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Are Penis Pumps Safe?

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Medical Grade vacuum penis pumps are safe

Medical grade penis pumps are one of the most reliable and effective treatments available for erectile dysfunction.  When the FDA designated vacuum therapy as a class II medical device in 1982, then requiring a prescription from a physician to dispense the treatment, there was a little clinical experience to draw from.  The agency, as well as physicians and men considering the treatment, wanted to know in addition to effectiveness, are penis pumps dangerous? Are penis pumps Safe?

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What are the benefits of an Electric Penis Pump?

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The term “electric penis pump” has an illuminating quality.  Expressions such as electric billboard or electric lightbulb might elicit a more rational use of a multi-word term starting with the word “electric” in most of our minds. 

So, an electric penis pump sounds as if it could be a sci-fi creation or perhaps a bionic penile implant.  The truth is not quite as mysterious, so what are the benefits of an electric penis pump?  What is an electric penis pump?

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Shockwave therapy for ED

Shockwave therapy for ED

Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction is the latest modern medicine in-office procedure available to treat erectile dysfunction.  At the time of this article, Gainswave has in-office providers in at least 30 states around the country. It’s not just Urologists who are providing this treatment.  Chiropractors, Internists, Endocrinologists, and medical spas are treating erectile dysfunction using extracorporeal shock wave therapy.

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Erectile Dysfunction Injections

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Ronald Virag is credited with discovering the first erection injection in 1981. He injected papaverine into the penis of a patient in his care who was undergoing a surgical procedure he designed known as penis dorsal arterialization. The procedure was intended to treat erectile dysfunction. An erection was created through the erectile dysfunction injection rather than the surgical technique.

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Testosterone and Erectile Dysfunction?

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Men with low testosterone are the subject of a huge wave of direct to consumer television, internet, and radio educational campaigns.  Low-T is the catchphrase used to coin a condition known in medical prose as hypogonadism.

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Physical Activity to Improve Erectile Function

Physical Exercise Improves erectile dysfunctin

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to create and maintain an erection sufficient for sexual activity. Moderate or severe erectile dysfunction is typically the result of an underlying medical disorder.  Conditions that cause ED usually also affect blood vessels or nerves supplying the penis.

For more information, check out our “Guide to Erectile Dysfunction“.

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Penis Pumps Covered by Medicare

Penis pumps covered by Medicare discontinued by Congress

For 25 years Men suffering from erectile dysfunction could expect Medicare Part B would cover 80% of the cost or allowable set for Medicare beneficiaries to purchase a penis pump.  The primary requirement was that the underlying diagnosis or cause of erectile dysfunction was a covered condition.

If you were a man that had a  Medicare supplement plan F or G, or you had a secondary insurance policy without a sexual dysfunction exclusion designed to pay what Medicare would not, then 100% of the cost would likely be covered.  In July of 2015 Congress passed a law that completely discontinued Medicare coverage.

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How does a penis pump work better than prescription sex pills?

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Sex pillsPrescription medications are practically an essential part of modern life.  According to available statistics people in the United States spent 360.1 Billion dollars on prescription drugs in 2017.  Our familiarity with pill taking is so ingrained in our collective and individual behavior, that taking medications is not second nature, it is our first nature.

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Male enhancement pills side effects

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Male enhancement pills clinical studies

Pfizer laboratories accidently created the market for sex enhancement pills in the 1990’s.  While working with an experimental drug to reduce blood pressure, men participating in clinical trials began having erections. The 1998 by-product of this discovery ushered in a modern day sexual revolutionPrescription drugs for erectile dysfunction were an overnight success and have since become a multi-billion-dollar business.  One can’t live in the modern world and not be acutely aware of the little blue pill that changed the world, Viagra.

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Sex after Prostate Cancer

Sex after Prostate is something couples are interested in

The prospects of Surviving prostate cancer have never been better. Due to advances in the  Treatment for prostate cancer and awareness around the need for men over the age of 50 to participate in annual screening for prostate cancer, the 5-year survival rate for most men with local and regional stage prostate cancer is almost 100%. With successful treatment outcomes so high it is natural that men and their partners want to understand what to expect from sex after prostate cancer.

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