Diabetes mellitus and erectile dysfunction - can be treated?

Diabetes mellitus and erectile dysfunction - can be treated?

One of the collateral losses of diabetes for men is erectile dysfunction. And of course it is one of the symptoms that a man with diabetes mellitus has to face, which can reasonably bring about a lot of upsets in his life.


Ignorance, shame, fear or even negligence often brings men and women into confrontation with particularly unpleasant situations that can be overcome or constrained when these obstacles are overcome.


What are the reasons why diabetes is elevated?

It's been characterized as one of the biggest medical and social problems because it not only occupies a large part of the world population, but according to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that the total number of people with diabetes will rise by 50% over the next 25 years!

Two are estimated to be the reasons behind their massive rates. One concerns the diet and the habits grown around it, while the second is the inadequate regulation and control of diabetes.

The first reason is the consequence of the current lifestyle, associated with poor quality and caloric overweight, lack of physical activity and stress. This pattern leads to obesity, metabolic diseases and diabetes.


What happens when diabetes is not regulated

Regarding regulation and control, when these are not done at the moment and at the frequency they need, the consequences are painful. Diabetes is the first cause of adult blindness, renal insufficiency requiring hemodialysis, and a major cause of strokes, as well as leg amputations (non-traumatic).

As mentioned earlier, diabetes is often hidden behind erectile dysfunction problems, which can also lead to sexual inappropriateness. The effects are obviously personal (anxiety, loss of self-esteem), but interpersonal with a ruptured relationship.


Nearly one in two men, 40% of the diabetic population for accuracy, will be called upon to tackle this problem, with these rates increasing with age. At the same time, this dysfunction also appears to be related to the duration of diabetes mellitus, chronic complications, but also to the quality of metabolic control of the diabetic patient.

The reasons leading to this phenomenon are also pathological (overturning the balance between vasodilation and vasoconstriction) and psychological. Due to chronic disease, a diabetic is likely to experience depression or anxiety disorders, which in turn can cause erectile dysfunction.


Erectile dysfunction in diabetes - a problem that is solved

The first and foremost step is the person with diabetes who presents the symptom, trust his doctor, give his sexual record and discuss the factors concerning erectile dysfunction. Smoking, alcohol and drugs are some of them.

The treating physician may then request a series of laboratory examinations, including metabolic regulation and renal function. There are, of course, various other specialized examinations that may be required. What should be retained by the diabetic is that: Erectile dysfunction should not cause despair, because it can now be prevented, controlled and, of course, treated.


Aggeliki Koskeridou

Holistic Doctor – Counseling Psychotherapist

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

MSc c. Health Psychology


insta: dr_aggelikikoskeridou_official 


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