With the introduction of medications, like Viagra and Cialis, to the marketplace, and their widespread acceptance and popularity, erectile dysfunction no longer appears to signal the end to a satisfying sex life.

The miracles of medical science have empowered millions of men to continue their ability to maintain healthy, loving, intimate relationships.

Nonetheless, not all users benefit from these drugs and some even suffer negative side effects.

Headaches, nausea, blurred vision and muscle pain are a few of the minor, but common symptoms that many men experience.

A recent announcement by the FDA has cautioned that ED medications may possibly lead to hearing loss.

What options are available to those gentlemen who do not respond well to oral medication but are seeking a natural alternative?

Amongst the most popular and highly recommended treatments is the use of the erectile dysfunction vacuum pump.

Though not new, the vacuum pump (or "penis pump" as it's commonly called) has undergone numerous structural improvements in recent years and remains one of the most favored methods of treatment.

There are seven key advantages to using vacuum pump therapy.

These include:

1. Safety - As a result of it's outstanding record of being safe for use, the United States FDA, in 1997, removed erection devices from it's classification as a "prescription" and permitted it's use to be sold freely "over the counter."

2. Satisfaction - Studies have indicated the success rate of vacuum pumps in producing a firm erection, exceeds 90%.

Even the most popular oral medications only enjoy a 60-70% success rate.

In addition, partner satisfaction, an equally important indicator, ranks 85%.

3. Flexibility - A major advantage of the ED vacuum pump is that it may be used in conjunction with other therapies.

It often happens that medications like Viagra or Cialis, provide only partial success in widening and strengthening the penis.

In such a case, those men who complement the medicine with the use of the erectile dysfunction vacuum pump, enjoy the maximum benefit.

4. Non-Invasive - Unlike medication or surgery (penile implants), the erectile dysfunction vacuum pump is non - invasive. It remains on the outside of the body. This means there are no negative side effects.

5. Builds Self Confidence - In many cases, the cause of erectile dysfunction is psychological. In such instances erectile dysfunction vacuum pump therapy allows the user, after his initial success, to gradually diminish his dependence on the pump, as his sexual confidence increases.

6. It's Right For "Almost" Everyone - Although there is no remedy that is perfect for everyone, the erectile dysfunction vacuum pump, comes pretty darn close.

Even when the cause of ED is hypertension, diabetes, or prostate, the erectile dysfunction vacuum pump may be suitable.

Naturally, if one suffers from ED he should first visit his doctor to determine the cause of the problem and inquire as to which method of treatment would best suit his personal needs.

7. Price - Last, but not least, is the cost factor. And this is the best part! The erectile dysfunction vacuum pump is affordable.

A high quality ED vacuum pump can be acquired today for a one time investment of approximately $200. Less expensive models are available for half that amount.

If one takes into consideration the ongoing expense of oral medications, this is certainly the most cost effective therapy available.

In summation, no matter which type of ED therapy you choose, if you are facing erectile dysfunction, make certain to see a doctor.

Erectile dysfunction is NOT a natural accompaniment of aging.

ED is an indicator, a blessing in disguise, that the body is encountering a health challenge and requires your immediate attention.

With proper care and treatment, not only can you overcome ED, but you can treat the problem at it's source

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