Is there any relationship between Impotence and Diabetes?
Long term diabetes is believed to be a culprit for erectile dysfunction in men. Many medical experts say that those men who are suffering from diabetes may develop Impotence quite earlier than the normal men, mostly 10 to 15 years prior.
The reason why diabetic could suffer from erectile dysfunction is that diabetes interferes with oxygen delivery and the production of nitrous oxide, which is important for having an erection. The blood vessels, nerves and male hormones need to be healthy for the person to get sexually stimulated. Diabetes is believed to adversely affect those blood vessels that control the erection. In addition, since the person is suffering from diabetes, his glucose levels would be poor. He might also be suffering from neuropathy in the feet and retinopathy in the eyes. They also increase the chances of impotency in the men. Lack of physical activities, smoking, alcohol, and high blood pressure are also the culprits in this regard. They not only increase the blood sugar levels and hence diabetes but also contribute to impotence.
But there is nothing to be worried about. If you are able to control your blood sugar levels and take upon the treatment for impotence, you could once again enjoy a healthy sexual life. Whenever you experience problems during sexual intercourse, it is advisable that you should pay a visit to an urologist or sexologist who is an expert in treating these types of problems. The doctor would then conduct some tests to identify the real cause and the type of problem. Once identified with the cause, then he would start with the medication process. There are various treatments available for treating impotence.
The tests which the doctor might consider performing on you might include: complete blood count (CBC), liver and kidney function tests, lipid profile, thyroid function tests, blood hormone studies, urinalysis, duplex ultrasound, Nocturnal Penile Tumescence (NPT), Penile biothesiometry, Vasoactive injection, Cavernosography, Arteriography, hey, do not get afraid. You need not undergo all the tests not even one test. These are different types of test available and after talking to you and knowing the symptoms will the doctor suggest one or two for you.
The treatments available for treating Impotence are:
Oral medications: the doctor might put you on certain oral medications like Viagra, Sildenafil, Lefidra and Tadalfil. These are commonly prescribed oral medications but do not take them on your own. The doctor knows your medical history and he knows what type of medication would suit you.
Since diabetic people also suffer from problems of the heart so the doctor might do not put you on these medications. Instead he might put you on alternative treatment like Sexual therapy, vacuum constriction devices, intraurethral therapy or intracavernous injection therapy.
Have confidence in your doctor and never hide anything from them. Disclosing all your health problems would only help them help you better a recover completely.