What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction, often referred to as impotence, is defined as a difficulty getting and maintaining an erection long enough to perform sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction does not mean a reduced desire for sex. According to the National Institutes of Health, ED affects men of all ages, but men are likely to experience it as they get older. The prevalence of ED is as follows:
- 12% of men under 60
- 22% of men in their 60s
- 30% of men 70 and older
There are many treatments for ED; some involve lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, medications, surgery, or assistance from a device. An ED ring is a common device that can help treat erectile dysfunction.
So, what does an ED ring do, and what is it?
Well an ED ring is there in case prescription medications do not help your case of erectile dysfunction. However, they can also cause unwanted side effects like flushing, headaches, or changes in vision. Most prescription medications for erectile dysfunction cannot be used if you have a history of heart problems or are taking certain medications. When prescription medications are not appropriate, medical devices may help erectile dysfunction. However, surgically inserted penile implants may not appeal to all men, and some may find vacuum pumps embarrassing or difficult to handle. In those cases, an ED ring might be a good option.
How does an ED ring work?
An ED ring is placed around the base of the penis to slow the flow of blood back from your penis to help maintain an erection. Most are made of flexible material like rubber, silicone, or plastic, and some are made of metal.
Some ED rings have two parts, one circle that fits around the penis, and one that constricts the testicles. Most users find the ring helps an erection last long enough for intercourse. As ED rings prevent blood from flowing back while the penis is erect, they work best when a man can achieve a partial or full erection but has difficulty maintaining it. ED rings can also be used with a pump or ED vacuum that fits over the penis and gently pulls blood into the penis by the vacuum created. ED rings are sold on their own or along with pumps and vacuums.
If you are struggling to achieve an erection rather than not being able to maintain one, then Moorgate Andrology can help. We provide penile implants to help men achieve an erection when they are unable to. Our penile implants are also specific to your preferences, so don’t hesitate to get in touch on 0330 808 1968.