Diabetes and ED
Studies indicate up to 75% of men who have type 2 diabetes experience some form of erectile dysfunction and it usually occurs 10 to 15 years earlier than men who do not have diabetes. Diabetes occurs when there is absence of insulin or insulin resistance. Possible cause include autoimmune disease, obesity, genetics or age. Diabetes may go unnoticed until organ damage begins. In particular, erectile dysfunction is the most common presentation in the presence of nerve damage due to impaired blood flow.
Unfortunately, because diabetes effects blood circulation it also impacts sexual function. Particularly in men, diabetes is often associated with, or the cause of erectile dysfunction. Diabetes has long term damaging effects on blood vessels and nerves. This causes reduced blood flow, and reduced sensitivity, leading to erectile dysfunction. But that is not the only problem.
Erectile dysfunction is also often a complication of other conditions common in men with diabetes, such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. While there are some well-known oral medications available to treat erectile dysfunction, many of these don’t work for men with diabetes. The good news is there are some remarkable alternative treatments for men with sexual dysfunction and diabetes.
Wave Therapy is one of those treatment options that can successfully treat erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes. Blood vessels in your penis break down over time. Diabetes can make that condition worse, or occur earlier in life. The Wave Therapy uses high frequency acoustical waves to open up old blood vessels, and to stimulate the formation of new vessels. This results in improved blood flow, which helps any man to obtain stronger and more sustainable erection.
If left untreated, type 2 diabetes patients can have irreversible erectile dysfunction therefore restoring diminished blood flow through a treatment such as Wave Therapy should be done as soon as possible.
At Victory Men’s Health we treat patients successfully on a daily basis that suffer from erectile dysfunction because of their diabetes.