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Penis Pumps

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 22, 2014 by andelino

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Taxpayers spent a “staggering” $172million in six years on “penis pumps” valued at twice the price they would have cost in a store.

The U.S. government’s “Medicare” program blew the cash between 2006 and 2011, according to a government watchdog report.

The Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services said the health insurance system for American citizens paid for nearly 474,000 claims for “vacuum erection systems” (VES), commonly known as “penis pumps,” totaling about $172.4 million from 2006 to 2011.

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Yearly claims for the “devices” nearly doubled from $20.6 million in 2006 to $38.6 million in 2011.

Government “waste” is a major issue in budget talks in the U.S. capital as lawmakers try to reach agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill.

“Medicare payment amounts for VES remain grossly excessive compared with the amounts that non-Medicare payers pay,” said the report.

“Medicare currently pays suppliers more than twice as much for VES as the Department of Veterans Affairs and consumers over the Internet pay for these types of devices.”

Health care policy experts said the revelations in the IG report are a “troubling” indication of what they describe as “wasteful” spending in federal health programs.

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If Medicare had adjusted its payments to approximately the price non-Medicare payers pay, the U.S. government would have “saved” an average of about $14.4 million for each of the six years, the report said.

“The fact that taxpayers have spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars over the past decade on penis pumps via Medicare is obscene and insulting – even more so when you consider that this is an arena of Medicare expenditures rife with fraud and where the government doesn’t even bother to assess medical necessity,” said Ben Domenech, a senior fellow at the Heartland Institute.

“This is a perfect example of what happens when government becomes the be all and end all of human existence – a system where everyone has a right to a taxpayer-funded penis pump.”

“Considering the strain retiring baby boomers will soon be placing on Medicare’s budget, shouldn’t we be focusing this “entitlement program” on real, life-saving treatment and equipment to serve the health needs of Americans – instead of subsidizing penis pump purchases?” Ben Domenech of the Heartland Institute think tank said in an email statement.

“And to those citizens who really do want one,” added Domenech, “just buy it yourself – you don’t need to send the bill to your fellow Americans.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, “penis pumps” are one of a few treatment options for “erectile dysfunction.”

I can see it now when the “ObamaCare” death panels take over:

“We’re sorry Mr. Jones but we just can’t justify spending the people’s money to insert a stent in your heart. Please accept this penis pump as a parting gift.”

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According to the frequent “Cialis and Viagra” advertisements splashing across American television screens it appears that 90 % of Americans have “erectile dysfunction” symptoms.

The other 10% need “penis pumps” to get an “erection.”

Until now, they’ve been getting their heads swollen in the “shape of a penis” by the progressive media, academia, entertainment and Obama’s speeches.

In the progressive world of “Next Tuesday” everyone will use “penis pumps”, mandated by the liberated elites with their large, “penis shaped” heads in Washington, DC.

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Bill Clinton says, “I firmly endorse the penis pump!”

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Premature Ejaculation

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 30, 2013 by andelino

Premature ejaculation 03Dr. Michael Grant Wyllie, one of the team scientist who developed “Viagra” in the Nineties, is poised to launch a treatment to curb “premature ejaculation.”

He has already helped prevent millions of men from “flopping” in the bedroom and now claims to have a drug that will help many more experience the “joy of sex” again.

The new product called “Tempe”, is a “spray-on-medication” which has been judged “safe and effective” by the European Medicines Agency and is expected in bedroom “night stands” early next year.

“Premature ejaculation” is a chronic, debilitating problem affecting both men and their partners, making it even more common than “erectile dysfunction” which can sexually be stimulated with “Viagra” to get an extended erection.

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In trials, men who “used” the spray ahead of sex lasted on “average” five times longer.

Women also benefited from longer “love making”, with both sexes expressing greater “satisfaction” with their sex life.

Dr. Wyllie, formerly of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and now British biotech firm Plethora Solutions said: “Premature ejaculation doesn’t just make the patient feel bad. It does affect the partner and can completely destroy relationships. I feel this could save relationships.”

“Premature ejaculation can wreck self-esteem, make it difficult to form and maintain relationships and, at its worst, can make it impossible for partner to become pregnant.”

John Dean, one of Britain’s leading experts on male sexual problems and a past president of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, said: “While premature ejaculation is not a life-threatening condition, its consequences can be serious.”

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The “Tempe” spray contains low doses of two anesthetics that absorb into the skin to deliver a mild anesthetic to the “sensory” nerves below the “stratum corneum” (top layer of skin) of the penis.

This allows men to have ejaculatory “control” but with “less loss” of sexual sensation, and “reduces” the transference to their partners.

It only takes around five minutes to get work.

Those who like to be “spontaneous” will be pleased to know it can be sprayed on “up to two hours” before sex.

A pocket-sized spray tube will last a year if a man has sex five or six times a month, in which case “he may be a hero.”

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Some who tested the spray experienced side-effects of “burning sensations and headaches.”

And some fear that using the spray as a “quick fix” will prevent couples from confronting the “stress, anxiety and relationship troubles” that could be at the “heart of the problem.”

Tempe will only be available by “prescription” initially. But it is hoped that it will be a “blockbuster” in the long-run and later prescribed over-the-counter.

Dr. Wyllie says he was motivated by “scientific curiosity” and that the launch will be a “triumph” for a small British company that lacks the “manpower and resources” of the big players in the marketplace.

Tempe’s preliminary “approval” for sale EU is expected to be “rubber-stamped” by the European Commission in the next few weeks.

No mention yet where to apply the spray on the penis…

Genital Sonic Blasts

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 10, 2012 by andelino

It seems an unlikely treatment, but impotent men are being offered what is claimed to be the first permanent cure for their condition, “a sonic blasts applied to the affected genital area.”

The sound-wave treatment is being hailed as an alternative to drugs such as Viagra and Cialis. But while medication treats symptoms, the new sonic therapy is said to tackle the cause. Erectile dysfunction, which affects up to a quarter of men over 40, is most commonly caused by the hardening of the arteries, restricting blood flow.

But pioneers of the ED1000 treatment say the vibrations encourage new blood vessels to form. Although the treatment sounds discomfiting – “it involves directing pressurized sound waves directly on to the penis” – patients have been assured that it is pain-free.

Those undergoing the procedure – which involves 12 quarter-hour  sessions over a nine-week period –  are told to expect a tapping sensation as 100 blasts of sound waves are delivered each minute, followed by a tingling feeling afterwards.

“The ideal candidates are those who have a physical explanation for their impotence, such as hardened arteries or diabetes.” It will not work if the problem is “psychological or stress-related.” But the results so far are really very encouraging.

It sure sounds like men are just not that sexually interested in their partners anymore and using impotence as an excuse. I know many who get up ridiculously early in the morning to go to work, then stop in at the bar on their way home, and early to bed… “got an early start tomorrow dear…”

Sex life of older adults

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 10, 2012 by andelino

The sex life of older adults – long ignored and little researched – is getting new attention in the face of some staggering statistics.

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis have doubled for people in their 50s, 60s and 70s in the past decade, but safe sex awareness among older adults and its promotion by doctors is lagging behind.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 885 reported cases of syphilis in 45- to 64-year-olds in 2000; in 2010, there were more than 2,500. In 2000, there were 6,700 cases of Chlamydia in this age group; the number ballooned to more than 19,000 by 2010.

The numbers of  older people with HIV  has nearly doubled, and 15 percent of new diagnoses of HIV in the U.S. were in people age 50 and older in 2005, which is the most recent year that the CDC calculated the risk for this age group. The researchers say it’s hard to know just why STD rates are on the rise among older people, mostly because there’s been so little research on the sex lives of older adults.

“Unfortunately, until the public health data started to show a rise in disease rates, no one did any research at all. We just know there are more infections being diagnosed now than in the past.” Biological changes and the rise of drugs for erectile dysfunction may be setting the mood for the rise. Postmenopausal changes to the vagina, such as decreased lubrication, make older women are more vulnerable to infections, and pills like Viagra let men have sexual intercourse at advanced ages than ever before.

Eli Coleman, director of the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School, said “longer lives and more divorces may be leading older people to have more sex partners than in years past.” The generation’s view of condoms and safe sex is also probably less well-informed than their children’s.

“People are making midlife changes and going back into dating and maybe never have used condoms when they started out many years ago,” Coleman said. “They also think of their grandmother’s old-fashioned condoms and know nothing about the availability of them now or how to use them.”

A 2010 study of sexual health from Indiana University found the lowest rates of condom use were among people ages 45 and older. The authors of the current study said doctors often shy away from discussing sexual health with their older patients or may not view STDs as a risk at all. And health education campaigns heavily promote safe sex for teenagers and young adults, but ads urging older adults  to use condoms are rare.

“People think this is a problem of youth, and there’s a sense of invulnerability and ignorance among older adults,” Coleman said. “ We need to urge physicians to not look at some patients as not at risk.

While there is all the hue and cry and fuss made about how careless teens and young adults are, and how they aren’t interested in safeguarding themselves against STDs, there is startling truth about the adults as well. There is need for the adults to lead by example. It is essential that people understand the impending risk of the STDs which can be tackled with the help of awareness programs to make people realize what sort of danger they are putting their lives in.

Shock therapy for erectile dysfunction

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 30, 2011 by andelino

Shocking the penis with sound waves may help patients with an erectile dysfunction who are not responding well to drug treatments, a new study has found.

According to the researchers, “extracorporeal shock wave therapy” significantly improved sexual function among men involved in the study, Live Science reported.

The participants underwent 12 shock treatments over nine weeks, and one month after the last treatment, participants began taking ED drugs.

They were also required to fill out a questionnaire to assess their sexual function and scores ranged from 6 to 30, with scores lower than 10 indicating severe ED, and scores from 26 to 30 indicating normal erectile function.

On an average, the men started to see a benefit three weeks after the treatment and eight men achieved normal sexual function.

The patients continued to see improvements two months after the treatment had stopped, with almost 30 percent of them achieving normal sexual function and no longer requiring medications.

The study has been published online in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Penile Prosthesis

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2011 by andelino

According to Dr. Mark Allen, a Plano, Texas urologist “Erectile dysfunction is a problem common in men as they age. It’s a silent problem that doesn’t have to be kept silent. There is treatment for erectile dysfunction and men should explore all of their options before settling on living with a condition they believe is helpless.”

Erectile dysfunction is termed as the inability to obtain or maintain an erection as is necessary for sexual satisfaction, also called impotence. The severity of the dysfunction varies from one man to another. One man may be able to achieve but not maintain an erection while another may not be able to obtain an erection at all. The variety of severity, and under diagnoses due to a man’s embarrassment about the issue make it hard to establish just how common erectile dysfunction is. But keeping these variables in mind, doctors have still estimated that erectile dysfunction affects 30 million men in the United States.

It is possible for erectile dysfunction to affect a man at any age, but it is pretty uncommon among men less than 40 years of age and only 5% of the national average reflects men of this age group. At age 45-50 the statistic jumps to 15%. Erectile dysfunction affects 20% of men 50-55, and 50% of men between 70-80 years of age.

Erectile dysfunction is an issue that occurs commonly as men age, but there are a few medical factors that can cause it to become more severe, or to strike at an earlier age. Urologists state that factors such as lack of physical activity, excessive alcohol intake, obesity, and smoking directly affect the onset and severity of erectile dysfunction.

Regardless of what can be done to ward off the occurrence of erectile dysfunction, in some cases it is inevitable. The first and most important step to battling this issue is to see your urologist. You may be in early enough stages to treat your impotence with medication. Urologists commonly prescribe medication such as Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis, which are taken orally and may help receive an erection.

If the stage of your impotence is beyond medication then you and your doctor may decide to talk about implant treatment for erectile dysfunction. For patients with moderate to severe erectile dysfunction there is an option to receive a penile prosthesis.

A penile prosthesis is surgically implanted in a careful surgery and has been proven to help a man regain his ability to achieve an erection. There are currently two types of penile prosthesis, the semi-rigid non-inflatable, and the inflatable. The semi-rigid is a series of flexible rods that are surgical implanted to support the penis. With these rods, the man is able to manually place the penis in the upward position for intercourse, or downward for daily activities.  The inflatable prosthesis is more complex, but also more successful. With an inflatable penile prosthesis, a pump filled with liquid is placed inside the scrotum. Then a reservoir is placed inside the penis. When a man is ready to receive an erection his simply squeezes the scrotum, and the liquid is transferred to the reservoir inside the penis which causes an erection. When the man is ready to deflate the erections he presses a release valve which returns the liquid to the pump.

Urologist Dr. Allen has a number of penile prosthesis’ to choose from. After careful consideration the decision is between the two of you to decide which option is the best for you.

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