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The History of Vacuum Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

12 June, 2013 (12:12) | News | By: admin | Email Email | Print Print

Erectile dysfunction is nothing new, even though it may seem like it. We’ve just begun discussing it more openly, which makes it seem like it’s now a sudden wide-spread epidemic. The truth is that men have battled erectile dysfunction for centuries, and many different methods for combating it have been used over the years. Vacuum therapy is just one of these methods.

The First Popular Use

One of the first physicians to recommend vacuum therapy was John King, an American. In 1874, King suggested that a glass exhauster could be used to help create what he referred to as an artificial erection. However, this erection didn’t last very long once the vacuum device was removed.

The Addition of a Compression Ring

Later, in 1917, Otto Lederer patented a tool that used a vacuum device to assist a man with getting an erection. This device was similar to King’s, but Lederer added a compression ring. By placing this ring around the base of the penis, the blood pulled into the penis by the vacuum device remained there after the tube was removed. Once Lederer’s device was seen to work, several others patented modifications to it, but none became widely used.

Vacuum Therapy Becomes Popular

While Lederer’s device did allow a man to get an erection and maintain it long enough to have intercourse, it wasn’t that well-known or popular. In fact, the first widely marketed vacuum therapy device didn’t appear until the 1960s. Created by Geddins D. Osbon, Erecaid was the result of years of research and testing. Osbon began marketing the device in 1974. While many in the medical profession were skeptical, Erecaid was given the stamp of approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1982.

Winning Over the Disbelievers

Following Osbon’s device, a number of other vacuum therapy products appeared on the market. While there were only a few at first, more and more products became available as more research was done into vacuum therapy. Articles published by Perry Nadig and Roy Witherington presented the results of patients using vacuum therapy successfully. In 1990, T.F. Lue cemented the effectiveness of vacuum therapy in an article published in the Journal of Urology. He wrote that he would recommend vacuum devices to any of his healthy male patients. More recently, the American Urological Association has recognized vacuum therapy as a viable treatment for erectile dysfunction.

Exercising on the Weekends

29 June, 2012 (09:10) | Exercise, News | By: admin | Email Email | Print Print

An Article from USA Today

“I’m Just Too Busy!”

In today’s world, the busyness of the day can keep us from doing a lot of things we should be doing. One of the most obvious things that we should always have as a priority is exercise. Our bodies are wearing out over time. If we’re not serious about taking care of ourselves, life is only going to get more difficult.

Monday through Friday might be hard for some of us to really get in a good sweat. That’s why USA Today’s Nanci Hellmich wrote an article about taking advantage of exercise during the weekend.

Just Do Something

In her article, Hellmich mentions a woman who works all week but still finds time during the weekend to play basketball, soccer, softball, go rock climbing, jog, or go bike riding. The important thing is that she’s doing something.

Hellmich gives us a list of benefits we receive from taking the time to exercise:

  • Better blood sugar control
  • Improved sleep and mood
  • Reduced stress and depression
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Reduces the risk of some types of cancer
  • Helps control weight
  • Improves bone and joint health
  • Builds stronger muscles
  • Reduces dangerous belly fat

Interestingly enough, the government actually suggests 150 minutes of “moderate-intensity physical activity” every single week. Whether we’re pushing ourselves to do that or not is up to us and us alone. If you want to be happier, healthier, and live longer, taking the time to exercise during the weekend will make all the difference.

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24 August, 2011 (13:19) | News | By: admin | Email Email | Print Print

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