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Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes
|by Dr. Krishna R.S|
Men who suffer from diabetes tend to develop erectile dysfunction earlier than men of same age who do not have diabetes. Diabetic men experience difficulties to achieve erection as age advances.
Probable causes of erectile dysfunction in diabetes:
Erection requires a sequence of events. Erectile dysfunction can occur when any of the events is disturbed. Nerve impulses in the brain, spinal column, around the penis and response in muscles, fibrous tissues, veins, and arteries in and around the corpora cavernosa constitute this sequence of events. Diabetes affects skin, blood vessels, nerves and muscles. Elevated blood glucose level damages blood vessels and nerve endings. This disturbs the sequence of events which cause erection. Even a good desire of sex in men suffering from diabetes does not help to get sufficient erection.
Diabetes also damages arteries of heart (coronary arteries). Hence heart diseases and diabetes are often linked together. Hence diabetic men who suffer from erectile dysfunction should consult their physician to rule out coronary artery disease (CAD). Uncontrolled blood glucose level cause great damage to blood vessels nerves and muscles. It may also affect vital organs like heart and kidney. Complications like hypertension; elevated blood cholesterol level further aggravates the condition and increase the risk of erectile dysfunction or ED
Simple Tips to control diabetes:
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