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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Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) is a spontaneous erection of the penis during sleep or when waking up. Several less formal and well-known expressions might be morning hard on, morning wood or descriptions like morning glory all used to describe this natural anatomical process. Have you ever wondered what causes the phenomenon?
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Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to achieve and maintain an erection that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. For many of the right reasons we focus on erectile dysfunction, or absence of penile rigidity, in terms of how it impacts sexual intimacy and the relationships of couples effected by ED.
You might find it interesting to know there is more to erectile function or penile rigidity than its impact on sexual relationships, emotional well being, and self-esteem. Beyond psychology, healthy erectile function and penile rigidity may also be important on a physiological basis and maybe on a cellular level.
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