Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is very common in men with Diabetes. There are several reasons for this. One has to do with the problems caused by poor long-term blood sugar management. Erection depends on nerves and blood vessels which can be damaged if blood sugar is not kept under control. ED is also linked to certain health conditions which are common to men with Diabetes like high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. It is estimated that 35 – 75% of men with Diabetes will experience some degree of Erectile Dysfunction. Among those over age 50 with Diabetes, 50-60% will encounter erection problems. That percentage increases to 70 – 90% after age 70. Erection problems tend to develop 10 – 15 years earlier in men with Diabetes than those without. With regard to treatment options, the best option is careful blood sugar management in order to help prevent nerve and blood vessel damage which can contribute to ED. Oral medications may not be appropriate due to the fact that men with Diabetes tend to have heart problems. Checking with your doctor is advised. Additional treatment options for Erectile Dysfunction may be intracavernous injection therapy, vacuum constriction devices, intraurethral therapy, and/or sex therapy. Dr. Victor Loria, developer of The PLATINUM Procedure of Penile Enhancement, also treats Erectile Dysfunction. Visit his website at https://www.loriamedical.com for information on various treatment options.
ED and Diabetes
Apr 27, 2013