1 year ago
Is it true that men with diabetes suffer from erectile dysfunction?
1 year ago
Yes, it is true that men with diabetes may suffer from erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is a condition where the person experiences difficulty in attaining or maintaining erection during sex. The normal male sexual erection is the result of a mix of vascular, nervous, hormonal, and psychological responses, which means that it requires healthy blood vessels, intact and functioning nerves, adequate level of male hormones, and a sound mind. When a person has long standing diabetes, his blood vessels start getting damaged, this reduces the blood flow to the corpus cavernosum (a part of penis). Diabetes also damages the nerves (diabetic neuropathy) that help in bringing about excitation (erection). Along with these two, a usual complication, i.e., obesity also plays a negative psycho-physical role in attaining as well as maintaining erection. All the aforementioned factors play an important role in developing erectile dysfunction in a diabetic male. Keeping diabetes under control is a surer way to averting the risk of erectile dysfunction.
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