Experts say as many as three-quarters of diabetic men will at some point experience ED.
Erectile dysfunction affects men with diabetes earlier in life than non-diabetic men, typically by 10 to 15 years. As men with diabetes age, ED becomes an increasingly greater likelihood.
About 50% to 60% of men above the age of 50 living with diabetes have difficulty achieving an erection. When a diabetic man reaches the age of 70, the chances of erectile dysfunction are even greater.
So, what is the link between diabetes and ED?
The causes of ED in men with diabetes are complex. They involve impairments in nerve, blood vessel, and muscle function.
In order for a man to get an erection, he needs healthy blood vessels, nerves, male hormones, and a desire to be sexually stimulated. Diabetes damages the blood vessels and nerves that control his erections. So, regardless if he has normal amounts of male hormones and a regular desire to have sex, he still may not be able to achieve a firm erection.
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR MEN WITH ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AND DIABETES
Medications used to treat diabetic men that are having issues with erectile dysfunction may include sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra), tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis), avanafil (Stendra), or vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn).
Unfortunately, people with diabetes are also susceptible to heart problems. Therefore these medications may not be safe and may cause dangerous interactions with certain heart medications.
UroCellz treatment is an effective alternative to swallowing medications that can cause problems for men with diabetes. With two or three procedures, Dr. Z. can give you back your sex life as soon as 1-2 weeks after your appointments.
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