Diabetes & Impotence شوگر اور مردانہ کمزوری
What Is the Link of Diabetes with Erectile Dysfunction?
It is estimated that about 35% to 75% of men with diabetes suffer at least some degree of erectile dysfunction/impotence, during their lifetime.
Men with diabetes tend to develop erectile dysfunction ten to fifteen years earlier than men without diabetes. As men with diabetes get older, erectile dysfunction becomes more common, over the age of 50, about 50% of men with diabetes are more likely to have erectile dysfunction. A man with age 70 and above, there is a 95% chance that they will have difficulty with erectile dysfunction.
Why Do Diabetic Men Suffer from Erectile Dysfunction?
The causes of erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes are complex and include changes in the functions of nerve, vascular, and muscle functions.
To get an erection, men need healthy blood vessels stable, nerves, male hormones, and a desire to be sexually stimulated, while diabetes can damage the blood vessels and nerves which control the erection. Even if you have normal amounts of male hormones and desire to have sex, you may still not be able to achieve a firm erection with diabetes.
What Treatments Are There for Men with Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction?
Men with diabetes who have difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection can take oral medications such as sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra), tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis), avanafil (Stendra), or vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn), for better sexual health.
However, because people with diabetes are also prone to having heart problems, these drugs can be inappropriate and cause dangerous interactions with some heart medications. Talk to your Urologist to find out which treatment is the best, if you have any heart disease.
Second Line treatments that men with diabetes may consider include intracavernous injection therapy, vacuum erection devices (without constriction), venous constriction devices (for venous leak syndrome), intraurethral therapy, and penile prostheses (inflatable and malleable), and sex therapy, are also helpful.
Most Important Is, Which Treatment Is the Best for Impotence?
It depends on many factors, including a man’s health and his ability to tolerate treatment. Ask your doctor if you should see a specialist (urologist) determine the best treatment for your situation.