Treating Erectile Dysfunction With a Vacuum Erection Device
The Effects of Erectile Dysfunction
Over 30 million men suffer from erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction affects men of all ages and actually progresses over time. Most men experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives, usually around age 40, but are not psychologically affected by it. There are some men who experience chronic while others experience partial or brief erections. Erectile dysfunction can cause men to lose their self-esteem and even affect relationships.
The Vacuum Erection Device | How It Works
A common, effective, and recommended mechanical aid used for the erectile dysfunction treatment is the vacuum erection device. Most vacuum erection devices are made up of an airtight tube, pump, and ring.
The tube is placed over a lubricated penis and activated by squeezing a hand held pump or triggering a battery-operated pump to create a vacuum effect drawing blood into the penis.A rubber plastic ring then slides off of the tube and onto the base of the penis to keep blood from flowing out.
To make this process more comfortable, the ring comes in different sizes. When this process is performed properly, an erection will last for around thirty minutes, but the ring must then be removed to restore healthy blood flow.
Are There Any Side Effects?
A vacuum erection device is generally effective, safe, and can be used as often as needed. Some side effects are possible and may include reddish pinpoint-size dots on the surface of the penis when negative pressure is applied too rapidly, bruising if the penis is held under pressure too long, and a cold penis tip as the device and tension rings limit circulation. These conditions are not painful or serious and can be solved by not using the pump for a short period of time.