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Erectile Dysfunction Education

Impotence is the impaired ability to get or to maintain a full natural erection.  Lack of complete circulation to the blood vessels in the given area prevents or limits the swelling and rigidity that should otherwise be expected.  This condition affects tens of millions of men of all ages in the United States alone, and has a variety of causes.  Damage to the nerves, arteries, smooth muscles and fibrous tissues, often as a result of disease, is the cause of erectile dysfunction in nearly 70% of the cases studied.

Medications such as antidepressants, antihistamines, tranquillizers, those taken for high blood pressure, even appetite suppressants and over-the- counter meds, may also contribute to male impotence.

Smoking, which affects the blood flow in one’s veins and arteries, and hormonal abnormalities such as low levels of testosterone, are also commonly-recognized causes.

The incidence of impotence increases with age, affecting approximately 5 % of men by the age of 40 and as much as 25% of men by the age of 65.  Ironically, approximately 90 percent of men who experience bouts of impotence do not approach a doctor about the problem, and therefore do not get treated effectively.

The vacuum erection devices we provide are Medicare-approved options for treating impotence.  These devices involve placing a plastic cylinder around the penis which uses suction to draw blood into the penis, causing it to reach maximum stiffness.  A rubber ring traps the blood in the penis which enable erections typically lasting up to 30 minutes.  Furthermore, this is considered to be a therapeutic device, which means that consistent use of it leads to improved natural ability to achieve erections over time.  It is effective for about 95% of ED cases, in stark contrast to medications like Viagra and Cialis that report only about a 45%-50% success rate and many patients often cannot take in conjunction with other medications.  Our vacuum erection device are available in either a manual or a battery-powered model.  These devices are covered by Medicare, reusable, and have very high satisfaction rates.

 

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