An Overview of Vacuum Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

It is reported there are more than 3 million cases of erectile dysfunction each year in the United States. Dr. Mark Allen visits with countless men living in the Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas communities affected by this common health condition. Also known as ED or impotence, the condition occurs when a man cannot get and/or keep an erection firm enough to engage in sexual activities. As an urologist, Dr. Allen specializes in diagnosing and treating ED. A popular ED treatment designed for patients who are not candidates for medications is vacuum therapy for erectile dysfunction.

Common Causes of ED (Erectile Dysfunction)

Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when blood flow to the penis is limited or nerves are damaged. The causes of ED include diabetes, heart disease, prostate cancer treatment, depression, anxiety and the side effects of certain medications. Stress, lack of sleep, smoking and excess drinking can also cause ED.

ED is not just a medical issue – it can deeply affect relationships and limit intimacy, as well as affect a patient’s self-esteem. While there are physical, chemical and psychological reasons for ED, there’s no single cause. Common causes of ED include physical factors (kidney disease, diabetes, vascular disease and chronic alcoholism), chemical factors (antidepressants, tranquilizers, blood pressure medications and antihistamines) and psychological factors (stress, guilt, depression and anxiety).

Vacuum Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction as an ED Treatment

Dr. Allen specializes in ED treatment for patients suffering from mild to extreme impotence. In patients who have health ailments such as high blood pressure, hypertension, an enlarged prostate, BPH or other vascular or urological related condition, erectile dysfunction drugs may not always be the best option. One specific device that is surgery-free, drug free, easy to use and offers a high success rate is vacuum therapy for erectile dysfunction.

The ErecAid System by Osbon is offered by Dr. Allen to patients who wish to use vacuum therapy for erectile dysfunction in order to attain an erection. This device uses a vacuum pump that promotes an erection either through a manual pump process or through a battery operated device. As negative pressure develops inside the pump, it allows the penis to become engorged with blood so that an erection is achieved. Once the erection is achieved, tension rings are placed at the shaft of the penis so that the erection can be maintained during sexual intercourse.

ErecAid is an FDA approved, non-invasive option with minimal side effects or risks. Unlike oral medications and injections, patients ultimately control the timing of the erection and maintain complete control with no pressure to perform. After just a few practice sessions, most first-time users feel entirely comfortable with the system.

Vacuum therapy for erectile dysfunction is becoming a popular choice among men because of the low risk associated with them, and the fact that surgery or an invasive procedure is not involved. The Osbson pumps are recommended 4 to 1 over others on the market by both physicians and patients.

If you are interested in learning more about vacuum therapy for erectile dysfunction as an ED treatment, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Allen, urologist in the Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas area.


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