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 Q & A
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious health condition that occurs when your body is unable to effectively manage your blood sugar levels. The pancreas produces insulin which then transports sugar out of your bloodstream and into your cells where it is then converted to energy. Without the correct amount of insulin, your body is unable to deal with the excess sugar resulting in serious illness.
What causes erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes?
Your penis requires an ample and constant flow of blood to create and maintain a firm erection for sexual intercourse. When your blood sugar is unstable, it can harm the blood vessels and nerves responsible for getting and maintaining an erection.
It doesn’t end there, the medications for diabetes commonly exacerbate sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction which can lead to low libido. Diabetes is also linked to low testosterone, which is a crucial factor for 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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