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Erectile Dysfunction

Restoring Your Confidence

For the 3 million men who suffer from Erectile Dysfunction in the UK, the primary cause is usually a medical condition such as diabetes, vascular disease, prostate cancer or hypertension. The anxiety and depression that often accompany ED may exacerbate the problem. Don't let ED undermine your self-esteem or the relationship you have nurtured over the years with your partner. The Osbon ErecAid System offers an easy-to-use solution that works for almost everyone. Regain the intimacy you thought was lost. It isn't too late.

The 90% Solution

The latest ED pills are great for many people but not for everybody, especially if you are taking drugs for hypertension, enlarged prostate or vascular conditions. Unlike other treatment options, the Osbon ErecAid System has a success rate of over 90%, even for diabetics and high blood pressure patients. With the ErecAid System, you and your partner can choose how and when the time is right, without side effects, and without the high cost of drugs.

Doctors' Preferred Choice

Osbon ErecAid System is the vacuum treatment doctors prescribe most... with over 1 million satisfied customers. The reasons are simple:

• No surgery
• Drug-free
• No serious side effects
• Easy to learn and use
• Long term satisfaction

Important Information

Under Schedule 11, certain groups of patients identified by the Department of Health are eligible for treatment at NHS expense:

Patients with ED who suffer from one of the following conditions:

• Diabetes
• Spinal cord injury
• Single gene neurological disease
• Poliomyelitis
• Severe pelvic injury
• Prostate Cancer
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Parkinson’s disease
• Spina bifida
• Prostatectomy
• Renal failure treated by transplant or dialysis 

Patients with ED who are not eligible for prescription

Patients who wish to benefit from the Osbon ErecAid Vacuum Therapy range may purchase the products directly from Mediplus Ltd. Simply order on-line from this site or call us on 01494 551200

Ensuring Your Success

The ErecAid System includes a Patient Kit with a step-by-step DVD and instruction booklet. In addition, you have access to telephone patient assistance on 01494 551200

What is impotence?

Impotence is now more commonly known as erectile dysfunction (ED), or sometimes erection difficulties. Men find they're unable to achieve or sustain an erection adequate for sexual intercourse.

Symptoms

A man may find that he is unable to achieve an erection at all, or that he cannot sustain one that is hard enough or lasts long enough for sexual intercourse. Men with ED may feel angry or guilty, and become depressed. Many lose interest in sex and relationships often suffer.

Cause and risk factors

It's thought that 70 per cent of cases have physical causes and 30 per cent psychological causes. However, often there are both physical and psychological reasons for the condition.

Most men experience occasions at some time in their lives, when they cannot achieve or sustain an erection, as a result of fatigue, stress or excessive alcohol consumption.

Among younger men, ED is often caused by anxiety – just about having sex, pleasing their partner or getting her pregnant. In middle age stress, overwork and tiredness often play a part.

Among older men, physical causes become more common. These include diabetes, thyroid or kidney problems, high blood pressure, damage to nerves or blood vessels, pelvic surgery or trauma, heavy smoking and the side-effects of medication.

However, one of the commonest causes is atherosclerosis – damage to the small blood vessels which control blood supply to the penis. In fact researchers have warned that erectile dysfunction may be an early warning of widespread atherosclerosis which could lead within a couple of years to a heart attack. Psychological problems may also be relevant in ED, and include depression, and sexual or relationship worries.

Treatment and recovery

Treatment depends on the underlying cause. The first step is to talk to someone who understands the problem, such as your GP or a properly qualified specialist. They will help to check for physical causes, advise on treatments and refer you on to a suitable therapist if appropriate. It may also help to talk to your partner about the problem, and sexual counselling may be an option.

In the past decade oral new medicines (tablets) that help a man to achieve an erection have radically improved the treatment of ED. These drugs work for the majority of men affected, whatever the cause.

But they don’t help or suit everyone and can cause important side effects. So other treatments still have a place – these include mechanical aids such as vacuum pumps or penile implants, and medicines such as intra-urethral pellet therapy and injections into the penis. Your doctor should be able to help you find a treatment that will work for you.

To reduce your risk of ED, avoid smoking and excessive alcohol, eat healthily, take regular exercise, and make sure you relax and get plenty of rest.

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