Men with diabetes often face sexual performance issues such as Erectile Dysfunction or Impotence.
Diabetes is not a single condition or disease. It is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by increased levels of glucose, or “sugar” in the blood. A man with diabetes is either not producing enough insulin, or the cells of his body do not respond correctly to the presence of insulin, or both.
The numbers of Americans suffering from diabetes has been dramatically rising over the past few years. In the past decade alone, according to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), Americans living with diabetes jumped more than 40 percent – to almost 26 million. Internationally, the numbers are just as chilling. DRI estimates there are 382 million people worldwide living with diabetes, and the World Health Organization believes that number may more than double by 2030.
Understanding Diabetes and the Link to Impotence
To understand diabetes you must understand insulin, and its role in metabolizing, or processing the food that you eat. We refer to diabetes as a “metabolic condition” not a disease, because it effects how you “metabolize”, or draw energy, from the foods that you eat.
During digestion, when the sugar, or glucose, is released to provide raw energy for your cells, your pancreas releases insulin in response. Without insulin, that sugar or “fuel” could not get into the cells where it is needed. Insulin is what tells the cells to open up, remove the sugar from your blood and metabolize it into energy. When you have diabetes, either your body does not produce enough insulin to “knock loud enough” on the “doors” of the cells to open, or there is something wrong with the “doorbell.”
Either way, sugar does not get into the cells where it belongs and is needed for energy, and instead builds up in the blood, leading to the symptoms of diabetes. The typical symptoms include: fatigue, increased urination, excessive thirst, and increased hunger.
Because of the nature of diabetes, among its other detrimental effects, it can have a profound impact on sexual wellness in men and can often lead to erectile dysfunction — the condition we used to refer to as impotence. Impotence was once considered a possible sign of diabetes, particularly if it co-existed with some of the other common indicators of increased sugar in the blood.
Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction
Because diabetes effects blood circulation and nerve sensitivity, it can have a negative impact on erectile function. This is unfortunate, not only because of the obvious impact on your love life, but many scientific studies have shown that a healthy and active sex life, contributes to overall vitality and wellbeing. This can be particularly important in helping someone with diabetes, better deal with the condition.
ED is often a complication of diabetes, not only because of the long term damaging effects on blood vessels and nerves that diabetes can cause, but also ED is often caused by other conditions common in men with diabetes, such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. While there are some well-known oral medications available to treat ED, such as Viagra, many of these cannot be taken by men with diabetes.
Best Impotence Treatments for Men With Diabetes
The good news is, there are some remarkable alternative treatments for men with sexual dysfunction and diabetes. In fact, we are using two such treatments in our Miami offices that are ideal ED treatments for men with diabetes!
One is the P-shot. The P-shot uses your own blood to give you bigger, stronger and more sustainable erections. And, the growth factors and specialized healing proteins in the P-shot, not only improve your ability to get an erection, they may actually lengthen your penis!
More recently we introduced extracorporeal shockwave therapy, or ESWT, for erectile dysfunction. ESWT for ED is a very new procedure in the US. In fact, we are likely one of the only facilities in your area offering this medically proven male enhancement protocol. We know that blood vessels in your penis break down over time. In men with diabetes this condition can be even more pronounced.
ESWT uses pulsed acoustical waves to open up old blood vessels, and to stimulate the formation of new vessels. The resulting improved blood flow, helps any man, and not just those with ED, to get better, longer lasting erections.
Contact our offices today to see if one of these remarkable treatments can give you the male enhancement you have been looking for!