P My dear doctor, I'm a middle-aged man and I am a diabetic and an insulin for 10 years. I have to admit, I did not have the best sugar control over the years; however, now I have a bigger problem. I can not lift it! I recently met someone and I am very attracted to the sex; However, I can not get my cock to work! Now I'm very embarrassed because after three attempts and nothing I think will give me another chance and I'll probably laugh.
What can I do? Did my poor sugar control cause this damage? Can it be reversed?
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to obtain or maintain erection that is strong enough for sex and is very common in men with diabetes.
It is estimated that about 35 to 75 percent of men with diabetes experience at least some degree of erectile dysfunction throughout their lives.
Men with diabetes tend to develop erectile dysfunction on average 10 to 15 years earlier than men without diabetes, and it is becoming more common with the ages. Over 50 years, about 50% of men with diabetes will have difficulty with erection.
Why do men with diabetes have erectile dysfunction?
It is caused by damage to the nerves and blood vessels caused by poor, long-term blood sugar control and involves damage to the nerves, blood vessels and muscle functions.
To achieve erection, men need healthy blood vessels, nerves, male hormones, and the desire for sexual stimulation. Poorly controlled diabetes can cause damage to blood vessels and nerves that control the erection. In such a case, even if you have normal amounts of male hormones and have a desire for sex, you still will not be able to achieve a strong erection.
Erectile dysfunction can also be associated with other conditions that are common in men with diabetes, such as high blood pressure and heart disease.
Many men are reluctant to talk to doctors about erectile dysfunction, but it's important that you do this to get the help you need.
Let your doctor know what has happened and how long this is going on and what exactly happens when that happens. This will allow your physician to consider all possible causes of your erectile dysfunction and to provide you with information about medications and other erectile dysfunction treatments.
First and foremost, it is still blood sugar control.
Ask your doctor if there is something you should do to manage diabetes better. Improving blood sugar levels will help prevent nerve and blood vessel damage leading to erectile dysfunction as well as prevent further damage that may already be present. You will also feel better and improve the quality of life.
Lose extra pounds. Excessive weight can cause or exacerbate erectile dysfunction.
Turn physical activity into a daily routine. Exercise can help with the underlying conditions that play a role in erectile dysfunction in a number of ways, including reducing stress, helping you lose weight, and increase blood flow.