-5545.158143
  •  Leslie SW, Sooriyamoorthy T. Erectile Dysfunction. [Updated 2024 Jan 9]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK562253/

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