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How to Use an Erection Pump

An erection pump, penis pump, or vacuum pump is used by a large percentage of men over the age of 50 to treat impotence. Vacuum therapy is chosen because of it has a high success rate and because it is a non-invasive solution and it is particularly effective for men who can not take medications, such as, Viagra or Cialis, due to blood pressure medications or nitrates. They are also used by men after prostate surgery when the nerves ending in the prostate have been injured.

The vacuum therapy system allows a man to achieve a firm, natural erection. It works by placing a tube over the penis, with the pump producing a vacuum which draws blood into the penis, creating an erection. Penis or vacuum pumps are often made to high standards of quality and are distributed by suppliers of medical equipment, such as, Vitality Medical.

Flexible tension bands, commonly called cock rings, can be added. Fitted on the open end of the cylinder, then an erection is created by pumping. Then the rings are pushed by hand onto the base of the erect penis before releasing the vacuum. This restricts blood flow out of, but not into the penis, enabling the erection to be held even in the presence of problems of the vascular or nervous system which would otherwise lead to immediate loss of erection. In the best circumstances erections can be maintained for a considerable time, but manufacturers’ literature recommends that, for safety, rings should be removed after no more than 30 minutes.

Pumping must be done very carefully, as if done incorrectly, serious injury may result. Over-enthusiastic pumping can burst blood vessels and form blisters. In some cases the testicles can be unexpectedly pulled into the cylinder and cause severe pain and injury. It is also believed that the rim of the cylinder can cut into the skin and over time cause damage to the ligaments surrounding the penis.

The use of a lubricant, such as, Invicare Sterile Lubricating Jelly is recommended to achieve a good seal at the base of the pubis, and KY jelly can be used to lubricate the penis, the inside of the tube and the pubic area. Insert the penis into the tube and operate the pump, whether manual or battery operated, gently at first until achieving the best comfort level for you. Pull down on your testicles to avoid the skin being sucked into the tube, till the pressure forms in the cylinder.  Do not pump for more than 15 minutes at a time and note that it is not necessary to use a lot of pressure to achieve good results.

Heat helps with the expansion and softening of the tissue so it is suggested that you pump while in the bath, shower or Jacuzzi if you are using a simple manual pump.  Premium battery operated pumps however, should only be used in a dry environment.  Experimentation will be the best guide as you find what is best for you, practice a few times and it is suggested that best results are achieved with 15 minute sessions 4 times a week.

Vitality Medical provides the leading vacuum pumps, Osbon, Encore and Postvac, products which are FDA approved and have been used by thousands of people.  For more information visit www.vitalitymedical.com.

Bring Leukotape and Surgilube to your next Marathon

The stresses and aches that one must endure to cross a finish line 26.2 miles away from where you started can often prevent you from ever reaching it. The elusive goal is only crossed after a grueling struggle between body and mind; logic and determination. It is estimated that less than one percent of the population will ever run a marathon. Understanding the punishing nature of the marathon, it is not hard to see why.

At VitalityMedical.com we think you can do it. In fact, we’re here to help-by offering products that can help keep your eyes on the trail and your mind focused. Sometimes the difference between finishing and disappointment can be small. That is where we come in.

One of the most problematic ailments to a runner is the blistering of heals and toes. Along with wearing shoes that fit you comfortably, a quality lubrication can do wonders for your feet. Surgilube by Fougera is a lubricating jelly that does not irritate skin. For best results simply apply the Surgilube to your heels, toes, and any other part of the foot that may cause discomfort. Doing this creates a thin barrier and decreases the amount of friction that can cause pain and blisters.

Another great product that Vitality Medical offers is Luekotape by BSN. Leukotape P Sports Tape is a rayon-backed adhesive tape that can help with a number of issues, such as Plantar Fasciitis and ankle sprains. While you are recovering from an ankle sprain, your lateral ligaments are tender and don’t offer the stability needed to protect your subtalar joint. This is where BSN’s Leukotape P can help. By taping the foot in a position that helps your heel stay in place, or “locked,” you can run with the extra support that your ligaments need.

Leukotape can also help with Plantar Fasciitis. When the plantar fascia is inflamed, the more room it has to contract the more you feel it. By using a compressing sports tape for support, you can help prevent additional discomfort by taping the arch so that it is secured to the rest of the foot.

While preparing for your marathon you can also bring a roll of Leukotape P Sports Tape along for the run. The moment you feel a hot spot developing on your foot, stop and apply the tape as a layer of protection. Put it on tight and smooth so as not to add bulk or cause additional friction. This will keep the blister from getting worse. Leukotape is great to prevent and help with blisters.

Other athletic tape options can be found at Sports Tape. For 11 years VitalityMedical has been a leader in the Medical Supply industry. Whether it’s helping you finish your marathon and reach your goals, or helping you get back on your feet after an accident, Vitality Medical is here to help.