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Erectile dysfunction in diabetes: why it may occur and how to treat it

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Diabetes could be an important cause of erectile dysfunction, especially when its treatment is not carried out correctly and blood glucose levels are out of control.

This occurs because the excess of sugar causes a series of alterations in the blood vessels and in the nerves of the pene region, which are the most important factors for erection in the body, which are the sensory stimulus and the circulation of there bleed. In this way, the man cannot have an erection and develop an erectile dysfunction.

Therefore, to avoid erectile dysfunction and many other serious complications, it is important that the man carries out the proper treatment of diabetes, so that the blood sugar levels are always regulated and there are no changes in the vessels or at the level of the nerves. See how diabetes treatment is carried out.



How diabetes affects erection

The erectile dysfunction in diabetes occurs due to some alterations that produce this illness in the body of the man and that make erection difficult, which include:

  • Decreased circulation having made it impossible to obtain the amount of blood necessary for the erection to take place;
  • Obstruction of the penile arterywhich reduces the concentration of blood in this region due to atherosclerosis;
  • Changes in sensitivity that diminishes the sexual pleasure.

Therefore, if the man has diabetes and does not have adequate treatment, there is a great possibility of developing erection problems, in addition to being able to develop many other serious health complications, such as diabetic foot or neuropathy.

How to treat erectile dysfunction in diabetes

Erectile dysfunction caused by diabetes cannot always be completely cured or reversed, as it depends on the severity of the condition that the blood vessels have been affected. In the most serious cases, even with treatment, it may not be enough for a satisfactory erection, but it is only possible to find out if it can be reversed after starting the treatment and starting to observe the results.

Measures such as controlling blood glucose and blood pressure, controlling weight through a balanced diet and regular visits to the doctor can help to lead a healthy life and treat impotence caused by diabetes. In addition, the doctor may recommend more specific treatments such as:



  • Use vasodilator drugs like sildenafil or tadalafil, according to the doctor’s orientation;
  • Perform regular physical activity like running for 1 hour, 3 times a week, for example;
  • Implant a semi-rigid prosthesis in the penela which is used in the most serious cases in which the other strategies do not work.

It is essential that each case is carefully evaluated by a specialized urologist, since it is a fragile area of ​​the body and self-medicating can significantly harm the man, being able to be accompanied by more complications.

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