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Penile Vacuum pump for PD.

Men’s Sexual health & Penile Vacuum Pumps

Penile vacuum pump therapy using a Vacuum Erection Device (VED) have been used for many years for men suffering partial Erectile Dysfunction (ED). It is now also used as a therapeutic option for men with certain types of Peyronie’s Disease.

In simple terms, in order for a man to have an erection, his penis needs to fill up with blood. But with men with erectile problems this doesn’t happen or not to the degree where the man can have a sustainable erection. A penile vacuum pump can be used to create an artificial erection sufficient to enable sex.

It works very simply a man inserts his penis into the long hollow tube of the penis pump which is vacuum sealed at entry. Air is then pumped out of the space around the penis. This has the effect of creating a vacuum and drawing blood up through the penis until it is erect.

There are some benefits to erectile function in that that a penile pump brings healthy blood into the penis. But this is very limited, and a penile pump is more often used to create artificial erections before sex. After withdrawing the penis from the vacuum pump, a band needs to be applied at the base of the penis to hold the blood in. This is removed after intercourse.

Penis pumps are also used for Peyronie’s Disease. With PD, sophisticated traction devices are generally prescribed in order to ‘train the curve’. An analogy can be used with a brace for the teeth.

Penile pumps can be used in conjunction with shockwave therapy, where the Peyronie’s Plaque is indented rather than the more common surface plaques where a traction device is less likely to be effective. There are a vast range of penis pumps on the market, some are marketed more as sex aids, rather than medical devices and range in quality. Only specialist penis pumps are suitable for PD, and these should be prescribed by a practitioner who specialises in this condition.

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