What Can You Do When You Have Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes?

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If you’re a male with erectile dysfunction and Diabetes, what can you do?  Type 2 Diabetes is a common problem that affects men with diabetes.  This is due to Type 2 Diabetes causes nerve damage and atherosclerosis, (hardening of arteries) as a result of poor long-term blood sugar control.

This condition also leads to high blood pressure (HBP), which damages the lining of blood vessels and reduces blood flow to your penis.  A lack of blood flow can result in erection problems.

For many years, men with diabetes and erection problems had to suffer in silence.  The nerve damage from Type 2 Diabetes made it difficult or impossible for men to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.

ED pills, like Viagra, changed that for millions of men with diabetes.  For instance, it allowed them to finally regain a healthy sexual life with their partner.  Viagra, unfortunately, is only about 75% effective, is expensive and and has many potential side effects.



What Can Men do If they Have Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes?


Erectile dysfunction and diabetes can cause several health issues.  For men that can impact their ability to get an erection.

This includes:

  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • damage to blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
  • nerve damage
  • Weak blood flow

These issues can lead to erection problems. As a result, men with diabetes may be forced to give up having sex.

Over time, erectile dysfunction and diabete can cause blood vessels to become rigid.  This is a condition called atherosclerosis,  which impedes the efficient flow of blood from the heart to vital organs.  A lack of blood flow has many issues.  It starves the organs ans tissue of oxygenated blood, and blood flow removes damaging toxins.

As a result, when blood flow is restricted, this can consequently cause erectile dysfunction.  In this case, ED is not a condition in itself, but rather is a symptom of Type 2 Diabetes.


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Diabetes Causes Nerve Damage

Interestingly, findings show men with erectile dysfunction and diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus 2) can also cause nerve damage.  Unfortunately, this damage can prevent signals from the brain to the central nervous system.  These signals send blood to the penis, in response to sex drive.

Due to rigid blood vessels, the heart must work harder to push blood through the vessels.  This condition can cause elevated blood pressure.

High blood pressure and diabetes damages the lining of the arteries and effects a male’s ability to achieve or maintain an erection.  It is quite common for men with diabetes and erectile dysfunction to have coronary artery disease. The high blood pressure increases the force of blood as it moves through your blood vessels.  The constant pounding weakens the lining of the arteries and results in hardening of the arteries.  Over time plaques build up on the walls of the arteries, which restricts blood flow.  Restricted blood flow results in a weak erection or inability to maintain an erection.

Eventually, they loose the ability to respond to the signals from the brain and central nervous system, thus preventing a diabetic man from achieving an erection.

Most noteworthy, the Canadian Diabetes Association(CDA) states that nearly 50% of men with diabetes will show symptoms of impotence within 10 years of diagnosis.  The CDA also reported that many men with heart disease discover their ED is not due to their heart condition, but rather Type 2 diabetes.


How to Treat Men with Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes

There are several treatment options for men with diabetes and erectile dysfunction, including medication and diet for erectile dysfunction.

Ultimately, while most doctors will prescribe medications such as Viagra for diabetes, these prescription medications work, but come with several side effects, such as stomach upset, headaches, body pains and even blurry vision.

Even more, this has lead men with erectile dysfunction to seek a natural Viagra alternative that improves their erection without the side effects.  One of the best ways to treat erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes is  vacuum therapy.


What Does an Erectile Dysfunction Pump Do That Viagra Does Not?

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In addition to forcing blood into the penis to improve a man’s erections, a penis pump allows men with diabetes to also achieve an erection without the side effects of drugs like Viagra.

An erectile dysfunction pump is recommended by the American Board of Urology as a natural cure for erectile dysfunction in men with Diabetes.


5 Benefits of Vacuum Therapy to Reverse Erectile Dysfunction

  • Increases Circulatory Health
  • Increases blood flow to the penis
  • No side effects
  • Reduces stress and anxiety, which are psychological factors that cause ED in men
  • Improves a man’s self confidence


What is a PDE5 Inhibitor

While Viagra is classified as a PDE5 Inhibitor and works by decreasing the production of prolactin and improves the utilization of nitric oxide to reverse the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, research shows it is only 75% effective in helping men with ED due to Type 2 Diabetes.

Viagra, which is classified as a PDE5 Inhibitor, works by decreasing the production of prolactin in the blood.  This allows for the improved use of nitric oxide.  Nitric oxide is a key component needed to relax blood vessels, and improve blood flow for men to get a hard and sustained erection.

Viagra comes with some potentially unpleasant and dangerous side effects.

Consequently, an erectile dysfunction pump on the other hand, has a 90% success rate as compared to a 75% success with Viagra.  An erectile dysfunction pump helps men with Diabetes and erectile dysfunction regain their ability to enjoy sex and have a healthy sex life without the use of .

In closing, vacuum therapy for ED is at least 80% effective at helping men with Diabetes and erectile dysfunction regain their ability to achieve and maintain an erection.









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