When the world can’t get enough of erectile problems
The erectile function of people with Parkinson’s disease can be severely impaired, and researchers are struggling to find a solution.
But they have a solution: an injectable gel.
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco have developed an injectible gel that mimics the way a patient’s nerves contract, relieving pain and easing the effects of Parkinson’s.
The gel is designed to help with some patients with erectile disorder, but it may also be useful for others.
Researchers say that a patient may need a lower dose of the injectable version than a pill, and may need it for a while before they find the right dosage.
But it will probably take at least several weeks to see significant effects.
The researchers also want to make sure that the injectible version of the gel is safe.
“We don’t want to create a new form of drugs, but we want to try to minimize the risk of side effects,” said Dr. Andrew M. Schleicher, an associate professor of medicine at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine.
Schleichel said that some patients may be allergic to the injectables version of gel.
But other people might have no problems with the injectibles version, and so the gel should be safe for them.
“We think that we can make a pill that can help alleviate some of the symptoms of Parkinson,” he said.