Diabetes mellitus and potency are two closely interrelated phenomena. The fact is that with the first disease, small blood vessels and nerves of the penis are damaged. As a result, the erection mechanism is significantly aggravated, which is characteristic of the condition even with the absolute preservation of libido in a man. In addition, attraction itself can be aggravated, because pathology – be it the first or the second type – significantly destabilizes the balance of components in the brain region.
Pathological influence of diabetes mellitus on potency
Thus, speaking about impotence in diabetes, it is strongly recommended to pay attention to the main features of sexual intercourse. For a physiologically normal erection, about 50 ml of blood must be pumped into the penis area. In order for intercourse to take place, the blood must be reliably blocked in the indicated area before the start of ejaculation. The implementation of this is possible only if there is a healthy vascular system and nerves that are responsible for these physiological algorithms.
With the addition of diabetes mellitus, the work of the male body will undergo serious changes, the impact of which cannot be overestimated. Talking about this and potency in diabetes, pay attention to the following:
- diabetes provokes the development of metabolic and metabolic disorders in the human body, as well as the formation of hypoglycemia, which is impossible with type 2 diabetes;
- all this is characterized by a depressing effect on the area of the spinal nerve nodes, which are responsible for erection and ejaculation;
- even in the absence of erectile problems in men, problematic ejaculation or completely absent ejaculation can be identified;
- in diabetics, in some cases, a serious dulling of the degree of susceptibility in the erogenous area is diagnosed. For example, this may concern the head or scrotum, which indicates serious problems with potency in diabetes mellitus.
It is no secret that any of the types of diabetes negatively affects the general condition of the circulatory system and the capillary network, which is localized in the area of the penis.
As a result, the filling with blood on excitement turns out to be insufficiently intense. All this is the main factor in aggravating an erection – up to a complete cessation or significant weakening.
In addition, it is diabetes mellitus that can negatively affect libido in the male half of humanity. This is associated with the fact that the pathological condition begins to affect such centers in the region of the brain that are responsible for sexual desire. That is why the special term “diabetic impotence” was developed, which means such erectile dysfunction, which is of diabetic origin. Speaking about diabetes and impotence, it is strongly recommended to pay attention to the connection between testosterone and the disease itself.
The Testosterone-Diabetes Connection
According to statistics, in 50% of males with diabetes mellitus, all kinds of erectile dysfunctions are identified. Factors in the development of such a pathological decrease in testosterone levels may be a concussion, as well as pathologies associated with the work of the liver. In addition, diabetes affects even if certain medications are used that have a total effect on the body.
It should also not be forgotten that testosterone levels can be seriously affected by injuries to the perineum, scrotum, groin and even testicles. In addition, attention should be paid to bone pathologies such as osteoporosis and hypertension. As a result, insufficient testosterone secretion is a logical consequence of the disease and one of the leading factors associated with the formation of pathology. No less attention deserves impotence in diabetes mellitus and its treatment.
Features of the treatment of diabetic men
Speaking of treatment, it is strongly recommended to pay attention to the need to stabilize the course of the disease. The main thing in this case should be considered the normalization of the ratio of sugar in the blood. Talking directly about how to treat, it should be borne in mind that:
- exclusion of excess body weight is required, namely, frequent consumption of food, but in small quantities, limited use of fats of animal origin;
- before the onset of intercourse, carbohydrates will be most correctly used to compensate for the expended energy;
- essential components of therapy are daily exercise and the elimination of nicotine addiction;
- no less important is the permanent control of indicators of both blood pressure and testosterone, so that the treatment of impotence in diabetes mellitus is complete.
Specialists strongly recommend paying special attention to such measures of influence as the elimination of psychological problems and the elimination of permanent stress.
In addition, one should not forget about therapy for depression and psychotherapy, which is extremely important and has a positive effect on potency.
No less significant attention is paid to the features of the medical part of the treatment. Quite often, to ensure an effective fight against erectile dysfunction, experts point to drugs such as Cialis, Viagra or Levitra. Their advantage is that they increase blood flow directly to the penile area. However, they are characterized by a rather dangerous side effect, which is that they provoke a significant load on the heart muscle. This is certainly contraindicated in patients – both men and women – with diabetes mellitus. It is in this regard, when using such medicinal names, it is strongly recommended to consult with a qualified specialist who will explain how to proceed in this case.
Also, special vacuum devices and injection treatment may well be used. We should not forget about surgical therapy and the fact that with aggravated forms of vascular impotence, both narrowly targeted therapy and sexual therapy are used. It is important to approach the problem of diabetes mellitus in men and potency in a comprehensive manner in order to really provide fast and effective treatment, each stage of which is positively affecting the sexual life.
Thus, impotence in diabetes mellitus is a serious problem faced by the vast majority of men with the presented diagnosis. However, despite all the threat of the condition, it is quite treatable. In order to provide it, you need to contact a specialist and follow all his recommendations so that the treatment turns out to be comprehensive.