Can diabetes cause ED?

ED problems can often be caused by physical problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and other conditions, and is also fairly common for men with diabetes. In fact, erectile dysfunction may be one of the first symptoms of diabetes for many men. Although ED is a difficult problem to share with anyone, and many make the mistake of avoiding treatment, it’s important to mention that ED is one of the most treatable complications of diabetes, and ED is reversible in a diabetic.

How does diabetes contribute to ED?

Male sexual performance has three stages, the excitement phase, where the man develops an erection, the penetration phase, where sexual congress leads to ejaculation, and the ejaculation phase. Some form of dysfunction can occur within each and any of these phases, and the causes can be complex, including both psychological and physical factors. In the case of diabetes, any damage sustained by the corpora cavernosa (the penile arteries) and the nerves that control an erection can contribute to ED problems, as well as hormonal imbalances.

What steps can one take to improve ED problems for a diabetic?

First, controlling one’s blood sugar level is critical in any case of diabetes. One should strictly limit their intake of sugar and other substances like alcohol. ED specialists will make a thorough diagnosis and inquire about any prescription medications the patient is currently taking. Because many types of medications can contribute to ED, including SSRIs like Prozac, diuretics, and alpha and beta blockers, ED specialists will need to understand what ED medications can be recommended to avoid conflicts.

For example, traditional remedies like ginseng and yohimbe can be used in some instances to avoid contraindications, and PDE5 Inhibitor ED medications such as Vardenafil (Viagra), Sildenafil (Levitra), and Tadalafil (Cialis) are widely popular and effective. For men who do not respond to these drugs, surgical methods such as penile venous and penile implant procedures are available.

Acoustic wave therapy for ED, also known as Shockwave or GAINSwave, is a relatively recent ED treatment that has met with considerable success, and one that may well prove to be the most effective ED treatment for many men. Using soundwaves to stimulate a mechanical and chemical response in the body, shock wave therapy induces new blood vessel formation, and also aids in nerve regeneration. Shockwave therapy provides a longer lasting effect than Viagra and other potency drugs, with.important practical benefits.

If you are a diabetic suffering from ED problems, consult with erectile dysfunction specialists to resolve the problem and return to your normal sexual function.


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