The number of men suffering from erectile dysfunction is increasing every year in the United States. Reduced sexual activity has a negative impact on the men’s quality of life and self-esteem.
Today, erectile dysfunction pump are used for treatment of patients with potency disorders. Medicare, a social health insurance program assumes a considerable part of costs for treatment of potency problems in patients aged 65 years and older.
Erectile dysfunction is quite common problem among men older than 65 years. Because of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, or undergone surgical intervention, it becomes difficult to maintain a normal erection.
Medical treatment of erectile dysfunction (oral drugs, intracavernous injections) in this age often does not give the desired results or it is even not recommended for use in some cases.
Therefore, purchase of erectile dysfunction pump by means of Medicare is a good solution for many men over 65 years.
Penile pump – is a special device, which helps to achieve erection by natural physiological way, without invasive procedures, chemicals or drugs. Depending on the selected device, the erectile dysfunction pump kit can include the following components:
- Vacuum chamber cylinder;
- Loading cone;
- Negative pressure device or pump head;
- Tension rings, fixed at the penis root.
If you have limited income and financial resources, you can get help for payment by Medicare health insurance. In this case, erectile dysfunction pump can be free for you.
External vacuum device helps to solve erectile dysfunction problem and to maintain erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. The purpose of the pump is to increase the blood pressure inside the penis.
Erectile dysfunction pump increases blood flow in the cavernous bodies that makes the penis erect. Herewith, besides the penis enlargement, increase in its sensitivity is also noted.
It should be noted that Medicare covers only payment for erectile dysfunction pumps that are certified by the FDA. Those men, whose health insurance does not cover costs of impotence treatment, should buy penile pump at their own expense.
When choosing an effective external vacuum device, its price plays an important role. Depending on the manufacturer and model, price of device ranges from $ 300 to $ 500.
However, today, you can buy a cheaper model of erectile dysfunction pump on the Internet, even cheaper than Medicare can cover. Herewith, cheap device will have the same efficiency as the one that was purchased by insurance.
Before to start using a pump, you should be aware that such device is intended for erectile dysfunction treatment caused by a variety of reasons, including:
- Poor blood flow to the penis
- Surgery when treating prostatitis;
- Psychological problems such as fear and depression.
Vacuum pump is contraindicated in men with pronounced coagulation failure or predisposition to a disorder called priapism.
Until recently, Medicare covered the cost of erectile dysfunction pump and other treatment methods of potency problems, such as penile prosthesis. However, since mid-2015, ED treatment is no longer included in a list of services covered by insurance.
If the patient needs any external vacuum device, he will have to pay out of his pocket. Currently, a lot of effective models are represented at the US market. Some of them can be purchased without a prescription.
Experts believe that due to use of erectile dysfunction pump; a man can get rid of stagnation of blood in the pelvis, as well as make a good massage of the penis that will help to improve potency.
However, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Just as any other treatment method of erectile dysfunction, the effect exerted by penile pump can be reduced over time that leads to a decrease in satisfaction rates.
Regardless of whether you have purchased erectile dysfunction pump with Medicare or paid your money for it, use of this device is associated with a specific physical discomfort.
Abuse of pumping power may cause microbleeds in the cavernous body and hematomas that will exacerbate erectile dysfunction.
Use of erectile dysfunction pump increases rigidity and swelling of the penis in men with erectile dysfunction. However, stagnation of lymph in the penis may provoke edema and severe inflammatory processes.
There may be hematomas and bruising on the penis. In general, they are not painful and disappear within a few days.
It is worth noting that the Americans consider sexual health as part of human general health. Despite the fact that Medicare stopped covering erectile dysfunction pumps, a number of private insurers still cover medication and pumps for ED.