What Is a Radical Prostatectomy?
Radical prostatectomy (prostate surgery to remove the prostate gland) is most often done to treat localized prostate cancer. Less often, a simple prostatectomy is done to relieve symptoms associated with BPH (benign enlargement of the prostate gland). Radical prostatectomy involves removing the entire prostate as well as some of the surrounding tissue, including nerves and lymph nodes.
One of the side effects of prostate surgery is erectile dysfunction. In fact, several studies cite an 85% occurrence rate, which means about up to 9 out of 10 men who undergo this procedure end up with some degree of impotence. Penile rehabilitation refers to therapies that can help preserve penile tissue and restore erectile function in men who have undergone prostate removal.
A vacuum erection device or penis pump is an effective intervention to improve penis health in men with impaired erectile function after surgery. What are the benefits of using a penis pump before and after prostate surgery? Let’s find out.
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Causes of erectile dysfunction may vary greatly. Regardless of your particular cause of ED, one ED symptom shared by all who are effected by the condition is decreased blood flow to the penis.
If your cause of ED is a medical condition, medication, or any one of many potential causes, it is likely that decreased blood flow to penile tissues can be positively impacted by erectile dysfunction exercises. If you have erectile dysfunction and want to learn how to fix ED, there are effective treatments that will increase blood flow to the penis.
Regular exercise is routinely recommended to counteract heart disease, increase mental clarity, and improve overall health and wellbeing. Penile health is no different, and blood flow can be increased with erectile dysfunction exercises and significantly improve the quality, frequency, and strength of your erections.
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Benjamin Franklin famously coined the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This expression has been applied by physicians and members of the medical community for years as a practical way to avoid chronic health conditions. Diet and exercise recommendations are becoming not only more common for prevention, but also prescribed as a practical way to combat existing cases of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer to prevent or halt the progression of an illness. Urologist who treat erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer have coined a medical term used to describe exercise of the penis, they call this type of exercise “Penile Rehabilitation.”
For more information, check out our “Guide to Erectile Dysfunction“.
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