Diabetic patients have higher risk of erectile dysfunction

In accordance with calculations up to 75% of diabetics develop erectile problems as the disease advances with time.

If we compare different groups of patients, we will see that a group of men, diagnosed with diabetes, acquire ED 10-15 years earlier than male patients who do not suffer from it. When diabetic men reach 50 years old, a half of them face erectile dysfunction. After 70, their portion reaches 95%. In this way, we can conclude that diabetics are more prone to have erectile dysfunction.

The causes of ED in diabetic patients

ED cases in male patients are more complicated than the rest. The patients suffer because they have damaged nerves, muscles and blood vessels. The body is not able to function properly when nerves have impaired function or blood vessels are damaged. All these elements should be healthy to achieve erection. Men should also have adequate level of hormones and good libido for normal sexual function. But it is not enough for sexual drive. All components of the system should work in a right way. If at least one of them fails, then it is hard to obtain the result.

How ED is treated in diabetic patients

It is recommended for diabetic ED patients to take the pills such as Cialis, Viagra, Levitra. Diabetic patients can have other health problems as well, for instance, heart disease. For this reason, it can be problematic to take these medicines. Everything should be discussed with a doctor first. It is not allowed to take the medicines without doctor’s prescription. Only medical specialist can decide what medicine is the most suitable in your particular case.

Treatment with tablets is just one of the methods to treat erectile dysfunction. Other solutions include:

  • vacuum devices,
  • injections,
  • sex therapy,
  • and intraurethral therapy.

What kind of treatment should be chosen in this case? There are a lot of things that determine the solution such as health characteristics of the individual and the response of the body. The treatment should be conducted under medical observation.