Diabetes & Erectile Dysfunction Specialist
Those who suffer from diabetes, know the numerous ways it can affect their overall health, but they may not be aware of the negative effects diabetes can have on their sexual function. Men with erectile dysfunction related to diabetes depend on Apex Health Center for comprehensive care. Our doctors are passionate about treating your erectile dysfunction and optimizing your sexual health. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
Diabetes & Erectile Dysfunction Q & A
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious health condition that occurs when your body has trouble managing your blood sugar levels. Your pancreas produces insulin to transport sugar out of your bloodstream and into your cells where it converts into energy. Without adequate insulin, your body struggles to deal with the excess sugar and can become very sick.
What causes erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes?
For sexual intercourse, your penis requires a substantial and steady flow of blood to create and maintain an erection. When your blood sugar is not regulated and unmanageable, it can damage the blood vessels and nerves responsible for getting and maintaining an erection.
The medications for diabetes typically increase the symptoms related to sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction and can also lead to low libido. Diabetes is also linked to low testosterone, which is a critical component of healthy penile function.
How common is impotence among men with diabetes?
50% of all men who suffer from diabetes will develop erectile dysfunction in the 10 years following diagnosis.
Diabetes is also a leading cause of retrograde ejaculation, an abnormality during climax that sends your semen into your bladder instead of your penis. Retrograde ejaculations do not cause any physical harm, but they do cause infertility and make it impossible to father a child.
What treatments are available for impotent men with diabetes?
Apex Health Center encourages men to minimize the effects of diabetes by taking necessary precautions, such as:
- Maintain healthy glycemic control
- Quit smoking
- Stay active and exercise regularly
Apex Health Center has had tremendous success treating men who suffer from diabetes and erectile dysfunction with our Acoustic Wave Therapy Protocol. The innovative therapy uses acoustic waves to stimulate the production of new blood vessels in your penis. With new, fully functioning blood vessels they are able to get and maintain a firm erection for the duration of sexual intercourse.
Unfortunately, diabetes is a chronic health condition, but erectile dysfunction is not. Trust the experienced providers at Apex Health Center with your erectile dysfunction problems. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book one online today.
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