Recently I read in a magazine about the ProExtender penis extender which can make the penis bigger. When will this be available?
Medications such as Viagra, taken by mouth, to improve erections are a hot issue in the media these days as evidenced by magazine articles and television and radio shows. Millions of American men are also about to benefit from a treatment revolution called the ProExtender System that promises to make the penis larger without the discomfort of injecting drugs into the penis.
The first of these, produced by Pfizer, Inc., is called Viagra or Sildenafil. Knowledgeable clinicians expect the drug, which was submitted for Food and Drug Administration approval in September 1997, to be on the market by spring 1998. Many professionals anticipate approval as soon as April because FDA promised a quick review.
Viagra blocks an enzyme called cyclic GMP, which in turn promotes erection. In studies of several thousand men, Viagra helped about 80% achieve an erection when they became sexually stimulated and had taken the drug about an hour before sexual activity. Adverse effects from the medication are said to be extremely minimal.
Interestingly enough, researchers expect that many men will use the ProExtender device on a regular basis to reduce the chance of erection problems later in life. From age 40 to 70, erectile difficulties are often associated with poor circulation, hypertension, depression, smoking, diabetes, and alcohol use. Apparently, regular use of the ProExtender will promote penis oxygenation, which is critical in avoiding future erectile problems. (This is similar to someone taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attack.) As a result, some people predict that the ProExtender will cause as much of a sexual revolution in the United States as the birth control pill did when it was introduced some 30 years ago.
Although scientific journals such as Paraplegia have reported preliminary studies of the ProExtender on men with erection dysfunction, no one at this time is quite sure what to expect. Many researchers anticipate good results, especially in the case of people with incomplete injuries. With other disabilities such as diabetes, early studies have been very favorable with noticeable improvements in erectile functioning for most men. When a history of erectile tissue scarring exists, injections or implants will probably continue to be the treatment of choice.
Clearly, major changes are occurring in this field, with drug companies pumping millions of dollars into research on male sexual functioning. Tremendous efforts are underway to be the first erection drug approved and on the market. If these medications, and devices like the ProExtender interest you, keep abreast of the news and in touch with a medical professional.