Erectile dysfunction refers to the condition in which a male cannot have or hold an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction is distinct from low libido in the sense that a man may possess a healthy sex-drive but can still suffer from erectile dysfunction preventing him from engaging in successful intercourse. Though it can affect men of all ages, your chances of developing ED goes with age.
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
A myriad of factors can contribute to this condition like:
- Clogged arteries
- Heart disease
- Hormonal Imbalance
- High blood pressure
- Stress and anxiety
Apart from these, certain lifestyle choices such as excessive indulgence in alcohol and nicotine can also lead to Erectile Dysfunction.
Erectile Dysfunction Ring
Men get erections when arteries in the penis relax and let more blood flow in as a response to sexual arousal while simultaneously the veins contract to hold the blood there. This, in turn, causes the penis to stand erect and rigid. In the case of men with ED this procedure is not followed through the same hence they have difficulty getting or maintaining an erection despite sexual arousal.
ED rings, also known as constrictive penile bands, are usually made out of rubber, silicon, plastic or some other flexible material while some are made of metal. The ring is placed at the bottom of the penis, which constricts the blood vessels at that spot preventing the blood from draining out of the penis, keeping it rigid. It is best suited for men who can achieve at least partial erection or else it has to be combined with a vacuum pump which will promote blood flow into the penis.
ED rings are usually safe with little to no side effects when used adhering to the correct procedures.
- Don’t wear the ring for more than 20 minutes at a stretch.
- Refrain from using ED rings if you have a history of blood clotting disorders or anaemia.
- In case you experience irritation or numbness or any other discomfort while using the ring, remove it as soon as possible to resume normal blood flow to and from the penis.
Though ED ring is a good remedy for otherwise healthy men to sustain an erection, it is always advisable to seek clarification from your physician regarding any query or concern you might have about its safe usage. To know more consult an expert Apollo urologist.