Benjamin Franklin famously coined the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  This expression has been applied by physicians and members of the medical community for years as a practical way to avoid chronic health conditions.  Diet and exercise recommendations are becoming not only more common for prevention, but also prescribed as a practical way to combat existing cases of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer to prevent or halt the progression of an illness. Urologist who treat erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer have coined a medical term used to describe ED prevention by exercise of the penis, they call this type of exercise “Penile Rehabilitation.”

 

Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Rehabilitation

Urologist are medical doctors who study and treat disorders of the urinary system.  They are considered the foremost experts in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.  Even though all urologist are trained surgeons, non-surgical treatments for erectile dysfunction are gaining acceptance among the most respected urologist and medical centers in the world.  The University of Texas MD Anderson Center is a leading thought leader in which penile rehabilitation using vacuum therapy is common place.  The Director of Sexual Medicine is Dr. Run Wang who published a clinical study titled “Vacuum Therapy Device for Penile Rehabilitation.” Dr. Wang makes a compelling case that using vacuum therapy following prostate cancer is a preventative form of exercise that significantly improves a man’s chance of returning to normal sexual function following a surgical procedure to treat prostate cancer known as a radical prostatectomy.

Erectile Dysfunction Exercises

There is clinical research that indicates that the use of a vacuum erection device as a first-line therapy in treatment of erectile dysfunction following a radical prostatectomy is recommended as a very effective preventative treatment.  The Journal of Sexual Medicine publish an article in February of 2017 Titled “Vacuum Erectile Device for Rehabilitation after Radical Prostatectomy” Volume 14, Issue 2, p184-186.  This study recommends men start using vacuum therapy 2 weeks following a radical prostatectomy as part of an exercise or penile rehabilitation regiment in which it is used 5 minutes twice daily with a 1 minute interval, Monday through Friday.  This research is very focused on prostate cancer patients and does not address the benefits of creating erections using vacuum therapy to decrease penile shortening, penile shrinkage, or the prevention of program cell death in men who suffer from diabetes or other medical conditions.  It will be interesting to see if this type of research emerges in the future.

Natural Ways to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

In a medical community that often focuses on drug therapies and surgeries it is very exciting to see more and more thought leaders and leading medical institutions focusing on natural ways to treat erectile dysfunction.  When a man uses vacuum therapy, no drugs pass the skin through needles.  Oral medications are commonly used in those cases in which they are effective, but oral medication use the circulatory system and pass drugs throughout the whole body.  Surgical procedures are without argument the most invasive form of erectile dysfunction treatment.  Each of these treatments has a place in medicine and are effective forms of managing erectile dysfunction depending on the goals of the physician and medical condition of the individual who is seeking treatment.  Vacuum therapy is the only proven treatment in which no chemicals are ingested or surgical procedures are performed.

Soma Therapy-ED for Erectile Dysfunction

Many of the most respected medical centers, including those mentioned in this article, in the United States and around the world have prescribed Soma Therapy-ED for erectile dysfunction or penile rehabilitation.  If you would like to order a Soma Therapy-ED device without a prescription you can do so directly on our website or give us a call at 1-800-827-8382.

 

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