Complications from diabetes can include erectile dysfunction. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Early detection and treatment can reduce the chance of developing complications of diabetes. It is important to have your doctor diagnose and treat your diabetes before starting treatment with National Male Medical Clinics.
I Have Diabetes. Why Am I Experiencing ED?
High blood sugar, which must be managed carefully if you have diabetes, causes blood vessel and nerve damage. Damage to the blood vessels blocks the release of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a chemical released into the bloodstream by the lining of blood vessels. It causes the smooth muscles and arteries in the penis to relax and let in blood.
According to the American Diabetes Association, 73% of adults with diabetes have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medication. The combination of high blood pressure and diabetes also increases the risk for blood vessel damage, further reducing blood flow.
High cholesterol is also common in people with diabetes. High cholesterol levels result in fatty deposits in artery walls reducing blood flow.
What Can Be Done?
It’s normal to feel embarrassed or anxious if you are experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED). Anxiety compounded with a complex medical problem may make you feel discouraged and may make the ED worse.
National Male Medical Clinics have helped thousands of diabetes patients regain their ability to achieve and maintain fully penetrable erections. This restores confidence that they are able to engage in satisfying sexual relations with their partner.