Diabetes has many negative impacts on a man’s quality of life, not the least of which is Erectile Dysfunction, also known as Impotence.
Men with diabetes have “high blood sugar,” which is the layman’s way to describe too much glucose in the blood. Cells need glucose for energy.
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. Insulin is the hormone that helps to “metabolize” sugar. This is why diabetes is referred to as a “metabolic condition.” A man with diabetes does not produce enough insulin, or the cells lose their ability to respond properly and “open up” in the presence of insulin. Either way, the result is the glucose or sugar, building up in the blood, instead of getting into the cells where it is needed for energy. That increased level of sugar in the blood has a number of debilitating effects, not the least of which is impotence or erectile dysfunction.
Understanding Diabetes and the Link to Impotence
The food we eat provides sugars, or the raw energy our cells need. Sugar is released during digestion. In response to the presence of sugar, your pancreas releases insulin. It is insulin’s “job” to remove the sugar from the blood, and move it into the cells where it can be metabolized.
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In people with diabetes, something goes wrong with that process. Your body either does not produce enough insulin to trigger the proper response, or, the cells do not react as they should in the presence of insulin.
Either way, sugar levels in the blood increase, and diabetes is the result. The first symptoms most men with diabetes will experience is fatigue, and increased thirst. Other symptoms include increased urination, increased hunger, and because of the impact diabetes has on nerve function and circulation, erectile dysfunction. In fact, 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
Men with diabetes often have trouble in the bedroom. 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.
The lack of nerve sensitivity and poor circulation typical of diabetes, is not the only reason why men with diabetes, are also at a greater risk for impotence. Men with diabetes also often have what we call “comorbid conditions” — other conditions, such as obesity, heart disease, or high blood pressure — that also impact sexual performance.
This is why, most men with diabetes, cannot benefit from Viagra, or the other well-known oral ED medications, all of which cannot be taken by men with hypertension, or heart disease.
With that being the case, what are the treatment options for men with diabetes and impotence?
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 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 low-frequency soundwaves to painlessly repair damaged or clogged blood vessels, and actually generate new ones. Blood flow improves greatly, and the result is better, longer lasting erections.
If you have diabetes and are suffering from impotence, contact our offices today to see if one of these remarkable treatments can give you the male enhancement you have been looking for!