Pumps or pills and doing the one-gun salute
Erectile dysfunction affects one out of 10 men in the entire world. In fact, in the United States alone, over 30 million men have it. This condition is a very common problem among older men, especially those who have had prostate surgery or who are suffering from diabetes.
Among the most popular solutions to this problem are as follows:
• Oral medications such as Viagra and Revatio (sildenafil), Staxyn and Levitra (vardenafil), and Cialis and Adcirca (tadalafil)
• Medications that are inserted into the urethra or directly injected into the penis
• Implants that are surgically positioned into the penis
However, not all of these popular solutions work with all men. In addition, some of these popular treatments may also cause side effects such as headaches, bladder pain, and diarrhea.
This is where penis pumps come in.
A penis pump, where the penis is inserted into, is an acrylic tube with a pumping mechanism that pumps air out of the tube, resulting in a vacuum. The vacuum increases the blood flow into the organ, and sliding the constriction ring over the base of the organ maintains the erection when the tube is removed. According to an article from MayoClinic.com, pumps pose less of a risk than other treatments, are noninvasive and effective, and can be used in conjunction with other treatments.