Ectile dysfunction, also known as erectile dysfunction, is a problem affecting men. Erectile dysfunction is when, despite the desire for sex (libido), there is insufficient erection or erection occurs but the rate or duration is reduced. This makes it impossible to perform or successfully complete intercourse, significantly reducing the enjoyment and quality of sexual intercourse.
The onset of an erection
Its occurrence is supported by psychological and psychological processes. The blood flow to the penis increases (due to hormones and nerve regulators) and the outflow decreases. Blood gradually fills the so-called cavernous bodies of the penis. When the veins open, the blood flows out, erection ceases and the penis returns to a resting state.
Damage to any stage of the process can affect the outcome and lead to erectile dysfunction.
Who is affected by erectile dysfunction?
The incidence of erectile dysfunction increases with age. Already 5-10% of men under 40 years of age are affected, while in men over 60 years of age it is over 60%.
In younger age, problems are more likely to be partial and psychological, and can be reversible.
The incidence of erectile dysfunction caused by disease is higher in older people. The so-called male climax, which occurs around the age of 60, is associated with a decrease in sexual desire, physical performance and well-being.
See a doctor as soon as possible!
A check-up is necessary as soon as possible to identify possible underlying diseases, because treatment is the first line of help. It's also important to remember that the longer you wait for it to "go away", the more the problem will become fixed, so you need to try to resolve it as soon as possible.
Conditions that cause erectile dysfunction
- High blood pressure, cardiovascular disease: erectile dysfunction can be the first sign to look out for! It can prevent complications such as heart attacks or strokes by 1-2 years.
- diabetes: diabetes doubles the incidence of erectile dysfunction because it causes damage to the small blood vessels and nerves involved in erection.
- high blood fat concentrations
- depression and other mental disorders
- neuropathic conditions (multiple sclerosis, paraplegia)
- prostatitis can be a symptom of erectile dysfunction, which can be fully cured with timely treatment. It can also occur in middle-aged or older men with benign prostate enlargement or in advanced stages of prostate cancer.
- Inadvertent damage to the nerves to the penis during prostate surgery can cause complete loss of erection.
- liver and kidney disease
- drug side effects (such as blood pressure medications, heart rhythm regulators, anti-hypertensives, anti-inflammatories, antidepressants and dehydration)
- hormone imbalances
- smoking. Erectile dysfunction occurs in 16% to 1% of people who smoke between 2 and 10 joints a day, 36% of people who smoke between 10 and 20 joints a day and 60% of people who smoke more than 20 joints a day.
- Excessive alcohol and drug use can also have adverse effects on erectile function.
- a serious accident to the spine can cause complete loss of erection
Who is a vacuum erection device recommended for?
The aim of erectile dysfunction treatment is to achieve a degree and duration of erection that gives the patient pleasure and satisfaction during sexual intercourse.
This is most commonly achieved by medication, which can be a pill or even an injection of prostaglandin directly into the cavernous body of the penis. However, these agents cannot be used in patients suffering from many diseases (hypertension, heart disease, liver disease, thrombosis, etc.)!
Vacuum devices provide a completely safe and side-effect-free solution.With the help of a vacuum created inside the bell placed on the penis, an erection is produced in about 1 to 1.5 minutes, which is maintained for a long time by a rubber ring placed at the base of the penis.
In this product group we have collected devices and appliances that can be used for the safe and drug-free treatment of erectile dysfunction.