Those who suffer from diabetes, are familiar with the many ways it can affect their overall health. However, they might not be aware of the harmful effects diabetes can have on their sexual function. Men with erectile dysfunction related to diabetes have found comfort and resolution with Trident Health Group. Our doctors are passionate about treating your erectile dysfunction and restoring your sexual health. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
Diabetes Q & A
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a life-threatening health condition that occurs when your body is unable to manage your blood sugar levels. The pancreas plays an important role by producing insulin which then transports sugar out of your bloodstream and into your cells. It is then converted to energy but without the correct amount of insulin, your body is unable to manage the excess sugar resulting in serious illness.
What causes erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes?
Your penis needs a sufficient amount and constant flow of blood to create and maintain a solid erection for sexual intercourse. However, if your blood sugar is unstable, it can hinder the blood vessels and nerves responsible for getting and maintaining an erection.
Also, the medications for diabetes commonly aggravate sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction which can lead to low libido. Diabetes is also linked to low testosterone, which is an important factor for healthy penile function.
How common is impotence among men with diabetes?
50% of all men who have diabetes will acquire erectile dysfunction in the 10 years following the diagnosis.
Diabetes is the leading cause for retrograde ejaculation, an abnormality during climax that redirects semen into your bladder instead of your penis. Retrograde ejaculations do not cause any physical harm, but they lead to infertility.
What treatments are available for impotent men with diabetes?
Trident Health Group encourages men to manage their diabetes by taking necessary precautions, such as:
- Maintain healthy glycemic control
- Quit smoking
- Stay active by exercising regularly
With our Acoustic Wave Therapy Protocol at Trident Health Group we’ve had tremendous success treating men who suffer from diabetes and erectile dysfunction. The innovative therapy uses acoustic waves to stimulate the creation of new blood vessels in your penis. With new, fully functioning blood vessels our patients are able to get and maintain a firm and solid erection for the duration of sexual intercourse.
Diabetes is a chronic health condition, but erectile dysfunction is not. There is a solution for ED. Trust the experienced and compassionate providers at Trident Health Group with your erectile dysfunction problems. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book one online today.
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