Posted by: mens health therapist 84334199 | June 4, 2017

Treating Diabetic Erectile Dysfunction

If you have been diagnosed with ED your doctor will likely recommend an oral medication such as  viagra,  cialis, or  Levitra.  These prescription medications help improve blood flow to the penis and are generally well tolerated by most men.

However those having diabetes should find that these drugs should  not severely interact negatively  with your insulin medication such as metformin.

Although there are other ED treatments such as pumps and penile implants you may want to try an oral medication first.  These other treatments typically aren’t as effective and may cause additional complications.

How to prevent erectile dysfunction

There are several lifestyle changes that you can make to not only help with diabetes management but also to lower your risk of ED you can:-

Control your blood sugar through your diet.  Eating a diabetes friendly diet will help you better control your blood sugar levels and lessen the amount of damage to your blood vessels and your nerves.  A proper diet geared at keeping your  blood sugar levels in check can also improve your energy levels and mood both of which can help reduce the risk of an erectile dysfunction.  You may consider working with a nutritionist who is also a diabetes educator to help adjust your eating style.

Cut back on alcohol intake  Drinking more than two drinks per day can damage your blood vessels and contribute to ED.  Being even mildly intoxicated can also make it harder to achieve an erection and can interfere with sexual function.

Stop smoking.  Smoking narrows the blood vessels and decreases the levels of nitric oxide in your blood.  This decreases blood flow to the penis, worsening erectile dysfunction.

Get active.    Not only can adding regular exercises to your routine help you control your blood sugar levels, but it can also help improve circulation, lower stress levels and improve your energy levels and all these can help diminish ED and help bring your mojo back.

Get More Sleep.  Fatigue is often to blame for Sexual dysfunction.  Ensuring that you get enough sleep each night can also help lower your risk of ED

Keep your stress level down.  –  That is “Take it Easy”  Stress can interfere with sexual arousal and your ability to get an erection.  Exercise, meditation and setting aside time to do the things that you enjoy can help to keep your stress levels down and lessen ED.  If you are developing symptoms of anxiety or depression consult your doctor and they may be able to direct you to a therapist who can help you work through anything that is causing you stress.


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