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Constriction Rings For Vacuum Pump
Yes.: The penis pump, or vacuum-erection device (ved), draws blood into the penis to aid in producing an erection. The blood is kept in the penis to maintain the erection by applying a flexible ring at the base of the penis. This ring is removed after intercourse, allowing the blood to return to the body. ...Read more
Don't count on it: You can gain size surgically. Pumps will sometimes give you some temporary visible increase, but don't waist a lot of time or effort thinking it will last. ...Read more
It depends: If there is a medical cause for decreased blood flow such as high blood pressure, poor blood glucose control, or anxiety, then managing these conditions can help. However, if the result you're looking for is purely cosmetic, there is little that can be done medically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Full erction with partial rigidity & slightly bendable penis, venous insufficiancy (right veno occlusive failure)
could you tell me treatment?
Doctor can evaluate: There are a variety of treatments to help get a partial erection firmer, so an evaluation by the urologist is needed. There are external treatments like vacuum, and medications like viagra (sildenafil). One can work with the doctor to try out various treatments to see what works best. ...Read more
Is there any foreign body lying within the artery, like plastic or rubber when you are doing sta-mca bypass using microanastomotic device?
Usually not: But you should talk to your doctor who can explain the planned procedure in details. ...Read more
Pde5 inhibitors like cialis for peyronies? Where is the proof these can help peyronies or limit scar tissue progression? Every doc gives them. Harm?
Here are some ...: PDE-5i has still chiefly been used for erectile dysfunction (ED). Some men with Peyronie's disease may already have some degree of ED so PDE-5i will help improve / restore erection for sex but not affect Peyronie's per se. On the other hand, severe Peyronie's disease may affect erectile function so PDE-5i may be prescribed. Besides, remember: ED always results from multiple factors... ...Read more
How often should pt use the airlife breathing training device (looks like a plastic toy) post CABG surgery? It measures how much air you can pull in
10x/hour: This sounds like an incentive spirometer. It is a 'toy' that you take deep breaths into to lift the marker and measure the depth of your breaths. If that is what it is you are describing, we tell patients to use it 10x per hour. So the best is during a commercial while watching tv. But it helps to expand the lungs and decrease the chance of pneumonia. Check your md for more details. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What meds widen blood vessels, veins & arteries?Beta, alpha andcalcium-channel blockers can?but do theyblock constricting or actually open vessels up?
Is the removal of the wires used to close the sterum after heart bypass sugery a valid option in an effort to reduce non-cardiac chest pain?
Inhaler vapor sometimes reaches my daughter's eyes when using mask. She's an infant. Also, is the pacifier adapter good for Pulmicort nebulizer?
Check the fit: Some leaking of mist around the nebilizer mask is normal, and for the most part produces no health risk. Most children will close their eyes as a normal response if the mist is irritating. Consider using a different sized mask to reduce leakage. The pacifier adapter is useful for those who do not tolerate a mask, but does not deliver the medication as effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not, but...: Usually not, but we don't know you nor your entire medical history so this would be a question to ask the doctor who suggested you take the medication. In general, ppi's are well tolerated and safe in otherwise healthy people without major medical problems, and who don't take any medications that have an interaction with the ppi. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Recent stent implant. Can eucalyptus oil be used in haus personal vaporizer device to end use of nicotine? I no longer smoke cigs.
Not advisable: May cause more problems than help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is a diabetic insulin pump with the new attachable 24-7 glucose monitor more convenient than traditional insulin pumps?
Yes, and better: The continuous glucose monitoring systems represent a tremendous advance in the ability for Insulin controlled diabetics. Although they still need to check a few times a day to calibrate the meter, the continuous monitoring allows the system to anticipate trends, such as falling glucose levels and adjust the pump rate accordingly. With attention to diet and good training, the system is much safer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intra-aortic pump: during diastole ( when the heart relaxes), the pump is inflated forcing blood to the coronary arteries, and during systole ( when the heart contract), the balloon pump deflates allowing blood to past through the aorta, the pump is used to facilitate myocardium ( heart muscle) oxygenation after severe myocardial infarction ( heart attack) ...Read more
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