Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction

Men with diabetes have a greater risk of ED than men generally. Various studies show that 35% to 75% of men with diabetes will develop some degree of ED and more than 50 % will develop ED within 10 years of the onset of diabetes.

We have briefly seen how your Dick’s erection needs 3 things to happen and one of them is the release of Nitric Oxide/cGMP chemicals in the lining in the blood vessel cells (endothelium). Their action as chemical messengers cause the surrounding penile tissue to relax and let blood to flow in.

Diabetes, with its elevated blood glucose levels, causes blood vessel and nerve damage in all parts of the body, including damage to the tiny blood vessels in your Dick. Damage to nerves and the blood vessels blocks the desired chemical messengers from doing their job. Therefore, even if you have normal amounts of male hormones and you have desire for sex, you may still not be able to get him to erect firmly.

Cousin Dickxy has identified other problems related to diabetes that can come together to cause ED Kamagra Canada:

- High blood pressure. According to the American Diabetes Association, 73% of adults with diabetes have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medication. The combination of high blood pressure and diabetes also increases the risk for blood vessel damage, further reducing blood flow.

– High cholesterol is also common in people with diabetes. LDL cholesterol, or what’s called ’bad”
cholesterol, can interfere with the ability of blood vessels to dilate. High cholesterol levels result in fatty deposits in artery walls. This build-up of fatty deposit can reduce blood flow.

– Yet hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar also has its own risk factors for ED.

After reading all this research from Mr Dickxy you may start to feel despondent. This is beginning to sound like the “Perfect Storm” – the movie with the inevitable terrible ending. They had no chance. But his research has also shown that all is not lost and there is hope.

Having diabetes means that you will probably encounter problems with your sexual functioning but, you really can turn it around.

As a man with diabetes, no doubt you will continue your diabetes treatment with your Doctor and keep tight blood sugar control. You may have to be a bit more aggressive with your blood sugar control but that is a matter for you and your Doctor. Apart from the need to keep the insulin, lifestyle, exercise, carbs, and everything else as balanced out as possible (no small feat!) your ED treatment options are the same as any other man who has ED from other causes. Lifestyle and Nutrition (Step 6), bringing the Correct Mindset (Step 8) to sex encounters, making sure your sex needs are expressed (Step 10: You Unique Situation Condition Factors) and improving awareness of your Body (Step 9) are even more relevant.

You can also access Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and Stendra which work well in many men with diabetes although the success rate is not as high as the general population and do not apply if nerve damage is the primary cause. Alternative treatments like aprostadil injections or creams may also be more appropriate.

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