Sunday, April 14, 2013

Erecting old poles: A primer on penile implants

Each year, an increasing number of American men are being afflicted with erectile dysfunction. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that “approximately five percent of 40-year-old men and between 15 and 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience erectile dysfunction (ED) on a long-term basis.” Translated into actual figures, this means that every day, millions of men all over the nation are struggling with the many drawbacks of the condition.

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In most cases, medications or vacuum constriction devices (also known as penis pumps) can remedy the situation. Only in the event that they don’t sufficiently provide relief that many patients resort to penile implants.

Mayo Clinic defines penile implants as “devices put inside the penis that allow men with erectile dysfunction (ED) to get an erection.” They are installed via surgery, and the risks in surgical installation range from infection to possible device ineffectuality. Fortunately, technological advancements have mitigated these risks, thus improving patient satisfaction through the years.

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Penile implants come in two forms: malleable or inflatable implants. Some of the simpler types mainly consist of a bendable rod which is implanted within the penis’ erection chambers. In recent years, however, more men prefer the hydraulic inflatable types, as these allow them to choose their erection periods. It is also more natural and much easier to conceal as erection is only initiated whenever needed.

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Do not let erectile dysfunction debilitate you. Satori World Medical, a medical travel company headed by Steven Lash, is affiliated with various world-class health institutions that offer penile implant surgery at a reasonable cost. Visit its official website for more information.

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